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Big Data Enters 2015

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As we enter the new and exciting year 2015, the big data industry is well poised to achieve some truly great things. Our friends a DataRPM put together the compelling infographic below, “The Dawn of Smart Enterprise,” to highlight their predictions for how big data will advance in the coming year.

Big Data Industry Predictions for 2015

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As 2014 draws to a close, here at insideBIGDATA we’re trying to cool our heels a bit to reflect on the amazing year we had for Big Data. We thought it would be interesting to put together a 2015 Predictions article that included perspectives from many of our new (and old) industry friends. Below, is a compilation of some of the most compelling predictions we heard.

The Hidden Costs of Open Source

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While Linux clusters dominate HPC, there are many issues related to cost and complexity that can make open-source solutions challenging. In addition, determining real costs can be complex because every environment is different, and organizations will assess costs using their own methodologies and based on their own requirements and capabilities.

New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics

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Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise

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Now that MapReduce is becoming accepted as a ‘working’ model, the next goal is to turn it into an enterprise-class solution. IBM has written a technical white paper for overcoming common challenges when deploying Hadoop MapReduce – “Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise.”

Visualization of the Week: Cyber Monday vs. Black Friday

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On the heels of the biggest online shopping day of the year for Americans, below is a big data visualization comparing Cyber Monday with its brick and mortar counterpart, Black Friday. The visualization, created by our friends at Datameer using its Hadoop-based analytics platform.

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS-FPO

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Download this whitepaper today to learn best practices for deploying GPFS-FPO as a file system platform for big data analytics. The goal of this paper is to guide the administrator through various decision points to ensure optimal configuration based on the Hadoop application components being deployed.

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.