[caption id="attachment_56531" align="alignleft" width="210"] Civitas Learning parses Big Data from more than 3 million student records.[/caption]

Big Data can mean big business.

In February, the technology research company Wikibon released a report predicting that the Big Data market would value $18.1 billion by the end of this year. That's a growth of 61 percent since 2012.

From corporations to health and government agencies, there are few sectors not exploring the capabilities of Big Data – education included.

Last week, the ed-tech start-up Civitas Learning closed its most recent round...

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