Big Data News, Articles, & Education

The Big Data Revolution’s Third Phase

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by Angela Guess Sumit Sadana recently wrote for Re/code, “Back in the pre-Internet era of the ’70s and ’80s, computer enthusiasts and researchers used “sneakernet” — loading information onto a portable storage device and walking it over, as a way to move large files. With the advent of Big Data, it’s making a comeback. ‘If…

OTLP, OLAP, and Data Culture

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by Angela Guess Mark Hargraves recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Why is data modeled into different formats?  What we have been told over the years is it is based on the need of the system.  If it is a transactional based system then data needs to be modeled into the OTLP [on line transactional…

Big Data and the Industrial Internet: Improving Time to Insight and Action

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by Charles Roe The Industrial Internet has a very different landscape than the mainstream, social web of the consumer Internet. The “typical” Internet used by billions across the globe is an amalgamation of communication lines, servers, modems, software platforms, and various types of information ingestion devices, such as PCs and smart phones. The Industrial Internet…

Beware These 3 Big Data False Promises

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by Angela Guess Bain & Company recently wrote in Forbes, “Big data solution providers make big promises. Just plug your data into our solution, they say, and we’ll deliver a stream of insights that allow you to improve marketing productivity, customer experience quality and service operations efficiency. It’s like the initial euphoria of the CRM…

The Empathy Problem with Mind-Boggling Big Data

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by Angela Guess Martin Harrison recently wrote for The Guardian, “It’s a little unclear whether Joseph Stalin actually said, “the death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic”, but it seems about right. The number of lives the Soviet dictator ended is so large that it is mind-boggling. And…

Big Data Requires Elastic Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for Tech Republic, “As companies struggle to make sense of their increasingly big data, they’re laboring to figure out the morass of technologies necessary to become successful. However, many will remain stymied, because they keep trying to fit a necessarily fluid process of asking questions of one’s data…

Why Your Business Needs a Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess David A. Kelly of Teradata recently wrote in Forbes, “Whether you fully believe the hype or not, big data will continue to have a fundamental impact on your business over the next few years. Yet jumping on the big data bandwagon can backfire in a very expensive way without a concise blueprint…

Storage Wars: Big Data Edition

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by Angela Guess Alex Barrett of Search Data Center recently wrote, “Enterprise big data workloads demand a lot from storage and network bandwidth. Storage, cloud and as-a-service vendors are developing the infrastructure to support them… Data location is the determining factor of many big data analytics decisions, including what products enterprises should use for storage…

Taking Big Data to the Bank

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by Angela Guess Russ Banham of CenturyLink recently wrote in Forbes, “A customer walks into the bank to make a deposit, greets the teller and, out of the blue, she’s asked if she would like a second mortgage. Is this any way to serve a valued customer? Not if she isn’t in the market for…