Apache Hadoop unquestionably delivers ROI by increasing the flexibility of data management/storage, processing, and analytics abilities. And it’s logical to assume that “commodity” servers translate into cost savings. But the truth is that while Hadoop can and does deliver significant cost reductions and revenue gains, much depends on the actual deployment.[read more]
Big Data has undisputedly ruled businesses worldwide, transforming them with its various helpful features. However, its inaccuracies and drawbacks have resulted in its attracting its fair share of criticism. Every major revolution faces severe criticism. The Big Data revolution did too.[read more]
The IT department of any organization is tasked with supporting users with a wide range of technical expertise, from the highly tech savvy to the not so much. We've taken a look at this spectrum of user intelligence through the lens of one of our favorite film series - read on below to find out how you rank.[read more]
Big data is a big deal lately across marketing channels, and is also a puzzle for many companies. For many, the amount of data is so “big” that it is hard to decipher through the noise and make sense of it all. This is where media monitoring tools can help you.[read more]
The social media industry has grown leaps and bounds in the past decade, but some challenges have persisted. Major networks such as Facebook have struggled to meet revenue targets. Facebook’s IPO stock price was based off revenue growth figures that have failed to materialize over the past few years, raising concerns that the site couldn’t monetize its users as well as analysts hoped.[read more]
If you’ve been reading about Apache Spark, you might be worried about whether you have to relearn all of your skills for using it to interact with databases. With Apache Spark, whether you’re a DBA or a developer, you’ll be able to interact with Apache Spark in the way you’re used to—while solving real problems.[read more]
The oil and gas industries are facing major challenges - the costs of extraction are rising and the turbulent state of international politics adds to the difficulties of exploration and drilling for new reserves. In the face of big problems, its key players are turning to Big Data in the hope of finding innovative solutions to these pressing issues.[read more]
When it comes to big data, just about every industry can benefit in some way or another. The healthcare sector is just starting to realize the potential value of big data, and the next several years will illustrate just how powerful and useful it can be to have detailed records of all kinds of patients over time.[read more]
Mobile technology is positively affecting businesses across the globe, allowing for real-time data transmission, instant collaboration, and the ability to access key business metrics from just about anywhere. With mobile supply chain applications, business owners in the food and beverage industry have greater insight into their everyday workflow – accessing data on the fly, enabling them to make better decisions faster.[read more]
One of the first rules of big data, could quite possibly be the following: there is no Big Data. That is – there is no single piece of big data research that is definitive. A research that gives you completely conclusive results, a research that does not generalize, a research piece that will be relevant in its entirety the next day after it has been drafted.[read more]
These days, it seems as though every survey needs to be designed twice. Once for regular desktop computers and then a second whereby we redesign the original survey to work better on a smaller mobile device like a tablet or phone.[read more]
For a while now, companies have been re-evaluating their commitment to onsite IT because there are other options available that can help them make their business teams more cost effective. Here are 5 ways that IT departments are helping companies improved corporate efficiency.[read more]
The applications of Fog Computing are endless. Fog Computing will become more prevalent in consumer related applications. Think about the technical advances the finance industry could muster up using the idea of Fog Computing. The Cloud Computing trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon, yet, you should start to hear more about Fog Computing in the upcoming years.[read more]
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