Straight from the Infoworks blog, our big data articles archive is a collection of key concepts, industry insights, and news happening in the world of big data.
For companies at the enterprise level, big data is one of the most substantial technological innovations to emerge over the last decade. Big data refers to the volume of both structured and unstructured data. It is so large, traditional software and database techniques make it extremely difficult to process. Another way to define big data pertains to what some call “the five V’s”: velocity, volume, value, variety, and veracity.
Those working with big data employ advanced data analysis methods such as predictive analytics and user behavior analytics. Since big data can help businesses make more intelligent and accurate decisions, leveraging this data in certain ways has the potential to deepen relationships with customers, gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, perform risk analysis, bolster data safety efforts, and create new revenue streams.
Many experts on data storage estimate that the volume of data generated will increase at an exponential rate over the next few years. Therefore big data’s role and the techniques necessary to extract the most value out of it will become increasingly important.
Because traditional relational databases often struggle to meet the processing demands of big data, organizations often turn to NoSQL databases and Hadoop instead. Some of the common complementary tools include YARN, MapReduce, Apache Spark, HBase, Apache Hive, Kafka, and Pig. More recently, IT and analytics teams are embracing data lake warehousing as a repository for incoming streams of raw data.
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