At the Strata + Hadoop World show in New York City today, Hadoop distribution specialist MapR Technologies announced the addition of native JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, packaged with its MapR Distribution including Hadoop. MapR Chief Marketing Officer Jack Norris says MapR-DB becomes the first in-Hadoop document database, allowing developers to quickly deliver […]
Your relationship with your customer has become increasingly personal. Your business is starving for customer analytics that help you better understand each individual customer — not just a broad customer segment. That focus on individual customers means we’re entering a world of extreme segmentation. This new focus is a key strategy for companies that realize […]
It’s no secret that the implications of big data extend far beyond organizational benefits into the societal and ethical realm, but market researcher Gartner predicts that the improper use of big data analytics will cause half of all business ethics violations by 2018. Organizations could suffer loss of reputation, wasted resources, competitive weakness and even […]
Healthcare organizations are latching on to big data for everything from population health management to genomic research. For Penn Medicine, the healthcare system and medical school affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, those technology advances are touching patients in very real ways. A team of clinicians and medical informatics experts at Penn Medicine […]
Download Now Big data brings boundless possibilities for almost any business. According to a recent study by IDG Research Services, in partnership with SAS, IT and business leaders are more excited about its potential impact on process optimization and customer experience, not to mention product and service innovation. But challenges persist and some organizations are […]
Download Now With big data, the unstructured variety makes for extraordinary opportunity. According to a recent study by IDG Research Services, in partnership with SAS, organizations see the value in their data, especially when it comes to a future filled with social media feeds, digital files and web behavior data. It’s important not to miss […]
Data brings us confidence and assurance, makes us more efficient and turns our world into a better place to live. Much of data is rather mundane – until it’s networked together and analyzed for decision-making, and then it becomes valuable. It’s all about separating the signals from the noise, and this two-minute video describes ways […]
This two-minute video provides an overview of where big data happens, how much of it there is, how much of it is useful and how much of it is actually analyzed. It also addresses the relationship between data, information, knowledge and wisdom and how it relates to analytics.