Jigsaw Academy Releases Big Data eBook- Download Your Free Copy Now

We take great pride in announcing the release of our Big Data eBook titled ‘Beginner’s Guide to Big Data Analytics’. The eBook is a simple and informative guide to understanding the characteristics of Big Data, its challenges, technologies and landscape. The book can be downloaded free on our website and is an excellent resource for those eager to get an understanding of Big Data.

Indeed everyone is talking about ‘Big Data’, but not many really understand what the term means. This eBook is Jigsaw’s attempt to explain to those who want to understand this growing phenomenon, just what Big Data is and how it can impact business decision making.

Big Data is definitely one of the more fascinating evolutions of the 21st century in the world of IT. It essentially refers to a massive volume of both structured and unstructured data that is so large that it’s difficult to process using Traditional database and software techniques. Data that is too big or moves too fast or exceeds current processing capacity is Big Data and insights garnered from this data, has the potential to help companies improve operations and make faster, more intelligent decisions.

In the introductory chapter we discuss how Big Data has opened up tremendous opportunities and has provided us with endless solutions to deal with social, economic and business problems. For enterprises, it is a huge untapped source of profit, which if used appropriately will be the key to staying ahead of their competition. In order to deal with Big Data effectively, they need to depend on advanced database technologies and faster processing capabilities.

However just having Big Data is not a sufficient criterion for success; enterprises also need to implement analytics effectively, in order to be able to garner insights that help improve profitability. They should actively pursue the art and science of capturing, analysing and creating value out of Big Data.

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The book’s eleven chapters go on to talk about what makes data big, while also elaborating in simple language the challenges of Big Data, the emerging technologies and the Big Data landscape. It also includes an informative section on careers in Big Data and what the future could hold in store for the industry. This book is also an excellent companion to Jigsaw’s upcoming course on Big Data.

Today companies are adopting Big Data initiatives at a rapid pace and as such hiring is robust. The Economist estimates that the market for Big Data will surpass $100 billion, as more and more data and data sources come online each year. By 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs globally will be created to support Big Data. In such a scenario, it is becoming imperative for those in the business world, to understand and appreciate Big Data. Managers at every level, in every sector must work at enhancing their understanding of Big Data and analytics in order to guide their organizations profitability in the right direction.

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To download your free copy of the eBook please visit the Free Resources section of our website.

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