Companies spanning across all industrial domains are experiencing a Big Data Boom! Several databases of digitally stored information and expert knowledge await us. Before the huge wave of digital data turn intimidating, we are saddled with a much-valued responsibility of managing the raw data. With computational powers growing at a spectacular speed, mastering this data-centric world can be challenging as well as fun. Big Data is to Artificial Intelligence what Automation and Robotics is to Internet of Things (IoT). Faster, better, and cost-effective decisions is what makes businesses successful and unique and Big Data technologies such as Hadoop and cloud-based analytics bring significant advantages while making such decisions. Big data analytics enables the organizations to handle a wide variety of data using advanced analytical capabilities including event, predictive and text analytics. These new data processing infrastructures includes faster hardware starting with faster multi-core processors and large memory spaces, to solid-state drives and tiered data storage for handling hot and cold data, to bring significant business growth.