Big Data Analytics: What You Need to Know

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    Big Data: What Is It?

    The information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner, defines big data as “a large volume unstructured data which cannot be handled by standard database management systems.” This term became needed as the amount of data produced and transmitted has risen drastically and is continuing to do so. Every exchange on social media or other digital...
  • Understanding Data

    Data is the plural form of the word “Datum,” which means “a single piece of information,” so data is commonly just defined as information. This information can exist in a number of forms: as bits and bytes stored digitally, as words on paper, or just as facts floating around...
  • Analytics: What Does a Database Do?

    A database is any organized collection or assortment of information or data. The programming language primarily used in creating databases is SQL (Standard Query Language), though other methods (the use of software and other programs like Excel) can help users create databases without using a programming language at all....
  • IT: Understanding Information Technology

    We’ve all probably heard the term information technology, or IT, whether from a commercial or from your workplace. But what exactly is information technology? To put it simply, IT is the application of telecommunications equipment, like computers, to store, access, and share or otherwise manipulate data. The term is...
  • Boosting Your Business with Data and Cloud Technology

    Cloud technology allows us to be more easily connected to our work, which might not sound like a good thing. But if you’re a small business owner, the increased accessibility that cloud technology gives you can be a great asset to you and your employees. Cloud storage makes it...
  • Big Data Analytics: What You Need to Know

    Big data analytics is a unification of hidden patterns, market trends, and other useful business information. Data sources may include websites, social platforms or business applications. Additionally, they can also be app servers, sensors, open source data stores or hypervisors. Big data solutions are some of the most valuable,...