Why Businesses Should Care About "Big Data"
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"Big Data" is everywhere. But how much is hype versus reality? More important, what is Big Data, and why should businesses care?
The Big Data revolution represents the next big leap in business intelligence (BI), says Webcast presenter and BI expert Wayne Eckerson. Big Data supplements our existing data management infrastructure with new types of data, such as Web traffic, social media, sensors and text -- all forms that don't play nicely in traditional data warehouses. Big Data also brings a rich new assortment of products, such as Hadoop and NoSQL databases, as well as agile development techniques that speed the delivery of analytical insights and applications.
During this Webcast, you will learn:
- What makes up Big Data and how it differs from data warehousing;
- How to separate the Big Data hype from reality, and forecast its future;
- What the benefits and costs of Big Data are, and how businesses can evaluate whether to extend existing BI infrastructures; and
- How Big Data creates a BI ecosystem that finally meets the needs of businesses.
The Webcast will also include a review of the major players providing Big Data products and services.
This Webcast no longer offers the opportunity to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit. We invite you to stay tuned to CFO.com for future Webcasts that will offer attendees opportunities to earn CPE credit.
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About the Presenter
Wayne Eckerson is the author of many in-depth reports, a columnist for several business and technology magazines, and a noted speaker, blogger, and the author of the best-selling book Performance Dashboards: Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2005) and TDWI's BI Maturity Model.
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