What is the impact of IOT on Big Data?

“Big data” is a catchphrase in both the tech and business worlds. Referring to the vast amounts of data generated by connected technology, big data is a tool that many businesses can use to make their advertising and other marketing efforts more effective. Data and using data for analytic purposes is not new, but what is new is the vast amounts of data now available to us, and that data has come available largely due to the Internet of Things (IoT).

The more devices and machines get connected to each other and the Internet, the more data is going to flow through those devices into the pool of “big data.” But what is the relationship between the two? Are they two sides of the same coin, as Tamara Dull of SAS implies, or are they connected but different? While they may not be the same thing, the Internet of Things and big data are definitely connected.

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Big Data Analytics Use in Small-to-Medium Enterprises

The presence of big data analytics and the number of students who are pursuing a big data analytics degree has grown exponentially with the emergence of digital technology and the advancement of other high-tech fields. With the incredible amount of data that is created and stored on a daily basis, researchers are now able to identify patterns, correlations and trends in an effort to help various stakeholders make informative decisions that impact our day-to-day lives.

Over the past decade within the field of big data analytics, several trends have emerged. The top five are outlined below:

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Analytics and Big Data – Press pause on the Stairmaster

Our lives have become hectic. We are working harder and longer. We talk about life balance, but for so many of us we continue to have imbalance. Every once in a while we need to step back, press the “pause” button on the Stairmaster exercise machine, take some deep breaths, and reflect on  just what the heck is going on. I’d like to reflect with you my take on what is driving the accelerating interest in analytics and Big Data.Read more