Big Data & Analytics Reference Architecture

| September 17, 2013

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Data is often considered to be the crown jewels of an organization. It can be used in myriad ways to run the business, market to customers, forecast sales, measure performance, gain competitive advantage, and discover new business opportunities. And lately, a convergence of new technologies and market dynamics has opened a new frontier for information management and analysis. This new wave of computing involves data with far greater volume, velocity, and variety than ever before. Big Data, as it is called, is being used in ingenious ways to predict customer buying habits, detect fraud and waste, analyze product sentiment, and react quickly to events and changes in business conditions. It is also a driving force behind new business opportunities.

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