What you need to support big data

When it comes to choosing a big data analytics package, your decision likely depends on how well its visualizations convey information and whether or not it integrates well with existing architectures.That being said, there are environments that hold unstructured information...

Machine learning is great, but how are companies using it?

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about artificial intelligence - specifically, how machine learning (which is rooted in analytics) is a subset of this technology. Couldn't follow that line of thought? Simon Chan, CEO of PredictionIO provided a pretty good...

6 big data terms you may have used out of context

When discussing any IT-related topic, it's easy to use terms that are related to certain subjects, but don't actually describe the function or technology you're talking about. For example, I've heard people often use "server provisioning" to describe "server virtualization," when in...

Utilities taking a comprehensive approach to data analytics

I've often discussed the energy industry's use of big data to better allocate electricity output from green technologies and enhance smart grid solution functionality. For example, if a substation automation program can process more detailed reports on consumption, it can...

Diagnostics and prognostics in manufacturing analytics

I've often spoke about predictive maintenance in my pieces about the manufacturing sector's applications of big data analytics. So, I figured I'd dig deeper into the subject, and give you a rundown of two processes that data analytics software can...

Big data: What to expect in 2015

When discussing big data, people could be talking about either one of two things: the technology or the industry. This post will focus on the latter. A few years ago, big data was somewhat of an ambiguous term (for some, it...

3 ways in which analytics, IoT is impacting the automotive industry

Data analysis software and the Internet of Things (IoT) is like a match made in IT Heaven. While the latter technology provides organizations with an incredible amount of unique data that was unattainable 20 years ago, the former enables professionals...

What’s up with “deep data”?

"Deep data" is just another fancy phrase one particular professional coined to describe the digital information that actually matters. For all the insight data analysis software can provide, you're probably scrutinizing more information than what's necessary. Some scientists may tell you to...

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