Will Increased Focus on Consumer Privacy Affect Big Data?

Guest Post by Bill Hess, from PixelPrivacy   Joe Public drives to his local Kroger store. As he drives, the app he downloaded from his auto insurance provider silently records every jackrabbit start and hard stop he makes on the way to the store. He doesn’t know it, but the small discount the insurance company offers for using the app could result in higher rates if the app detects that Joe has a “lead foot.” Once he’s inside the grocery store, the Kroger Plus loyalty program tracks his every purchase, making it easier for the big chain to know which coupons and discounts to offer him. They share the information about his buying patterns to their partners, which aids them […] Continue Reading

The Impact of Big Data on Your Personal Life

Guest Post by Finnegan Pierson The term Big Data has been around for a while now. However, there is still confusion on what it means. The concept of big data is rapidly evolving, and its definition is often reconsidered. However, what is clear is that big data has played a major role in transforming the digital world. It is now often used in conjunction with other technologies such as artificial intelligence to have a tangible impact on the ordinary person. Here are a few ways big data might affect your life. Assessing Risk If you are trying to purchase a home protection plan, it is more likely than not that your insurer will use big data to estimate your premiums. […] Continue Reading

Adding Value to Your Business Through the Organization of Incoming Big Data

Guest post by Finnegan Pierson Big data is necessary for any organization to get insights on various business strategies. Organizing of big data for taking into account non-traditional technologies and strategies needed to organize it, and gather incoming insights from more massive databases. The power of information dominating the world around us becomes imperative in every sector of life and hence the need to organize it attractively and analytically. The concept of holding your incoming data through the various holistic databases with multiple data sets makes it easy to keep information under control. The magnitude of incoming bid data needs specialized approaches that manage it properly. Clustered Computing Because of the high qualities of the incoming bid data, individual’s computer […] Continue Reading

What Transformation Will Blockchain Bring by 2020?

Guest post by Alexandra Cernian,  Lecturer at the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest. Blockchain is the new electricity and the biggest invention after the emergence of the Internet. Now it is the most disruptive distributed technology, used to conduct secured transactions, carried out in a decentralized manner. Although this technology has been introduced with Bitcoin and is commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, it is currently getting more and more attention in many industry and governance sectors. Many EU Member States have launched initiatives to this end, and large IT giants already offer Blockchain solutions to customers. Here are just a few examples: IBM is developing a blockchain-based payment system, Amazon plans to include blockchain in their […] Continue Reading

AI and Analytics in Production – How to Make It Work

Guest Post by Debbie Stevens, Field Marketing Events Manager EMEA at MapR Technologies Value from big data becomes real when your data-intensive AI, machine learning and analytics applications go into production. That can be challenging, but this non-technical but practical guide written by Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman, published by O’Reilly, helps by showing you what has made others successful. MapR was delighted to be a key Sponsor of Big Data Week and hope you enjoyed Ted Dunning’s keynote presentation “Putting Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence into Production”.  If you missed out on the event,  do not dismay as you can now download a FREE copy of Ted’s new “AI and Analytics in Production – How to Make It Work” book […] Continue Reading

Interview with Kinnari Ladha, Head of Business Intelligence and Data / TUI Group. 

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Kinnari Ladha, Head of Business Intelligence and Data / TUI Group and discussed the importance and benefits of implementing big data analytics intravel and hospitality industries. Kinnari will speak at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5, about “Using Big Data Analytics Strategically to Drive Business Decisions to Improve Customer Experience”.  Reserve your seat today! 1. Effective use of big data seems like it is an established standard within a hospitality enterprise’s ranks, especially with the executive level and departments tasked with applying business intelligence. However, in today’s day and age, as it regards trickling down the effective use of […] Continue Reading

The Value of Data Analytics and the Impact it Brings upon Organisations – Interview with Alteryx’s Product Strategy Director Nick Jewell

This blog post is part of the Big Data Week Speaker interviews series. We sat down with Alteryx’s Director of Product Strategy, Dr. Nick Jewell, and discussed the importance and value of data analytics and the impact it brings upon organisations. Nick will speak at the upcoming Big Data Week London Conference, on October 5, about “Bridging the Gap: Key Lessons to Grow an Advanced Analytics Culture across Business, Technology and Data Science Teams“.  Reserve your seat today! What departments have the least to do with analysing big data yet whose resistance limit the benefits of big data for a company? It can still be a battle to convince Information & Security Risk departments about the benefits of big data […] Continue Reading

Why Join BDW London Conference in 2018?

This article is written by Andreea Jakab,  Associate Event Organiser at Big Data Week As the world is turning more and more to the online, it’s essential not to forget the importance of attending a live conference in your field. Big Data Week is a tech conference, focusing on big data and AI, but we cannot leave out the benefits of an interactive live conference such as networking with like-minded professionals, encountering new vendors, listening to talks on the latest discoveries, as well as see specific use cases, with the final goal of finding out more about forward-looking business intelligence methods. This year’s edition of Big Data Week London is focusing on a wider, horizontal approach, looking to discover challenges […] Continue Reading

Big Data’s Big Players in 2018

The modern tech economy runs on big data. This makes it a leading commodity in a world where knowledge is power. Indeed, the unprecedented ease with which ever larger volumes of digital information can be stored, retrieved, and accessed has created a booming market in the collection and analysis of big data. Here we’ll define big data in terms of the three Vs: a greater variety of data arriving in ever-higher volumes with increasing velocity. Knowing what big data is helps us understand what big data companies can do for us and which ones are worth noticing in 2018. What are the “Three Vs”? One fundamental difference between traditional data and big data is the latter’s bewildering variety. It’s more […] Continue Reading

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