What You Might Have Missed in May 2018

What You Might Have Missed At AtScale In May 2018

Summer is fast approaching and big data is (still) growing. While you were preparing for the coming hot summer days, you may have missed some of May’s big data news. Without further ado, here is what you might have missed in May.

How Analytics Has Given Netflix The Edge Over Hollywood: We all know that Netflix is one of the pioneers for applying big data analytics to improve their business. Netflix uses data to predict demand and probability of success on their next movie production. Analytics has given Netflix a competitive advantage against Hollywood. Learn how you can use analytics for success in your industry.

Starbucks: Using Big Data, Analytics, And Artificial Intelligence To Boost Performance: Similar to Netflix, Starbucks is also a big collector of data via their mobile app. Starbucks uses big data, analytics, and artificial intelligence to personalize the experience for consumers, provide targeted marketing based on preference, and determine the next best store location. Starbucks uses data to maximize success for their brand. How will you use data to boost your company performance?

Big Data Platforms Evolve for Analytics, Machine Learning: Big data platforms like Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR are evolving. These traditional Hadoop companies repositioned themselves to fit the greater needs of the enterprise. How enterprises are using data is the driving force for these transformation.

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data’s Growth: The big data market will be worth $31 billion this year. According a study, 79% of executives believe that big data will provide a competitive advantage for companies, and those that do not leverage big data could face extinction. Need more reasons to get started on big data?

Here’s How Big Data is Changing The World: With all the backlash against data recently, we may need some reminders of how big data benefits our society. Big data helped companies reduce business risk, improve efficiency, and modernize data architecture. Be sure to share this article with those who think data is evil.

China Embraces Blockchain Technology at Big Data Industry Expo 2018: The China International Big Data Industry Expo took place on May 26-29, 2018. It attracted 40,000 big data professionals and 400 exhibitors to Guiyang, China. While many of us were not able to attend, here are the highlights from the Expo.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service 2018: What Just Happened?!: The Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service was released recently. Although this may not be exactly big data, the Cloud continues to the hot topic and there are parallels with the cloud data platform market. In addition, this article shares key considerations for selecting a cloud provider.

Hope these resources are helpful for you and your team. Until next time, keep calm and Big Data On! There is always a lot is going on in Big Data… make sure you don’t miss the important news. Subscribe to this blog and subscribe to AtScale’s LinkedIn page.