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The Importance of 'Big Data': A Definition

Published: 21 June 2012

ID: G00235055

Analyst(s): Mark Beyer , Douglas Laney

Summary

"Big data" warrants innovative processing solutions for a variety of new and existing data to provide real business benefits. But processing large volumes or wide varieties of data remains merely a technological solution unless it is tied to business goals and objectives.

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Analysis

  • The Real Change: Cost-effectiveness and Timely Delivery
  • Business Process Optimization — Not Technology
  • High Fidelity and Quality Information
  • Big Data Technology, all Is Not New
  • Keep Your Focus, Develop Skills

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