Posts tagged ‘big data processing’

This Big Data is Too Hot, This Big Data is Too Cold, and This Big Data is Just Right

Almost every business is aware of the growth of data and is trying to figure out ways to deal with it. Some organizations have begun a “big data initiative” while others are simply trying to determine the best way to store, process, and secure increasingly large sets of data. Continue Reading

Now You See It, Now You See It Better: How to Turn Big Data Into a Purposeful Visual Presentation

By now, it’s common knowledge that the reason the space shuttle Challenger blew up mid-launch was because of an O-ring that failed at temperature. What’s lesser known is that, to some extent, a few data analysts who developed a really bad chart to show NASA the potential problem might also be to blame. The chart was such a poor representation of the data that the powers at NASA failed to see the potential for failure and went ahead with the launch. As we know, that cost the lives of its seven crew members, not to mention the many millions of dollars, labor hours, and other investments made in the shuttle. Continue Reading

Are You Ready for the Future of Big Data?

The initial surge of the big data revolution is winding down. Most businesses are now at least aware of the potential big data holds and have a plan in place to leverage it at some point. Breathe a sigh of relief, and then get ready for the next phase: acceptance and company-wide adoption. Continue Reading

Big Data for the Little Business

Big data is for the Fortune 500 guys, right? It’s the sole property of the deep pockets and tech giants like Google and Facebook and Twitter. If you’re falling for this, you’re seriously missing out on some huge benefits that big data has to offer the small business. Here are several ways that small- to mid-size businesses can take advantage of the rich repository of information and insight that big data and data analytics holds. Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why Your Data Analysis is Inaccurate

Are you getting inconsistent or confusing results from your big data analysis? There are several common mistakes that lead to inaccuracies. The good news is, all of these problems are relatively easy to fix (once you know what to look for), so that you can get your efforts back underway with greater success. Continue Reading