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Internet of Things and Big Data – Better Together

What's the difference between the Internet of Things and Big Data? That's not really the best question to ask, because these two are much more alike than they are different. And they complement each other very strongly which is one reason we've written a white paper on the convergence. Big data is all about enabling organizations to use more of the data around them: things customers write in social media; log files from applications and processes; sensor and device data. And there's IoT! One way to think of it is…

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Big Data Vendors See The Internet Of Things (IoT) Opportunity, Pivot Tech And Message To Compete

(Source: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/90000/velka/waterfall-strea…) Open source big data technologies like Hadoop have done much to begin the transformation of analytics. We're moving from expensive and specialist analytics teams towards an environment in which processes, workflows, and decision-making throughout an organisation can – in theory at least – become usefully data-driven. Established providers of analytics, BI and data warehouse technologies liberally sprinkle Hadoop, Spark and other cool project names throughout their products, delivering real advantages and real cost-savings, as well as grabbing some of the Hadoop glow for themselves. Startups, often closely associated…

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