The amount of information being created continues to rise at a rapid pace, with many organisations struggling to work out how they can take advantage of this wave of data.
Along with official corporate systems, firms are faced with new pockets of data – social media channels and instant messages to name a couple. But the information is stored in such a disparate range of apps and websites, that getting a handle on it is a huge challenge.
Big data could be the answer to these problems. With big data technology, firms are able to feed in all this disparate data, crunch it, measure it and manage it, and receive useful nuggets of insight about their business, their customers, or their competitors.
But to get the best out of big data systems, firms need to make sure their IT infrastructure is up to the task of managing such huge volumes of data. And it’s not enough to just have the right technology in place, there’s also a need for a whole new generation of workers: data scientists who marry the required analytical skills with technical nous.
To help you wade through this complex landscape, we’ve put together the Big Data Definitive Guide.
Covering everything you need to know on the topic – from why Hadoop is such a big deal for big data through to the storage requirements for unstructured data and how firms can keep their big data green – this guide is all you need to start taking advantage of the big data revolution in your organisation.
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