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Hadoop, Semantic Interoperability, and the $6M Question

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by Angela Guess

Loraine Lawson of ITBusinessEdge has written a new article regarding Hadoop integration and semantic interoperability. She writes, “Remember the intro to The Six Million Dollar Man? Sometimes, I hear a version of that in my head when I read about Hadoop and Big Data: Gentlemen, we can rebuild data. We have the technology, we have the capability to build the first complete enterprise data management. Big Data will be that data. We can manage data better than before: Better, stronger, faster, and a whole lot more. But the $6 million ($31 million, adjusted for inflation) question is: Can we make it reliable enough to make game-changing executive decisions based on what we find in Hadoop?”

She continues, “I wrote about this last week, after reader John O’Gorman asked about the quality of Hadoop integration. He wanted to know whether it was simple, weighted string matching or whether integration could deliver semantic interoperability. Put into English, he wants to know we’ve only got exact matches like ‘Six Million Dollar Man’ or whether it’s also going to be able to apply some level of meaning, so it could, for example, figure out you’re looking at ‘$6 million man,’ ‘$6,000,000 man’ and ‘Steve Austin’.”

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