As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
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There are many data issues when it comes to alternative energy sources like wind and solar. Not only can the gear show up in many more locations on the grid, these forms of electrical production are variable, depending on environmental conditions. Add in the so-called "smart grid," whereby electrical consumers can flow their excess production back onto the network, and result is the need for much more monitoring and measurement, which means much more data.
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.