Big Data Insights

High level updates and insights from the world of Big Data

Businesses report benefits from big data initiatives  A report recently released by Accenture found that enterprises are growing increasingly satisfied with the business outcomes of big data initiatives and are recognizing big data’s role as an important tool in corporate digital transformation.

The study, “Big Success With Big Data“, was based on interviews with executives in technology, data and analytics roles from companies that had completed at least one big data implementation in 19 countries across seven sectors. …

At this past Fashion Week, a bevy of designers was showing wearable technology on their runways, suggesting that the devices are more in demand and stylish than ever.

Sensoria, a new line of athletic clothing, showcased socks with GPS location capabilities and shirts with built-in fitness trackers. The Daily Beast reported that Womenswear designer Rebecca Minkoff debuted a set of gold-link jewelry that fit with her collection while also doubling as smart devices.…

Enterprises are quantifying their operations through the collection of information from multiple endpoints, and this big data surge is allowing those businesses to connect to consumers on a more personalized level.

Analytics tools like Apache Hadoop help retailers like you to better understand the preferences and shopping patterns of customers and to plan inventory and pricing accordingly. The information collected through multiple retail channels allows retailers to offer programs that drive improved sales, such as loyalty rewards, personalized coupons and exclusive savings.…

With the rise of the quantified enterprise, many companies are looking for ways to effectively use big data and analytics programs to gain a competitive advantage. Tools like Hadoop – Apache’s open-source data storage and processing platform – are a great way to aggregate and analyze the vast amount of information collected by businesses each day. As CITEworld reported, market research firm Researchbeam recently released a report in which they projected the global Hadoop market to grow to $50 billion by 2020, highlighting the increasing popularity of the platform.…

Quantified enterprises use more data in more ways than ever before. One of the biggest potential benefits of all the data you collect is your ability to improved relationships with customers. Customer service representatives and sales associates should be the biggest users of your Hadoop big data.

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By aggregating and analyzing for Hadoop data you can provide your customer-facing employees real-time tips on how to communicate with clients in a more personal way, rather than sticking to a rigid, unwelcoming script.…

The Apache Hadoop platform allows businesses to store rarely used information in a cost-effective manner, while still being able to access it quickly. This saves IT departments time and money.

White Paper: Business Value of Hadoop

As enterprises quantify more of their daily operations, they seek useful information from an ever-growing number of endpoints. With more and more data under management, business leaders face a dilemma: some data is clearly critical and some data is clearly not, but a growing portion of data has ambiguous value.…

As shoppers, we are all guided by our emotions when making purchases. Things like wanting to feel good about saving money or contributing to something that will make the world a better place, calming insecurities we may have about ourselves or finally finding the thing that will fix a long-standing problem all play a role in what products we buy. These days, the rise of the quantified enterprise is offering retailers the ability to tap into those emotions to better target prospective buyers.…

As a growing number of organizations are noticing the rise of the quantified enterprise, not all are sure what to do with the influx of the new information available.

White Paper: Retail Sector Boosts Sales with Hadoop

While many assume that big data is solely the domain of large companies, a recent study from Quinstreet Enterprise found that midsize companies arecurrently deploying more big data initiatives than their bigger competitors. A survey conducted by Competitive Edge Research Reports backs up this claim, with 96 percent of midmarket organizations responding that they either currently employ a big data program or have plans to initiate one within the next year.…

With the rise of the quantified enterprise, an increasing amount of consumer data is available each day. This information offers us insights into every corner of retail and marketing, as well as providing data on a variety of customer-related metrics.

White Paper: Retail Sector Boosts Sales with Hadoop

Being able to find out customer attitudes toward certain brands and the reasoning behind why they buy the products they do helps retailers to make a more personal and better-targeted marketing strategy, noted Washington Post contributor Rajkumar Venkatesan.…

The big data trend has made its way into the oil and gas market, as organizations in this field now gather vast amounts of information and analyze it for a range of important uses.
Big data can greatly benefit a retailer's ability to not only prepare for the upcoming shopping season, but to effectively target consumers and bring its preferred shoppers through its establishments' doors.
By deploying Hadoop-based tools and committing to the process, businesses and get the most value out of their analytics programs.
Hadoop and Hortonworks have emerged as leaders of the big data marketplace. 
The need for greater insight into patients' behavior and history has driven the demand for business analytics tools.
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