Data Analytics: Crunching the Future

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Description: New analytics technology is predicting behavior—and building businesses.   In the early 2000s a wave of startups made it possible to gather huge volumes of data and analyze it in record speed—à la SecureAlert. A retailer such as Macy’s (M) that once pored over last season’s sales information could shift to looking instantly at how… Read more »

How Large Companies Tackle Big Data with Hadoop

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Description: Wal-Mart Stores, struggling to translate its brick-and-mortar success to the Web, is using free software named after a stuffed elephant to help it gain an edge on Amazon.com in the $165.4 billion U.S. e-commerce market. Source: BusinessWeek .com. Date: Sept 7, 2011 With its online sales less than a fifth of Amazon’s last year,… Read more »