Some say that Big Data is just Analytics repackaged, but there is a difference. It is especially important to understand the distinction because data driven companies have been found to outperform those who are not.
Summary: It seems to me that big corporations have it all figured out: They've been using business intelligence and data analytics for years to drive businesses. For schools, though, BI is in its infancy.
If your company’s reluctant to tackle the Big Data challenge because you think it’ll be too expensive or disruptive, you might want to consider the alternative: companies without aggressive plans for managing and exploiting the explosion in data report they are losing an average of $71.2 million per year.
Summary: Oracle president Mark Hurd has warned that the growing number of smartphones, tablets and other devices are adding to the ever-growing pool of data, and businesses are struggling to cope with it.
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Ask a database vendor what they want to talk about next and odds on they'll say "big data and analytics" pretty quick. Ask a middleware or infrastructure software the same question, you'll probably get the same answer...