New technology helps businesses get a handle on "big data"

08/25/2011 | Computerworld

New technology is helping companies sort through large location data sets compiled by RFID chips, logistics tools and other location applications. A report from The Data Warehousing Institute revealed that a third of companies surveyed were already using advanced analytics on such data. "Recent generations of vendor tools and platforms have lifted us onto a new plateau of performance that is very compelling for applications involving big data," said the report's author, Philip Russom.

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