Are You Ready For Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand what they are going to do with big data Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. The Challenge Is What To Do With The Data. Changes like “big data” often don’t happen all by themselves.

Is Big Data Worth It?

Eric D. Brown

I just read an article titled “ Marketers: Is Big Data Worth It? ” In the article, the author, Larisa Bedgood , does a very good job of addressing the question of whether big data is important for organizations to focus on. Your data must tell a story.

Big Data, Big Analytics and You

Eric D. Brown

Big data has been a popular topic over the last few years. Many organizations have been studying big data systems and processes as well as the science behind capturing, storing, analyzing and using large amounts of data within their businesses.

Ascent Index: Big Data

The Investing Edge

Big data is a hot topic, especially here in Massachusetts – arguably the Big Data capital of the world with 12,000 people employed in big data jobs in more than 100 companies across the state, an unmatched talent pool from top universities, and home to EMC Corp.

Pioneers take flash storage to analytics and big data use cases

Computer Weekly

Flash storage is now being applied to big data and analytics workloads as array makers exploit flash performance for rapid access and high throughput for big datasets

A Timeline of Big Data Analytics


The world seems to run on big data nowadays. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to remember a time when businesses weren’t intensely focused on big data analytics. It’s equally difficult to forget that big data is still relatively new to the mainstream. The amount of data being generated in the world today is immense, and it’s only getting bigger. Consider the following to be a brief timeline of the big data analytics phenomenon.

Big Data Doesn’t Require Big Systems

Eric D. Brown

I’ve written many times about big data and the benefits and challenges that come along with attempting to ‘do’ big data. The one thing I haven’t said much of is how easy it is to ‘do’ big data. Don’t let big data scare you. Big Data

Big Data News: Splunk Analytics For Hadoop, Big Data Storage Innovations

Data Center Knowledge

As O''Reilly Strata and Hadoop World convene this week, there''s lots of big data news. Splunk made analytics for Hadoop available, Red Hat Storage added an Apache Hadoop plug-in to storage solution, Gluster, and GlusterFS is now integrated with the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop Software. Big Data splunk

Moving to an Agile “New” Big Data Paradigm

Perficient - Digital Transformation

One of the key portions of the architecture involved Hadoop and Spark for both data storage and data processing for the delivery of data to the microservices platform. I believe the following breaks the current monolithic big data model with the microservices model.

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Big Data IT Budget Planning

IT Toolbox

Big data software, hardware, application suites, business analytics solutions. Competitors are gathering data to determine customer needs, define new product categories, and increase profits. Common applications include storage and analysis of customer sales data, web interactions suddenly, it seems, IT enterprises are deluged with vendor offerings that solve problems it didn’t know it had.

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You are doing big data, but do you have the storage space for it?

Eric D. Brown

Big data is everywhere these days. Everyone’s talking about using data to make better decisions. According to most, big data is the answer to everything (although I’ve argued that big data isn’t the answer ). Where are organizations storing data?

Big Data Training Content | New January Releases

Linux Academy

With the huge amount of data floating around your business, what you do with it is vital to your continued success. Big data has become crucial in helping businesses make decisions and stay ahead of the competition. New Hands-On Big Data Training Course: Hadoop Quick Start.

Hadoop and Big Data Storage: The Challenge of Overcoming the Science Project

Data Center Knowledge

Enabling the 'science' of big data appears to be one of the biggest challenges for IT enterprises. Big Data Coho Data Industry PerspectivesIn order for projects of this nature to evolve into viable, efficient solutions, it will take as much rethinking from vendors as it will from the companies deploying these solutions. The gap between.

Big Data - Ensuring Data Availability

IT Toolbox

Many enterprises which have installed big data applications have done so using vendor-supplied hybrid hardware / software solutions. These solutions, sometimes called appliances, store huge amounts of data in a massively-parallel storage array and use sophisticated analytical software to return solutions to SQL queries.

Big Data: The Hadoop Business Case


The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, What is Big Data? To gain value from this data, you must choose an alternative way to process it.”

SGI Expands Big Data Portfolio

Data Center Knowledge

Expanding its portfolio of big data solutions, SGI introduced InfiniteData Cluster, SGI ObjectStore and SGI LiveArc AE for Infinite Storage Gateway. SGI seeks to apply its expertise in big data storage to deliver solutions increasingly needed in today’s enterprise. Big Data SGI cloudera hadoop

Discuss Big Data With NASA Experts at 9 Oct Big Data Forum


Editor’s note: This looks like one of the most relevant data analytics events of the season. Company representatives that want to meet the NASA experts on Big Data should attend. What could their approach and tools do for your Big Data analysis challenges?

Just Exactly How Do You Get Started With Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Big data is powerful, but how does one get started using it? Right now, “big data” is one such buzz word. As a CIO you may have been attracted to what everyone says the benefits of using big data are. How Can A Company Start To Use Big Data?

