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Category: Big Data

Big data analytics, powered by cloud storage and compute, is a major factor influencing increased productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness in all areas of the enterprise. In this section we cover the past, present, and future of big data, the way the cloud makes big data possible, and how businesses can leverage their data for practical improvements to business operations and evidence-driven decision-making.

Why Big Data Has a Place in Your Organization


Mehdi BADAWI-EL-NAJJAR

“Big Data” is currently a common buzzword, but a lot of the people who use it don’t really understand what it is or what its usage entails. Big Data is an extremely powerful resource in the right hands; the ability to properly sort and...

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Category: Big Data / data / Analytics

Why are so Many Nonprofits and NGOs Using The Cloud?


Hind Bouzidi

Back in 2012, a survey showed that upwards of 90% of nonprofits were using the cloud in some capacity. The vast majority of those were using hosted SaaS applications and many had only the vaguest conception of what the cloud was.

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Backblaze Hard Drive Study Offers a Big Data Demonstration


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

We talk a lot about big data on this blog, but we usually address it at an abstract level. I think that’s important because it’s useful to communicate the conceptual underpinnings of what can influence a sea change in the way businesses...

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Category: Big Data

Does The Internet Of Things Always Mean Big Data?


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

In an interesting article Forget Big Data -- Small Data Is Driving The Internet Of Things*, Forbes writer Mike Kavis makes the point that it’s inaccurate to assume that the Internet of Things necessarily presupposes big data. He’s...

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Category: Big Data / data

Three Ways the Cloud is Changing the Business World


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

The best kind of relationship changes both parties. Each adapts to the character, capabilities and strengths and weaknesses of the other. Each learns more about themselves from the other, and each grows into something different than...

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The Importance of Knowing Where Your Data is Stored


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)
It would be nice of think of the cloud as a big pool of computing and storage resources that are simply waiting to be used.  For clients, most of the underlying infrastructure concerns are taken care of by cloud providers and there’s...
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Category: Data Center / data / Big Data

Every Company is a Data Company


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

In a perceptive article on ZDNet, writer and analyst Joe McKendrick makes the point that in the modern era, every company is a software and data company*

“That widget manufacturer down the street likely has a data center and has...

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Outscale Deepens Partnership with MapR


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

MapR, one of Outscale's key partners, today announced the MapR Orbit Cloud Suite, a comprehensive set of cloud computing capabilities for the MapR Converged Data Platform. Through our partnership with MapR, we to offer MapR as a Service,...

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Dark Data Offers Both Opportunity and Risk


Hind Bouzidi (Outscale)

In some ways, the cloud is a double-edged sword. We can easily spin up servers to allow businesses align their infrastructure portfolio to their business needs in real time. On the other hand, without proper management it's also easy...

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Category: Big Data