What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
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Challenge: Security watchdog McAfee needed to consolidate siloed analyses of spam, malware and other attacks to understand correlations among threats.
Old System: Conventional relational databases
New System: Hadoop
Capacity: 20 terabytes
Deployed: July 2008
Notes: McAfee is using Datameer search and analytic tools for Hadoop to study sparse data (non-relational data with inconsistent columns) used in text analyses.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.