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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

Bigstep Launches Bare-Metal Cloud for Big Data in the U.S.

Bigstep, the only provider of a full-stack bare-metal cloud built for big data, announced its launch in the U.S. From its new Chicago-based data center… Continue Reading

Why Better BI May Lie in the Cloud (But Not the One You're Thinking)

What is the single greatest factor that affects business performance today? Do you think it's new technologies? Maybe it's the economy. Perhaps, it's… Continue Reading

Are Data Breaches Even More Common Than We Are Led to Believe?

A cursory look at some of the numbers on data breaches can be misleading. For instance, while there were just 400 reported cases of data breaches over… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Use Big Data That Have Nothing to Do With Marketing

For all of the buzz about big data and analytics, most of the real world use cases you read about involve marketing. It's true: big data is powerful for… Continue Reading

MapR Converged Data Platform Now Available in Our Technology Stack

We are pleased to announce that the highest-performance Hadoop distribution is now available on the Bigstep platform.MapR on the Bigstep platform is one… Continue Reading

Bigstep Nominated as Most Innovative Enterprise Product of the Year

The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and Cloud Pro have announced the Shortlist for the UK Cloud Awards 2016. Bigstep is competing for the ”Most Innovative… Continue Reading

4 Cyber Security Trends You Never Saw Coming

Most of the cyber attacks and data breaches you hear about are of the garden variety. The Sony hack, for example, and data breaches at Ashley Madison… Continue Reading

How Healthcare Organizations Can Avoid Getting Smacked in the Age of SMAC

SMAC is a fun little acronym conjured up to convey the concepts of "social, mobile, analytics, and cloud" that have been so prevalent and disruptive over… Continue Reading

How to Enable & Support Good Data Stewardship in Your Organization

Data stewardship is the act and responsibility of handling and managing data quality within an organization. Sometimes it's the job title of a single… Continue Reading

Recapping the Year of Transition for Hadoop & NoSQL

In 2015, Hadoop and NoSQL gained mainstream adoption and big data moved from buzzword to real investment. Both platforms grew and matured, with numerous… Continue Reading

What Separates a Successful Data Lake from an Unsuccessful One?

The data lake is a relative newcomer to the land of data storage, but it's rapidly making a name for itself for several reasons. Data lakes are ideal… Continue Reading