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Spotlight: Business is booming for big data and business analytics

IDC predicted that revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from $122 billion in 2015 to $187 billion in 2019.

Spotlight: SAS' big data splash

SAS made several significant announcements at its Global Forum last week. Among the most interesting are the Viya platform, a unified open structure designed to work with data anywhere and – most exciting of all – no matter the size.

Survey: Enterprises remain cautious about embracing cloud and big data

If you think all IT departments are racing to adopt cloud, big data, Internet of Things, or IoT, and mobile technology, you'd be wrong.

Technavio: Big data market in manufacturing to see healthy growth through 2020

The global big data market in the manufacturing sector is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around 17 percent through 2020, according to market research firm Technavio.

Starbucks uses big data to track your coffee preferences

Starbucks is using big data from its in-store coffee sales to guide decisions it makes about creating new products for grocery stores, a recent CNBC article reported.

Spotlight: Domino's orders deliver loads of data back to the company

Domino's is using big data to glean insights on customers, Forbes contributor Bernard Marr said in an article. According to Domino's data management lead Dan Djuic, "Domino's AnyWare literally translates to data everywhere."

RDBMS and big data technologies each have their place, experts say

While you wouldn't go so far as to call them two peas in a pod, "peaceful coexistence" is being used to describe relational database management systems (RDBMS) and big data technologies.

The role of big data in deciphering Panama Papers

Some 11.5 million documents at a total of 2.6 terabytes were handed over to the Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, raising the question of how reporters could possibly sift through such a massive volume of data manually.

As technology pervades everything, the CIO takes on influencer role, Zeta's CIO says

For Jeffry Nimeroff, CIO of Zeta Interactive, being the tech leader for a billion dollar company that pushes CRM software, customer acquisition engines, and other businesses, IT is a game of finesse.

UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in big data, AI, IoT startups

UNICEF, the nonprofit charged with helping children worldwide, is actively seeking ways to accomplish that mission through new technologies including real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, and IoT sensors. The agency is partly achieving this by investing in startups using these technologies through its UNICEF Innovation Fund.