big data

Big data rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks have finalised their merger, creating a new open source player with ambitions to transform the enterprise data centre. The all-stock deal was valued at $5.2 billion when first announced in October but dropped to around $3 billion by the completion of the deal this

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will soon announce the kinds of information it will collect in the next national census in 2021. If international trends are a guide, “big data” will comprise a growing part of ABS data collection and analysis. This may promise greater timeliness and efficiency compared

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Data science has boomed over the past decade, following advances in mathematics, computing capability, and data storage. Australia’s Industry 4.0 taskforce is busy exploring ways to improve the Australian economy with tools such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics. But while data science offers the potential to

Few, if any, industries have been unaffected by the digitally driven shift from product provision to services, according to Paul Marriott, Head of Digital Core, SAP APJ. The change is now a board level topic, Marriott says, and is creating entirely new business models. New business models that leaders have

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A team of researchers from the Centre for Big Data Research in Health at UNSW Sydney has used big data analytics to explore how general practice in Australia has changed over two decades. The Australian-first study analysed millions of Medicare claims to gain insights into Australian general practice and the

While the term “Big Data” has been in common use for almost a decade, organisations are still struggling to deal with the concept as a more waves of information descend upon them in the age of connected supply chains, online customers and the Internet of Things. Enterprises are well aware

From the outside in, it’s easy to imagine mining as an industry anchored in the past. After all, it’s essentially about digging material out of the ground and getting it off to the customer at the lowest possible cost. However, according to SAP Australia and New Zealand Executive Director, Stephen

Machine learning and big data will produce the earliest wins for organisations utilising emerging digital technology, according to Sehida Frawley, SAP ANZ head of Digital Business Services. However she cautions generating value and confidence in the technology will depend on an organisation’s resources, technology “ecosystems”, and trust. Intelligent enterprises effectively

US-based software company, Qlik today announced its intention to drive data literacy in Australia by partnering with more than 20 educational universities across the country. The Qlik Academic Program will provide educational institutions including Macquarie University, Monash University, Swinburne University, the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales,

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Australian businesses are sold on the idea of big data but many are still struggling with the privacy implications and the ethical use of data. That’s the key takeaway from the 2018 Telsyte Big Data and Analytics Study 2018. The study found 80 per cent of organisations in Australia with