Big Data Technology Special Magazine 2014

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The Journey of Big Data to Smart Data

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It’s the dawn of the age of the Internet of Things. From flashy smart phones to wearable gadgets, everyone’s looking to gather, organize, and use data one way or the other. Yes, data is the name of the game, wherever you go, whatever you do. Why is it so? What’s the real deal behind Big Data?
It is a budding term that describes any large amount of structured, semistructured and unstructured data that can be delved into information. The acceptance factor of Big Data has grown largely over the past few years, the main reasons behind this is an expansion in data capture mechanisms and tools. Today many big and small organizations are using Big Data technologies for competitive benefit.
It is moving from theoretical to the practical for many other companies. The organizations that are already moving with Big Data are now shifting from analyzing historical data to realtime analytics. That excitement phase is over and the CIOs across the globe have moved on from that. Nobody is discussing on how Big Data can help and people talk more about the practical application of Big Data.
That means we have attained a maturity level to think about the practical application of Big Data. So in a short note to help CIOs take leverage of the Big Data revolution, we present to you ‘20 Most Powerful Big Data Solution Providers’, in this issue. CEOs of these firms have been elaborating to us how their involvement and applications have benefited the companies in a competitive manner. These 20 companies offer technology solutions and platforms solving new problems that were not being addressed by yesterday’s solutions. Let us know what you think…

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