Big Data Insights

High level updates and insights from the world of Big Data
Powered by tools such as Hadoop, the media companies of the future will analyze data to deliver relevant content to audiences, according to Patrick Vogt, president of the international division for The Weather Company.
 

Hadoop future looks bright

Hadoop continues its big data dominance despite some companies struggling to launch their projects.
Government agencies are beginning to take advantage of their huge volumes of collected information with the help of big data tools. 
Big data analytics are frequently touted for their world-changing properties, but many users feel stymied by the complexity of turning the vast amounts of information they're currently gathering into actionable insights. Using Hadoop clusters and databases, processing the stores of unstructured data that hold the most promise can be simplified, allowing organizations to make sense of information.
Hadoop and big data capabilities are consistently touted as one of the most significant trends in business innovation, particularly as open source development allows users to implement new features.
With energy consumption becoming a global concern, some researchers have used big data analytics to find solutions.
Big data analytics has provided educators with a tool to select proper reading material for students, potentially increasing the nation's literacy rates.
Big data's record of success bringing lower costs and higher revenues for businesses has driven interest in this type of analytics.
Computer games give players new worlds to explore, and by using Hadoop file systems to evaluate player data, gaming is also creating a virtual playground for analytics professionals.
Members of Microsoft have recently dispelled a number of mistaken beliefs regarding the nature of big data deployment.
Big data applications can be utilized to help financial centers combat fraud.
One healthcare consortium has leveraged its EHR system to enhance its big data projects.
Healthcare has long been touted as one of the biggest areas of opportunity for big data initiatives - McKinsey's influential 2011 big data report suggested improved analytics could save the industry $300 billion a year in the U.S. - but technologies such as Hadoop are enabling the industry to actually embrace the potential its data holds.
Hadoop big data tools can help retailers optimize their product lines and engage consumers.
Today, Hadoop and big data are phrases on the tongues of every IT professional and business executive, but the open source analytics tool was not always such a high-profile project.
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