Enterprise Storage Forum May 29, 2012 May 29, 2012,
Volume 171, Issue 5
"The term 'Big Data' is a too-often used buzzword to mean many things in many different industries. In business analytics, Big Data often means using the information that the business received from customers, sales forecast, suppliers and many other inputs to make optimal decisions about the direction for the business, both short and long term. Commodities traders might use Big Data in a completely different way -- perhaps they would seek analytics from climate data, which requires looking at satellite and other image data along with textual information -- to decide what trades to make long or short..."