From Big Data To Modest Data

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Several years ago, I became thoroughly enamored with the whole notion of Big Data.    Call it Modest Data for lack of a better term.  The rock stars of this brave new world were going to be the hitherto unheralded data science professionals. 

Big Data: What’s Next?

The Investing Edge

Even before Governor Patrick announced the Massachusetts Big Data Initiative in May, the state had already established itself as the big data capital of the world. We have big money flowing from venture capital ( $350 million in 2011 ) to fund local startups offering new solutions. We are also already home to storage giant EMC, which lends further credibility to this burgeoning field. Data & Analytics Big Data Enterprise IT Harvard Massachusetts MIT

Oracle Boosts Big Data Appliance, Adds Cloudera

Data Center Knowledge

Oracle gives a storage and Cloudera boost to its big data appliance, Alcatel-Lucent helps uncover mobile analytics, and CA ERwin bridges the big data gap in the enterprise. Big Data Oracle alcatel-lucent ca technologies cloudera hadoop

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Optimizing The Data Warehouse: A Big Data Blueprint from Pentaho


We previously wrote about the Pentaho Big Data Blueprints series, which include design packages of use to enterprise architects and other technologists seeking operational concepts and repeatable designs. Save data costs and boost analytics performance. 15x data cost improvement.

Big Data Means Big Headaches For CIOs

The Accidental Successful CIO

Too much data is enough to make any CIO’s head hurt. As CIO, figuring out what to do with all of this data is your job, but since nobody has ever had to do this before, just exactly what should you be doing? The Problem With Big Data.

Using Big Data to Combat Gang Violence


Big data has been used to tackle a wide variety of problems. Most of those problems usually fall within the realm of the business world, but data science has steadily expanded to include even more use cases in various fields. One issue that has been talked about in recent years is the use of big data analytics in fighting crime. Law enforcement fully intends to use big data for that purpose, but the tactic does raise some serious questions.

How to best Leverage the Services of Hadoop Big Data


Image: SAP Cloud Platform Hadoop is a Java-based, open source framework that supports companies in the storage and processing of massive data sets. The post How to best Leverage the Services of Hadoop Big Data appeared first on Dataconomy.

EMC And Big Data: An Overview - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

EMC And Big Data: An Overview. Like many of you, I set filters on various social platforms to track topics of interest -- like big dataBig Data. Big Data Analytics. There is vastly more data, and vastly more data sources. 

Why Big Data Project Management Can Be So Difficult


Big data is extremely beneficial to businesses, and gathering it is now easier than ever with today's technology. When it comes to the management of big data, therein lies the challenge. This data can help businesses design advertising campaigns, promote products to specific customers, discern personal habits and the best times to offer deals, and much more. There are several reasons that managing big data remains a challenge. Storage requirements?

Hadoop and Big Data Storage: The Challenge of Overcoming the Science Project – Part II

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data Coho Data Industry PerspectivesMany large enterprise IT organizations are faced with the challenge of tracking a proliferation of small, ad hoc analytics clusters, or of having to plan for a larger central deployment with mixed technology requirements across multiple stakeholders. Read More.

Big Data – It’s not just for revenue

Eric D. Brown

If you spend any time reading about big data, you’ll find that most articles, blogs and stories refer to big data as a way to generate revenue. For example, big data is being used to help manage data centers more efficiently.

So you have big data…but do you have the Infrastructure to support it?

Eric D. Brown

Big data is everywhere. Everyone wants to be doing big data. There’s one big data induced problem that many aren’t talking about or acknowledging. Where’s the infrastructure to support all the big data initiatives? The Top Trends in Storage.

DriveScale Says Big Data Needs a New Kind of Data Center Infrastructure

Data Center Knowledge

Startup founded by Cisco and Sun veterans has built a rack-scale architecture specifically for scale-out Big Data environments Read More. Big Data Blades Convergence Featured Infrastructure Storage Virtualization

Datameer Secures $19 Million for Big Data Analytics

Data Center Knowledge

Big data analytics firm Datameer raises $19 million to grow the company, DataOn becomes certified to take advantage of the Storage Spaces feature on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, and Panzura helps Mead & Hunt offload storage to the cloud. Big Data Cloud Computing Storage datameer dataOn panzura

A DBA's Big Data Wish List

IT Toolbox

Like management information systems, enterprise resource planning and relational database, big data is now a standard part of information technology architecture for most large organizations. Common applications include storage and analysis of customer data, web interactions, machine sensor readings, and much more.

Transforming to a Big Data Organization

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Transforming to a Big Data Organization.

Security for Big Data Designs: Examining best practices with security architect Eddie Garcia


On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 CTOvision publisher and Cognitio Corp co-founder Bob Gourley hosted an event for federal big data professionals. The breakfast event focused on security for big data designs and featured the highly regarded security architect Eddie Garcia.