A recent Gartner survey found that more than 75% of companies are currently investing or planning to invest in big data initiatives over the next two years. When it comes to big data, the real opportunity for enterprises is in advanced data analytics, specifically machine learning. DATAVERSITY brought this interesting information to us in their article, “The Key to Unlocking Big Data is Machine Learning.”

With this methodology, big data can be mined to automatically uncover business insights as well as generate predictive models. We know that machine learning is an important tool and the number of variables and factors that can be taken into consideration by this methodology is unlimited.

As more providers innovate to bring this technology to the masses, it will broaden the accessibility of big data beyond the enterprise, and dramatically accelerate time-to-insight for organizations of all sizes.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.