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Big Data & Analytics for Dummies

White Paper Published By: Cisco
Published:  Sep 07, 2016
Type:  White Paper

Big data and analytics is a rapidly expanding field of information technology. Big data incorporates technologies and practices designed to support the collection, storage, and management of a wide variety of data types that are produced at ever-increasing rates. Analytics combine statistics, machine learning, and data preprocessing in order to extract valuable information and insights from big data.

Big Data & Analytics For Dummies, Cisco Systems Special Edition, is a guide to the rapidly evolving fields of big data management and data science. Big data has moved from a problem faced by a handful of large, data-intensive organizations to a common business problem. Big data is different from related domains, requiring new technologies needed to manage and exploit it. Statistics, machine learning, and data mining are important sets of technologies that enable a new field of data science, delivering analytic services to the enterprise. You dont need a history of related domains to make sense of big data and analytics.