Big Data

October 1, 2014

Is the term “big data” meaningless?

Reposted from SearchDataManagement. View the video. What constitutes big data is often a matter of individual choice. Different people have different ideas about what it is […]
September 17, 2014

Big Data is not the only game in town

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was […]
September 15, 2014

Hadoop projects should start with real business need

Hadoop is big with big data vendors — and some users, particularly Internet companies looking to collect and store large amounts of Web data. But in […]
June 12, 2014

Meter Data Analytics and YarcData: Cray’s Big Data Strategy – TDWI Boston Meeting

Most of us come from a background of building or using traditional data warehousing and deploying mainstream BI reporting tools. We are hearing more and more […]
May 6, 2014

Big data implementation checklist for analytics project managers

Big data analytics projects are at the top of the IT priority list for many organizations looking to wring business benefits out of all the data […]
February 27, 2014

Good News for Economics Majors: You’re Hot

Here’s some good news for Economics majors. According to today’s Wall Street Journal: In-House Economists are Hot Again One of the reasons they are hot again […]
July 15, 2013

Considerations for Implementing Hadoop for Your Big Data Project

If your enterprise is considering Hadoop to help handle your big data workload, you’re in good company. Many organizations are exploring the use of this software to manage […]
June 12, 2013

Hadoop 2.0 — From Open Source Projects to Enterprise Solutions

Hot Technologies of 2013 with Robin Bloor, Rick Sherman and IBM June 19, 4:00 EST The promise of Hadoop can be seen in all kinds of […]
May 14, 2013

The Road to Self-Service BI

For years vendors and pundits have heralded the age of self-service business intelligence (BI) thanks to the arrival of the latest generation of BI tools. First, they talked […]
March 18, 2013

Big Data & The Wizard of Oz Syndrome

An excellent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Big Data, Big Blunders,” discussed five mistakes commonly made by enterprises when initiating their first Big Data projects. The technology […]
November 21, 2012

A Better Way to Fuel Analytical Needs

We have reached a tipping point sometime in the last few years when analytics is being driven by business people rather than technologists. It has truly become […]
August 15, 2012

The Nuts and Bolts of a Data Integration Platform

I’ll be on DM Radio this Thursday, August 16, 2012, 03:00PM ET. Registration. Here’s what it’s all about: Getting data where it needs to go is […]
May 7, 2012

‘Big data’ analytics programs require tech savvy, business know-how

Articles and case studies written about “big data” analytics programs proclaim the successes of organizations, typically with a focus on the technologies used to build the […]
April 18, 2012

The wrong way: Worst practices in ‘big data’ analytics programs

“Big data” analytics is hot. Read any IT publication or website and you’ll see business intelligence (BI) vendors and their systems integration partners pitching products and […]
January 25, 2012

Prepare for the Big-Data Labor Shortfall

Where are all the big-data people? A recent front-page article in the Boston Globe raised this very issue. The article, “Mass. firms see riches, jobs in […]
January 17, 2012

Nerds Rock!

Nerds rock, and they are in demand! Love to hear it. EMC's Chuck Hollis says, of big data analytics: "The race is now on to acquire […]
January 13, 2012

BI’s Dirty Secrets

The overwhelming amount of articles, seminars, white papers and product announcements on big data, predictive analytics, cloud and mobile business intelligence might make you think that […]