Big data dominates the headlines, yet most organizations have not figured out how to turn exponentially growing volumes of data into business value. Taking the right approach to big data, including implementing the right technologies, processes and analytics to achieve desired business outcomes, is critical.
One of the greatest business drivers of Big Data adoption is an organization’s focus on Cost Containment and Scale. While there are certainly situations where the use of traditional data storage solutions is appropriate, we find more often than not that newer Big Data technologies are a better way to meet an organization’s needs. Below we’ve outlined … Continued
Sadly, the 2013 Boston Marathon may mark the day that the world witnessed first hand the value of Big Data. We started Think Big in 2010, when only a handful of companies even knew what Big Data meant or what value it could create. It may be the horrific events of the 2013 Boston Marathon … Continued
How Hackings Against the NYT, Twitter, and the Federal Reserve Might Have Been Prevented with Big Data
Earlier this year, Twitter admitted they lost personal information on 250,000 or so users to hackers. Other companies, including the New York Times and the Federal Reserve, reported hackers had been inside their systems. Companies of all sizes, and the network security community, battle constantly against advanced, persistent threats. It’s time to fight back on … Continued
Is all the Big Data hype justified? In a word, yes. How did we get here? Our database systems of yesteryear were not designed to store, process and analyze the massive amount of data being generated by today’s devices and applications. The pace at which we are adding data and connected devices like mobile phones, … Continued