Posts tagged ‘big data processing’

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: NOT the End of the World as We Know It

Have you heard the latest warnings by geniuses like Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Elton Musk? According to them, machines taking over the world is the single greatest threat to humanity. It’s the stuff science fiction thrives on. Machines become so smart that they realize what a pox people are on the world and — Bam! The computers do us in. Continue Reading

Does Taking on Hadoop Mean the End of Your Data Warehouse?

There seems to be some confusion among executives — many respond in polls to indicate that Hadoop will eventually replace their data warehouses entirely. But that isn’t necessarily the case. According to most experts familiar with Hadoop, the new open source data analytics solution is probably not the end of the need for data warehouses. The two handle things a bit differently, and many organizations will likely find a need for only one or for both. Here are the considerations you need to make before opting to abandon your tried and true data warehouse for Hadoop clusters. Continue Reading

But, Really, What Is the Cloud?

The cloud: it’s what everybody is talking about, few truly understand, and even fewer can agree on an exact definition. What does it mean to “store something in the cloud”? Where is it? What are the benefits, and are there any disadvantages? Here is everything you always wanted to know about the cloud and were afraid to ask. Continue Reading

The Top 8 Things to Know About Implementing BYOD Policies

The jury is in, and they have a verdict: whether you like it or not, BYOD is here and here to stay. Now that the ruling is out of the way, it’s time to set up solid policies to assure that the influx of devices occurs in a manageable fashion and all necessary security policies are in place. Here is your checklist for implementing solid BYOD policies. Continue Reading

Why Big Oil Wasting Big Data is a Big Deal

For those who know what big data is capable of in terms of improving production, lowering costs, and streamlining processes, it is almost unfathomable to think that an entire industry is sitting on a gold mine of valuable data, yet not using it for a business advantage. Yet that is what it appears big oil companies are doing. How can oil companies make better use of available data to drive down energy costs for everyone? Continue Reading