Big Data

Sorted by:  

Characteristics of Big Data Analysis

Big data analysis has gotten a lot of hype recently, and for good reason. You will need to know the characteristics of big data analysis if you want to be a part of this movement. Companies know that something [more…]

The Big Data Paradox

You’ll find a nuance about big data analysis. It’s really about small data. While this may seem confusing and counter to the whole premise, small data is the product of big data analysis. This is not a [more…]

The Role of Traditional ETL in Big Data

ETL tools combine three important functions (extract, transform, load) required to get data from one big data environment and put it into another data environment. Traditionally, ETL has been used with [more…]

How to Use Data Streaming for Big Data

Sometimes, when approaching big data, companies are faced with huge amounts of data and little idea of where to go next. Enter data streaming. When a significant amount of data needs to be quickly processed [more…]

Big Data: The Need for Metadata in Data Streams

Most big data management professionals are familiar with the need to manage metadata in structured database management environments. These data sources are strongly typed [more…]

How to Use Complex Event Processing for Big Data

Complex Event Processing (CEP) is useful for big data because it is intended to manage data in motion. Complex Event Processing is a technique for tracking, analyzing, and processing data as an event happens [more…]

The Impact of Streaming Data and CEP on Big Data

Both streaming data and Complex Event Processing have an enormous impact on how companies can make strategic use of big data. With streaming data, companies are able to process and analyze this data in [more…]

Big Data Workflows

To understand big data workflows, you have to understand what a process is and how it relates to the workflow in data-intensive environments. Processes tend to be designed as high level, end-to-end structures [more…]

Enterprise Data Management and Big Data

Enterprise Data Management (EDM) is an important process in big data for understanding and controlling the economics of data in your enterprise or organization. Although EDM is not required for big data [more…]

Data Protection Options for Big Data

Some big data experts believe that different kinds of data require different forms of protection and that, in some cases in a cloud environment, data encryption might, in fact, be overkill. You could encrypt [more…]

The Big Data Governance Challenge

Data governance is important to your company no matter what your big data sources are or how they are managed. In the traditional world of data warehouses or relational database management, it is likely [more…]

Practices to Ensure Big Data Governance

With the governance challenges presented by big data, it is wise and absolutely necessary to have practices in place to ensure that you are protecting your information. While the degree to which you do [more…]

Put the Right Big Data Organizational Structure in Place

Typically, companies begin their journey to big data by starting with an organizational experiment to see whether big data can play an important role in defining and impacting business strategy. However [more…]

New Dimensions for the Big Data Planning Cycle

With the advent of big data, some changes can impact the way you approach business planning. As more businesses begin to use the cloud as a way to deploy new and innovative services to customers, the role [more…]

Keep Big Data Analytics in Perspective

Big data is beginning to have an important impact on business strategy. Because of the increasing importance of big data, keeping data analytics in perspective is good business practice. Companies are [more…]

Set the Right Foundation for Big Data

So, how do you get started in your journey to creating the right environment so that you are ready to both experiment with big data and be prepared to expand your use of big data when you are ready? Will [more…]

Why Companies Need Data in Motion for Big Data

You need data in motion to react quickly with the current state of big data. To complete a credit card transaction or send an e-mail, data needs to be transported from one location to another. Data is [more…]

Big Data Streaming with an Environmental Impact

Big data research can help in the business world, but it also has an environmental purpose. Scientists measure and monitor various attributes of lakes, rivers, oceans, seas, wells, and other water environments [more…]

Ten Subject Areas to Cover with Data Warehousing Vendors

Here are ten subject areas that you should discuss with any data warehousing product vendor, no matter which product category (business intelligence tool, middleware tool, or RDBMS, for example) you’re [more…]

Nine Signs of a Successful Data Warehousing Project

Just because everyone gathers in the company cafeteria for cake and plasters the walls with congratulatory banners doesn’t mean that your data warehousing project was a success. This chapter gives you [more…]

Ten Signs of a Data Warehousing Project in Trouble

You can most easily tell that your data warehousing project is in trouble when you don’t have anything to show for your efforts when you thought you would. Try to get some indication that trouble’s brewing [more…]

Ten Mandatory Skills for a Data Warehousing Consultant

A good data warehousing consultant has certain abilities in dealing with people and a knowledge of various aspects of data warehousing. This list lets you in on a few required skills that all data warehousing [more…]

Ten Sources of Up-to-Date Information about Data Warehousing

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the term up-to-date information about data warehousing means “go look on the Internet.” It’s worth your time to check out the Web sites in this chapter. [more…]

Future Business Intelligence Support Model for Data Warehousing

Currently, business intelligence support is often relegated to is-it-working support — if the system is down, the support personnel get it running again. This support model [more…]

Three Aspects of Collaborative Business Intelligence

Collaborative business intelligence is an environment within which users can easily collaborate and communicate with each other, sharing ideas, information, and decision making within their community. [more…]

Sign Up for RSS Feeds

Computers & Software