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White paper: Enterprise Security for Big Data Environments
Enterprise Security for
Big Data Environments

Big data brings big security risks. How can you protect it?

White paper: Driving Real-Time Insight
Driving Real-Time Insight

Integrate the internet of things (IoT) and big data into your
business processes to take full advantage of your data.

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The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems for Big Data
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Increase Trust in Your Data with Oracle Data Governance Solutions
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Oracle Unveils Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data

The Foundation for Data Innovation

Enterprise Big Data

We live in a world increasingly driven by data. How your organization defines its data strategy and approach—including its choice of big data and cloud technologies—will make a critical difference in your ability to compete in the future.

  • Leverage the benefits of big data in the cloud
  • Choose the leading provider to both Fortune 500 firms and top cloud app vendors
  • Extend scalability, reliability, and resiliency across the entire environment
  • Build on Oracle Engineered Systems for the best price for performance
  • Protect investments and skills in the era of big data and cloud

What is Big Data?

Big data describes a holistic information management strategy that includes and integrates many new types of data and data management alongside traditional data.

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White paper: Enterprise Architect's Guide to Big Data—Reference Architecture Overview

Big data has also been defined by the four Vs:

  • Volume. The amount of data. While volume indicates more data, it is the granular nature of the data that is unique. Big data requires processing high volumes of low-density, unstructured Hadoop data—that is, data of unknown value, such as Twitter data feeds, click streams on a web page and a mobile app, network traffic, sensor-enabled equipment capturing data at the speed of light, and many more. It is the task of big data to convert such Hadoop data into valuable information. For some organizations, this might be tens of terabytes, for others it may be hundreds of petabytes.
  • Velocity. The fast rate at which data is received and perhaps acted upon. The highest velocity data normally streams directly into memory versus being written to disk. Some Internet of Things (IoT) applications have health and safety ramifications that require real-time evaluation and action. Other internet-enabled smart products operate in real time or near real time. For example, consumer eCommerce applications seek to combine mobile device location and personal preferences to make time-sensitive marketing offers. Operationally, mobile application experiences have large user populations, increased network traffic, and the expectation for immediate response.
  • Variety. New unstructured data types. Unstructured and semi-structured data types, such as text, audio, and video require additional processing to both derive meaning and the supporting metadata. Once understood, unstructured data has many of the same requirements as structured data, such as summarization, lineage, auditability, and privacy. Further complexity arises when data from a known source changes without notice. Frequent or real-time schema changes are an enormous burden for both transaction and analytical environments.
  • Value. Data has intrinsic value—but it must be discovered. There are a range of quantitative and investigative techniques to derive value from data—from discovering a consumer preference or sentiment, to making a relevant offer by location, or for identifying a piece of equipment that is about to fail. The technological breakthrough is that the cost of data storage and compute has exponentially decreased, thus providing an abundance of data from which statistical analysis on the entire data set versus previously only sample. The technological breakthrough makes much more accurate and precise decisions possible. However, finding value also requires new discovery processes involving clever and insightful analysts, business users, and executives. The real big data challenge is a human one, which is learning to ask the right questions, recognizing patterns, making informed assumptions, and predicting behavior.

To learn more about critical considerations in selecting big data technologies, read Oracle's white paper, Enterprise Architect's Guide to Big Data—Reference Architecture Overview (PDF).



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The Rise of Data Capital
The Rise of Data Capital
Computing hardware used to be a capital asset, while data wasn’t thought of as an asset in the same way. Now, hardware is becoming a service people buy in real time, and the lasting asset is the data.
—Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
NHS Business Services Authority Gains Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights
NHS Business Services Authority Gains Big Savings from Better Big Data Insights
Oracle Advanced Analytics’ data mining capabilities and Oracle Exalytics’ performance really impressed us. The overall solution is very fast, and our investment very quickly provided value. We can now do so much more with our data, resulting in significant savings for the NHS as a whole.
—Nina Monckton, Head of Information Services, NHS Business Services Authority
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