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Big Data – Darling of the Retail Industry

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Savvy retailers are harnessing the power of big data by combining data from a number of sources such as web browsing patterns, social media and industry forecasts. They are using big data to predict trends, prepare for demand, optimize pricing, and ultimately to improve each customer’s experience to increase acquisition and retention rates.

Visualization of the Week: Dueling Measures of Poverty

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This new interactive visualization tells a compelling economic story based on U.S. Census Bureau data measuring the reach of poverty in America.

Big Data – An Industry on the Move

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A compelling new infographic was just completed with Datameer, an end-to-end big data analytics application for Hadoop. The graphic visualizes the rising prevalence of Big Data and the importance of industries leveraging it in order to have a competitive advantage.

Lustre Scalability, Affordability, Manageability

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This fifth article is an editorial series that explores Lustre solutions in the cloud for an exploding commercial data universe. This week’s looks at Lustre scalability, affordability and manageability.

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric

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This article is the fifth and last in an editorial series that will provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance.

SAS Survey: Finding the Right Balance Between Personalization and Privacy

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A new survey from SAS, “Finding the Right Balance Between Personalization and Privacy,” finds a strong correlation between trust and willingness to share information on the part of the consumer. Trust in data security is by far the biggest factor when customers decide to provide information.

Big Data for Finance – Security and Regulatory Compliance Considerations

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This article is the fifth and last in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.

The Current State of Hadoop – An Infographic

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For those trying to sort out the big data technology stack, in particular Apache Hadoop, here is a compelling new infographic “The Current State of Hadoop: A look at the rise of Hadoop in big data enterprise applications for 2014,” courtesy of Solix.

In-Memory Computing Performance Benchmark

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that will provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging in-memory computing to analyze data faster, improve the quality of business decisions, and use the insight to increase customer satisfaction and sales performance. In last week’s article, we set the stage for in-memory computing technology in terms of […]

Adopting Big Data for Finance

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This article is the fourth in an editorial series that has the goal to provide direction for enterprise thought leaders on ways of leveraging big data technologies in support of analytics proficiencies designed to work more independently and effectively in today’s climate of working to increase the value of corporate data assets.