Tag Archive for Big Data

The Natural Union of Big Data and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Carl Weinschenk recently wrote for IT Business Edge, “The close relationship between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data is an intuitive one. The IoT will create a ton of information, which is precisely what Big Data is designed to handle. They really are different sides of the same coin. Even…

The Apple Watch and Big Data

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by Angela Guess Ben Davis of Teradata recently wrote for Forbes, “The Apple Watch is launching amid much excitement, promising to change the way we generate and use data with a sweep of the hand. Okay, it’s not the first of its kind; we’ve seen smartwatches before – Samsung, Microsoft, even Swatch. But there’s nothing…

An Argument Against the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Galen Gruman recently opined, “A highly connected world where devices of all sorts intelligently use sensor data to be more efficient, adjust to changing conditions, prevent or at least flag problems, and optimize performance of themselves, workflows, and even personal health — that is the vision of the Internet…

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…

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…

Machine Learning Is the Next Frontier of Big Data Innovation

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Machine learning is the next frontier in Big Data innovation. And the cloud is the next frontier within that frontier. Almost five years ago, Google launched its Prediction API cloud-based machine learning service. This past July, Microsoft launched its Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service as…