29 March, 2017
Over the past few years, large-scale data breaches have become so common that even tens of millions of records leaking feels unremarkable. One frequent…
22 February, 2017
Technological innovation compounds over time, with new advances building on the foundations laid by the inventions of the past. At the Spark East summit this…
3 February, 2017
We’re seeing new connections everywhere. Smartphones. Laptops. Sensors on machines, vehicles, and appliances. All of those connections are generating massive amounts of data. For companies that can transform and manage it, data represents a huge opportunity as a source of competitive advantage and should be leveraged as such.
2 February, 2017
Machine learning is a growing field, used in everything from the basics of anti-spam functions to the complexities of self-driving cars. As this is a constantly adapting technology, companies seeking to take advantage of the system for functions like analytics may have trouble finding the best place to…
2 February, 2017
Bots get a lot of buzz these days. In the enterprise, a lot of this buzz focuses on customer care use cases, trying to provide better customer service or increase sales.
I think there are even bigger opportunities upcoming in the enterprise, especially in research and analytics, where AI has…
1 February, 2017
To take full advantage of cloud opportunities, IT organizations must restructure for the future.
The cloud conversation is not new. We know by now that the cloud is a prerequisite to shaping scalable and resource-elastic, variable cost-based businesses. However, companies and their CIOs continue to struggle with how…
27 January, 2017
Big data takes the time-tested methodologies of continuous improvement to the next level. Here are specific steps on bringing together analytics and CI programs.
It’s no secret that smart companies use Continuous Improvement (CI) to get better; however, reallysmart companies integrate big data with their CI cycles to…
24 January, 2017
Qlik is making its SaaS solution available to small businesses, groups and teams. Meanwhile, Kinetica adds in-database user functions, allowing ML library calls right from its GPU-accelerated analytics platform.
The analytics world continues to add breakthrough technologies, provide more integrated offerings and package them up for use by…
23 January, 2017
Walmart – the world’s biggest retailer with over 20,000 stores in 28 countries, is in the process of building the world’ biggest private cloud, to process 2.5 petabytes of data every hour.
To make sense of all of this information, and put it to work solving problems, the…
20 January, 2017
What do you think of when you think of “big data?”
If you’re like most of us, you probably think of large-scale IT projects. You might think of detailed analytics that are designed to make your head spin.
I mean, who needs to bother with all those annoying…
18 January, 2017
Getting full value from data analytics in business demands a multifaceted approach. It is not enough to implement good data management and effective governance – beyond this, the company must strategically and purposefully apply the insights achieved from data analysis in a proactive manner, in order to ensure efficiencies and its…
18 January, 2017
In 1994, Amazon set out to change the world. Its initial public offering three years later valued the company at just $461 million. Today it’s worth $360 billion, a gain of roughly 50,375%.
Is it possible, though, that the company is just getting started? That’s the surprise…