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How big data helps SMBs for a better and agile decision making process.
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Self-service BI tools best fashioned with custom fit for diverse users - TechTarget

Self-service BI tools best fashioned with custom fit for diverse users
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The self-service approach has long been touted as a way to democratize business intelligence.
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Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide

Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it

The quick reference guide to big data and data analytics; from the definition to the history and future applications of big data.


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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 31, 2013 3:03 AM

Superbe infographie pour un résumé en image !

Shawn Neville's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:49 AM

Big Data clarity from Deloitte....

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The Pragmatic Definition Of Big Data | Forrester Blogs

The Pragmatic Definition Of Big Data | Forrester Blogs | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
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The Definition Of Big Data

Big Data is the frontier of a firm’s ability to store, process, and access (SPA) all the data it needs to operate effectively, make decisions, reduce risks, and serve customers.

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Big Data Made Real: Technologies To Help Improve Your Life

Big Data Made Real: Technologies To Help Improve Your Life | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
You've probably come across the term 'big data' and might already be a little tired of hearing about it. But what about the impact that big data has on your day-to-day life?
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Businesses to spend more on enterprise software and big data

Businesses to spend more on enterprise software and big data | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
A weakening U.S. dollar and growing demand for enterprise software will bolster IT spending this year. Gartner noted on Thursday that global IT spending will grow 4.2 percent from last year to reac...
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5 Big Data Predictions For 2013

5 Big Data Predictions For 2013 | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
Vendors and analysts make bold big data predictions for next year. Are their crystal balls cloudy or clear? (I like the Gartner one.
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Data Virtualization and Big Data: A 'Virtual Case Study' - Enterprise Apps Today

Data Virtualization and Big Data: A 'Virtual Case Study' - Enterprise Apps Today | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
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Data virtualization and Big Data are a match made in analytics heaven, according to Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates.
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Small business takes on big data

Small business takes on big data | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
Large companies have crunched numbers for years, using consumer-spending habits and other insights to steer customers toward products and target users.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know

[INFOGRAPHIC] BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it

The purpose of Big Data is to supply companies with actionable information on any variety of aspects. But this is proving to be far more difficult than it looks with over half of Big Data projects left uncompleted.

 

Two of the most often reported reasons for project failures are a lack of expertise in data analysis. Reports show that data processing, management and analysis are all difficult in any phase of the project, with IT teams citing each of those reasons more than 40% of the time.

However, failures in Big Data projects may not solely lie on faulty project management. In a recent survey, a staggering 80% of Big Data’s biggest challenges are from a lack of appropriate talent. The field’s relative infancy is making it hard to find the necessary staff to see projects through, resulting in underutilized data and missed project goals.

IT teams are quickly recognizing a chasm between executives and frontline staffers whose job it is to apply findings from Big Data. In the end,it may not be the anticipated cure-all for 21st century business management. It is only as good as good as the system that runs it.


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Olivier Vandelaer's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:45 AM

Looking at the infographic, it clearly reminds me about the start of "Enterprise Data Warehouse": failures by "Innacurate scope", "Technical Roadblocks" & "Siloed data and no collaboration". It looks so familiar.

Tony Agresta's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

Very interesting infographic.  Why do they fail?  For all of the reasons above and then some...    Over 80% of the data being collected today is unstructured and not readily stored in relational database technology burdened by complex extract, transform and load.  There's also pre-existing data, sometimes referred to as "dark data" that includes documents which need to be included and made discoverable for a host of reasons - compliance and regulatory issues are one.   Log activity and e-mail traffic used to detect cyber threats and mitigate risk through analysis of file transfers is yet another set of data that requires immediate attention.

 

Social and mobile are clearly channels that need to be addressed as organizations continue to mine data from the open web in support of CRM, product alerts, real time advertising options and more.  

 

To accomplish all of this, organizations need a platform with enterprise hardened technology that can ingest all of these forms of data in real time, without having to write complex schemas.   Getting back to the point - What do most projects fail?   If companies attempt to do this with technology that is not reliable, not durable and does not leverage the skills of their existing development organization, the project will fail.  

 

We have seen this time and time again.   MarkLogic to the rescue.   With over 350 customers and 500 big data applications, our Enterprise NoSQL approach mitigates the risk.  Why?  Our technology stack includes connectors to Hadoop, integration with leading analytics tools using SQL, Java and Rest APIs, JSON support, real time data ingestion, the ability to handle any form of data, alerting, in database analytics functions, high availability, replication, security and a lot more.  

 

When you match this technology with a world-class services organization with proven implementation skills, we can guarantee your next Big Data project will work.  We have done it hundreds of times with the largest companies in the world and very, very big data.

 

www.marklogic.com



Adrian Carr's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:27 AM

This is a great infographic - it shows that whilst everyone is doing it (it being "Big Data" - whatever that is...), talent is rare, technology is hard to find and the projects never end.  A far cry from the speed with which companies such as the BBC deployed MarkLogic to serve all data for the sport websites through the Olympics.  Now that was big data, delivered by a talented team in a short space of time.

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Google Now and Big Data | SmartData Collective

Google Now and Big Data | SmartData Collective | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
Few companies manage information better than Google. If there were an annual award for corporate information management (IM), I’m sure that Google would have won it–or had been in the top three–over the past decade.
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The future of ‘Big Data’ is apps, not infrastructure

The future of ‘Big Data’ is apps, not infrastructure | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
Guest Post The current media hype around Big Data has clouded where the real opportunity is: software applications that exploit Big Data.
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Making Big Data small: Big Data in smaller businesses | TechRepublic

Making Big Data small: Big Data in smaller businesses | TechRepublic | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
On first glace, Big Data seems to be the domain of only the largest of enterprises but it need not be the sole province of the big guys.
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Big Data's Big Opportunity in the Bleak Economy of 2013 - Forbes

Big Data's Big Opportunity in the Bleak Economy of 2013 - Forbes | Big Data for SMBs | Scoop.it
Big Data's Big Opportunity in the Bleak Economy of 2013
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“Big Data could be huge this year,” Barry Trailer of CSO Insights told SAP's Bonnie D. Graham during last week's 2013 Predictions episode of her weekly Coffee Break with Game-Changers.
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