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Reacting Faster in Retail with Real-Time Big Data

Consider the following scenario: You are a supermarket store manager. Popcorn, pretzels, and the like seem to be suddenly disappearing from your shelfs,… Continue Reading

Smooth Run of Operations for Our Retailer Customers on Black Friday

Black Friday is the hottest day of the year for any retailer. Traffic and demand increases exponentially, and peaks in traffic are as high as you can… Continue Reading

Six Reasons Why Bigstep’s Bare Metal Cloud Is the Better Choice

Deciding to move the data and data-driven projects of an entire organization into the cloud might feel like a leap of faith, but we have come to know… Continue Reading

The Three V's in Big Data

Gartner's Three Vs Provide a Framework for Data Management in 2017 Harnessing big data for business intelligence is the new catalyst driving enterprise… Continue Reading

Big Data and the Long Tail

The Pareto Rule has yielded the floor to The Long Tail of Big Data.Big data has emerged as the latest and greatest of tools for marketers seeking to leverage… Continue Reading

Drowning in Data? Machine Learning Can Navigate the IoT

Will machine learning tame big data?The promise of big data is that it can be leveraged for big solutions across any industry. But Internet-connected… Continue Reading

When Data "Goes Dark"

What data is housed in the paper lying around your office? Paper documents, photos, video, or other corporate holdings are the next incremental step in… Continue Reading

Using Big Data to Create Big Change: How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data

Non-profits need big data to be more effective.From the financial to the pharmaceutical, industries are leveraging big data to make a bigger impact. But… Continue Reading

Hadoop in 2017: Bigger, Better, Faster?

Hadoop will stand strong in 2017.Hadoop not only lives in the big data cloud, it embodies the big data cloud. Owned by Apache, Hadoop turns 11 years old… Continue Reading

Big-Data-As-A-Service (BDaaS): Sparking the Next Big Data Evolution

BDaaS allows enterprise organizations to simplify deployment in the cloud.2017 may finally be the year for Big Data as a Service (BDaaS). Businesses have… Continue Reading

Without Data Visualization, Big Data is Just a Big Mess

Sometimes you have to see it to believe it. In the world of big data, sometimes you have to see it to understand it. True data insight comes from turning… Continue Reading

New Social Network Popular Among Consumers Wary of Big Data

People just want to be seen and heard. That's the human inclination that Facebook so brilliantly capitalized upon. But while you've been busy finding… Continue Reading