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Subtlety, Complexity, And The Future Of Retail

Why is the future so difficult to predict? It is easy enough to jot down a few paragraphs on a given future topic, say the…
Without Big Data Life As We Know It Would Be Impossible

Without Big Data Life As We Know It Would Be Impossible

Imagine your life today without big data. It’s not conceivable.   Try booking an…
Analytics For All: The Promise of Big Data

Analytics For All: The Promise of Big Data

Analytics has been around for decades. It got its start back in the 1960s, with decision-support systems running on the then-new IBM 360 mainframes. In the…
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Speedy In-Memory Databases Put Lid On Costs

Source: cornelius30 With big data raining down on enterprises, it’s DBAs (database administrators) who are stuck trying to weather the storm. Their work is particularly…
Sexiest Geek Alive: The Data Scientist

Sexiest Geek Alive: The Data Scientist

Collecting and storing big data, while extremely challenging, is simple compared to deriving value from it. That’s because, for the most part,…
Spend Pennies In The Cloud For Big Data Analytics

Spend Pennies In The Cloud For Big Data Analytics

Whether your company is big or small, innovation will make you successful. Gaining insights about your market before your competitors will give you a distinct advantage in delivering exciting new products and services…
NSF Revises Big Data Research Grant Process

NSF Revises Big Data Research Grant Process

Governments on both sides of the Atlantic are investing in big data research. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being made available to scholars and researchers to explore the potential of big…
Getting From A To B: Location Services A Big Data Opportunity For Retailers

Getting From A To B: Location Services A Big Data Opportunity For Retailers

Retailers have always known the value of where. After all, the first question any retailer must answer correctly is where to open a storefront. Get it right and customers stroll in and spend money; get it wrong and they pass…
Where Does Big Data Come From? Look In The Mirror

Where Does Big Data Come From? Look In The Mirror

Source: striatic/Flickr Consider Facebook — a big data company, if there ever was one. It’s where the term “data scientist” originated. Yet, without you and me, it’s not…
Data Geeks Get It Right Again

Data Geeks Get It Right Again

The recent US presidential election puts one more nail in the coffin of managing by gut feel. Weeks prior to Election Day, the data indicated a victory for the sitting President. Business leaders still on the fence about whether…