Big data analytics

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

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  • August 07, 2019 07 Aug'19

    HPE acquires MapR storage layer for AI, containers

    MapR storage technology gets a new lease on life from HPE, which plans to integrate the AI data management features with recently acquired BlueData container-as-a-service platform.

  • August 06, 2019 06 Aug'19

    HPE buys MapR assets to fuel AI applications

    Longtime independent big data vendor MapR goes out of business, selling technology and intellectual property to HPE. The move marks the continuing decline of the Hadoop market.

  • June 06, 2019 06 Jun'19

    Google acquisition of Looker to boost Google Cloud analytics

    By acquiring Looker, Google will enhance its analytics and BI capabilities available through Google Cloud, while becoming a formidable force in the enterprise-level BI space.

  • May 31, 2019 31 May'19

    MapR's future in jeopardy, layoffs loom

    It's right there in a MapR letter to California's labor department: A leader in the Hadoop market is desperately seeking funding after poor sales of its promising data platform.

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  • Hadoop

    Hadoop is an open source distributed processing framework that manages data processing and storage for big data applications running in clustered systems. Continue Reading

  • smart city

    A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare. Continue Reading

  • business analytics (BA)

    Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organization's data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Business analytics is used by companies that are committed to making data-driven decisions. Continue Reading

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