The availability of large volumes of data from diverse sources such as the Internet and social networks plus the technological progress in extracting insights from Big Data is transforming many business functions in almost all industries. Enterprises are providing better customer support, finding better sales leads, and improving the efficiency of their marketing campaigns with the help of Big Data analytics. Financial companies are improving their compliance and reducing fraudulent transactions. Manufacturing companies are managing the risk of disruptions in their supply chain more effectively. The agriculture industry is optimizing the use of scarce resources and increasing their yields. The list of examples where companies are relying on data to grow and stay competitive is exponential.