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A collection of big data white papers reviewed by the editors of insideBIGDATA. Please visit the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library for a comprehensive list of white papers focus on big data strategies.

Leveraging Big Data to Gain a Competitive Advantage Across a Range of Industries

In this special technology white paper, Leveraging Big Data to Gain a Competitive Advantage Across a Range of Industries, you’ll see how organizations around the world are turning to the Hadoop data collection, management and analysis platform to optimize their efforts to extract value from big data.

Dell Hadoop Solutions for Big Data

In this special technology assessment report, Dell Hadoop Solutions for Big Data, the premise is to unlock business critical insights from data of any type and size. Data growth is exploding, and analyzing large datasets—Big Data —has become the next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity. IDC estimates that in 2012 alone, the amount of data created and replicated surpassed 2.8 zettabytes. One forecast from IDC estimates that data will grow to an overwhelming 44 zettabytes by 2020.

The TIBCO Spark Connection

This article is the fifth and final in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

insideBIGDATA Guide to the Retail Industry: Sponsored by Dell and Intel

In this special industry report, insideBIGDATA Guide to Retail, the goal is directed toward line of business leaders in conjunction with enterprise technologists with a focus on the above opportunities for retailers and how Dell can help them get started. The guide also will serve as a resource for retailers that are farther along the big data path and have more advanced technology requirements.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research

In this new insideBIGDATA Guide to Scientific Research, the goal is to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.

An Overview of Spark SQL

This article is the fourth in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

Looking at Spark from a Hadoop Lens

This article is the third in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

Why is Apache Spark So Hot?

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure. This article is the second in a series that explores a high-level view of how and why many companies are deploying Apache Spark as a solution for their big data technology requirements.

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark

An Insider’s Guide to Apache Spark is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new computing framework. As one of the most exciting and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased intake of IT infrastructure.

The Future of Big Data and Retail with Case Studies

This article is the sixth and final in an editorial series with a goal of directing line of business leaders in conjunction with enterprise technologists with a focus on opportunities for retailers and how Dell can help them get started. The guide also will serve as a resource for retailers that are farther along the big data path and have more advanced technology requirements.