Data Truth or Dare: “Big Data”

February 10, 2014

Large volumes of hard-to-process data OR the key items in your database?

Welcome to another exciting game of Data Truth or Dare. This week’s question is about the term big data. You can’t open up the newspaper or browse the internet without seeing the term used seemingly constantly these days. But do you know what it actually means?

Data Truth: You can’t harness Big Data without BI

Big Data is large volumes of data that is difficult to process using traditional software tools, especially when the data is being generated very quickly and at a constant pace. Some examples of big data include the streams from social media services such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Internet is producing data faster than traditional BI can keep up with. And sifting through the pages to find the data that is relevant to you would be harder than finding a needle in a haystack. Data can also become a Big Data problem when an enterprise moves to process information in real time. The faster you need to process data, the “bigger” it becomes.  Luckily, we’ve got the tools you need to process that “different shaped” and high volume data. TARGIT’s in-memory tools such as TARGIT Xbone, make it easy to harness the power of Big Data.

Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the power behind Xbone.

Stay tuned for more chances to flex your BI vocabulary muscles in the next posting of Data Truth or Dare!

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