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Why the interest in Big Data?

By |2019-11-08T07:51:16+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , |

Big Data is a term used to describe large volumes of data – exabytes of it. If you used any sort of technology in your lifetime, you would definitely know that it all runs on data. The devices we use on a daily basis are constantly collecting and using data to perform functions and help [...]

Next level guide: Enterprise Big Data Analyst

By |2019-10-30T02:06:19+00:00October 18th, 2019|Categories: Big Data|

The next FREE guide will be launched during the #BigDataWeek on November 1st.  Data analysis can be considered both as an art and as a science. The latter is straightforward, because the analysis of data, as well as model building, is deeply rooted into the scientific domains of statistics, mathematics and computer science. Data analysis, on the [...]

Introduction to Big Data Architecture

By |2019-05-07T08:22:15+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Big Data, Fundamentals|Tags: , , |

What is Big Data Architecture? This post provides an overview of fundamental and essential topic areas pertaining to Big Data architecture. We will start by introducing an overview of the NIST Big Data Reference Architecture (NBDRA), and subsequently cover the basics of distributed storage/processing. The chapter will end with an overview of the Hadoop open source [...]

Analytics, Business Intelligence and BI – What’s the difference?

By |2019-04-04T10:09:20+00:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Big Data, Fundamentals|Tags: , , |

The difference between Analytics, Business Intelligence and Big Data In the business and scientific domain, most organizations differentiate between four different forms of pattern identification in data sets: Data analysis Analytics Business Intelligence (BI) Big Data Although all four definitions are closely related, there are some subtle differences between the terms that have an impact for [...]

A short history of Big Data

By |2019-03-26T04:51:53+00:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Big Data, Fundamentals|Tags: , |

Where does 'Big Data' come from? The term ‘Big Data’ has been in use since the early 1990s. Although it is not exactly known who first used the term, most people credit John R. Mashey (who at the time worked at Silicon Graphics) for making the term popular. In its true essence, Big Data is not [...]

Business Drivers for Big Data

By |2019-02-28T10:44:45+00:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Big Data, Fundamentals|Tags: , , |

Big Data emerged in the last decade from a combination of business needs and technology innovations. A number of companies that have Big Data at the core of their strategy have become very successful at the beginning of the 21st century. Famous examples include Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Netflix. A number of business drivers are at [...]

What is Big Data?

By |2019-03-26T04:36:53+00:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , |

What is Big Data? Big Data and its analysis techniques are at the centre of modern science and business. Every day, millions of transactions, emails, photos, video files, posts and search queries are generated that result in zettabytes of data. All that data is stored in databases on various places across the planet. All that data [...]

Data Types: Structured vs. Unstructured Data

By |2019-03-22T03:41:42+00:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Big Data|Tags: |

In computer science, a data structure is a particular way of organising and storing data in a computer such that it can be accessed and modified efficiently. More precisely, a data structure is a collection of data values, the relationships among them, and the functions or operations that can be applied to the data. Three different [...]

Panel Discussion Webinar – How to get started with Big Data

By |2019-01-22T09:03:27+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Big Data|Tags: , |

Big Data - How to get started! Panel Discussion Big Data is a topic that in on the strategic agenda of almost every organization. The demand for Big Data professionals keeps growing, and there is already a shortage in capacity of qualified and skilled people in this domain. As a result, a war on talent for [...]

How to set up a Big Data Centre of Excellence

By |2018-10-01T07:52:35+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Big Data, Fundamentals|Tags: , , |

What is a Big Data Centre of Excellence? A Big Data Centre of Excellence (BDCoE) is an enterprise function that takes an organization from zero knowledge to having a fully functional practice of Big Data technologies and processes to deliver robust business results. A BDCoE is where the organization identifies new technologies, learns about new skills [...]

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