Pinup: Qubole – The Growth Of Big Data as a Service

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In late 2013, the growth of ‘Big Data as a Service’ (BDaaS) was being tipped as one of 2014’s standout trends. It was speculated that BDaaS was even the natural replacement of Software as a Service (SaaS) – the SaaS approach to acquiring specialised enterprise applications had proved itself to be a valid technology model,

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How The European Union Is Helping Its Citizens Cope With Big Data

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How The European Union Is Helping Its Citizens Cope With Big Data With 1.7 million billion bytes of data produced in the world every minute, it is increasingly clear that our brains need to deal with large and complex data sets. The aforementioned figure is the equivalent of 360,000 DVDs – a context that makes

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The Benefits Of Having A Data Warehouse

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The Benefits Of Having A Data Warehouse Since the advent of the Internet and the explosion of digital marketing, the potential for creating and using data has grown exponentially. In the 1990s, Bill Inmon published a book called “Building the Data Warehouse,” which introduced the modern concept of data warehouses. According to the book, “Data

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Can Mass Surveillance Create A Harmonious Society?

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Can Mass Surveillance Create A Harmonious Society? A lot has been written recently about how big data can be used for illicit and unethical purposes – yet away from the world of NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden, one country is using it to create a safer and more harmonious society for its citizens. Singapore is

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of A Connected Field Technician

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of A Connected Field Technician We have discussed Mobile Wearable Technology a number of times on CloudTweaks and truly realize its importance.  The Field Service Industry alone has the potential to save as much as $1 Billion Dollars annually which is a significant number.  We love insightful infographics that involve themes

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Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

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Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the

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How To Avoid Big Data Confusion, And Implement A BI Solution

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How To Avoid Big Data Confusion, And Implement A BI Solution Can doctors predict a disease before symptoms appear? Can businesses use real-time data to advertise more effectively? These are some of the questions posed by Join Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of the Oxford Internet Institute and Kenneth Cukier of The Economist in their 2013 book “Big Data:

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Big Data Analytics Adoption

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Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive

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Whitepapers: Analytic Databases For Big Data

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Information Governance in a World of Big Data Organizations need to evolve the governance of their information assets and respond to the opportunities and challenges brought by the mega trends of Big Data, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Mobile and Social Networking. Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal

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Cloud Infographic – Why Big Data Is The Next Frontier

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Cloud Infographic – Why Big Data Is The Next Frontier Around ninety percent of the existing data has been created in the past two years. With this huge amount data within reach, all businesses from corporations to start ups need to use this information to optimize analysis and increase revenue. Provided is an infographic courtesy

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Big Data – Productivity, Innovation And Competitiveness

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Big Data – Productivity, Innovation And Competitiveness Big Data Analytics Big data refers to datasets that are so large, diverse, and fast-changing which need advanced and unique storage, management, analysis, and visualization technologies.  According to McKinsey, Big Data is “the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity”.  The right use of Big Data can increase productivity,

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Staying On Top Of The Cloud: Information Governance

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Staying On Top Of The Cloud: Information Governance Information governance is a broad, relative as well as a subjective term! If you simply look it up at Wikipedia, you will find the following definition: “Information governance, or IG, is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information at an

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Cloud Infographic: Levels Of Big Data Maturity

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Cloud Infographic: Levels of Big Data Maturity CloudTweaks has published many articles pertaining to Big Data,  Cloud Adoption as well as a unique article that discusses bridging both Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing together. Today’s infographic provided by Knowledgent is useful and straight to the point that shows you some excellent key points.  See their Big Data assessment tools

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Austrian Retail Giant SPAR Chooses SAP HANA Infrastructure From Hitachi Data Systems

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European Retailer Relies on SAP HANA In-Memory Computing on the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform to Make Quicker Business Decisions SANTA CLARA, CA–(Source: Marketwired – Jul 1, 2014) – Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announces that SPAR Austria Group has chosen Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP)

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