Big Data University

Big Data University Surpasses 100,000 members!

October 28, 2013
This past August, Big Data University (BDU) reached a milestone: 100,000 registered users! From its humble beginnings in early 2011, we continue to see rapid growth in the number of registrations. Read More

Delivering Smarter Customer Experiences in Media & Entertainment

May 30, 2013
With access to vast and various data sources, media companies are striving to build closer relationships with their customers at a level where they can finally understand them as individuals. New big data and predictive analytics capabilities allow them to analyze customer and behavioral data – simultaneously – to create detailed, highly personalized customer profiles.  Read More

Recap of IBM Twitterchat: Enterprise Challenges of Incorporating Hadoop

April 11, 2013
Hadoop is fundamental to the future of big data. Users are adopting Hadoop for strategic roles in their current data warehousing architectures, such as extract/transform/load (ETL), data staging and preprocessing of unstructured content. Read More

Addressing the Big Data Skills Gap

December 6, 2012
Closing the big data talent gap requires tackling the problem from both sides: the people and the technology. Adequately training the data scientists of tomorrow is an obvious and necessary step, but what about the non-data scientists? And what about the technology side? What can we do to make the technology more accessible to the people? If companies are saying that they don’t have the in-house skills to do something with big data, then doesn’t that imply that the existing big data technologies are just too complicated? Read More