Big data analytics

Big data analytics is the often complex process of examining large and varied data sets, or big data, to uncover information -- such as hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends and customer preferences -- that can help organizations make informed business decisions.. See complete definition.

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  • How DBS Bank is tapping data analytics to improve customer service

    DBS Bank’s managing director & head of consumer banking and big data analytics technology talks up the bank’s data analytics initiatives and how it is fostering a data-driven culture

  • Enterprise data lake deepens big data management challenges

    Distributed data lakes with Hadoop clusters and other systems create new data management and governance needs that are hard to meet with existing tools, says IT analyst Mike Ferguson.

  • 'Artisanal' Hadoop environment complicates big data system design

    Gartner analyst Merv Adrian discusses why organizations often have trouble with deployments of Hadoop-based big data architectures, and how to avoid the challenges they pose.

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  • Top 5 executive soft skills CIOs need to lead today

    To help navigate through a crisis like the pandemic, IT executives are drawing on their leadership and interpersonal skills as ...

  • Top 9 ways RPA and analytics work together

    As the use of automation technologies continues to grow in the enterprise, experts are offerings tips on how organizations can ...

  • 4 data science project best practices to follow

    Two data scientists provide valuable insight on how data science projects should work within the enterprise and the challenges ...


  • Gartner: Privileged access management a must in 2020

    Gartner's 2020 Security & Risk Management Summit focused on the importance of privileged access management to cybersecurity as ...

  • How to protect companies from business email compromise

    Research shows that business email compromise attacks continue to proliferate as threat actors continue to see success. Here are ...

  • 3 steps to secure codebase updates, prevent vulnerabilities

    Codebase updates are critical, but what about when they introduce vulnerabilities? These three steps will help app developers ...


  • Telecommunications book highlights spectrum, fiber cabling

    5G touts faster download speeds and new application types, but other major 5G changes will be in spectrum and fixed wireless. ...

  • Multimedia data and 5G drive network transformation

    Emerging networking trends and touted innovations always showcase faster speeds and new use cases. Yet, new challenges keep pace,...

  • Top 5G limitations and challenges for businesses

    Currently, the next wave of cellular technology certainly has its shortcomings. For instance, 5G faces a dearth of devices, ...


  • Mega Hopex update focuses on aligning IT to business goals

    Mega's Hopex upgrade adds IT Business Management, Information Architecture and Risk Management features designed to help users ...

  • Tips to get colocation contract renewal right

    During your team's colocation contract renewal process, be sure to reevaluate power requirements, spending flexibility and ...

  • Top 2020 data center industry trends include edge, private cloud

    IT infrastructure isn't just an on-premises data center anymore. The '2020 State of the Data Center' report shows growing ...


  • The evolving role of the chief data officer

    The job of the chief data officer is expanding to be more strategic as the need for organizations to connect and make sense of ...

  • Data mapping as a service, a modern form of data discovery

    The CEO of ActiveNav provides insight into how data mapping fits into the data management landscape as the vendor launches a new ...

  • Reltio sets new course for master data management strategy

    The founder of data management firm Reltio provides insight into the evolving nature of master data management, as organizations ...