Tag Archive for debate

Is Data an Asset?

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by Angela Guess Nicole Laskowski of Search CIO recently wrote, “When Micheline Casey, chief data officer at the Federal Reserve Board, referred to data as an asset at last year’s MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality Symposium, she sparked a debate that, at first, appeared to be purely semantic. ‘Have you ever tried to use…

Big Data v. Small Data

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently wrote, “I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I…

Is There an Ideal Programming Language for Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Charles Menguy of InfoQ.com recently wrote, “Big Data is a field where even a single millisecond loss can be significant over billions of events. Yet, languages often regarded as slow like Python have gained a lot of popularity in the past year. Recent articles and discussions in the Big Data community have started…

The Open Data Debate

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by Angela Guess Garry Przyklenk of Search Engine Watch recently wrote, “We live in very complex times. As much as we talk about integrated insights, it only seems to be getting worse. If I sound a little bleak it’s because this statement has been shared ad nauseam: digital marketers are literally drowning in data. Data sources…

Analytics, Visualization, & Governance — Oh My!

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by Angela Guess Michael Shashoua has written an article for Waters Technology which considers “whether analytics, visualization, or management and governance techniques deserve the most attention as the industry seeks to comply with new regulation and standards.” He writes, “With a swirling, confusing array of data management solutions being offered to address the woes of…

SQL or NoSQL?

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by Angela Guess Tom Krazit of GigaOM recently covered a debate regarding which database solution is better, SQL or NoSQL. He reports, “Everybody likes a good technology debate: Mac vs. PC, Android vs. iOS, Larry Ellison vs. the world. On Thursday panelists at GigaOM Structure turned their attention to the world of databases: SQL or NoSQL? The…

Spreadsheets v. Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Mike Vizard of ITBusinessEdge recently wrote, “For more time than anyone cares to admit, there has been a debate over getting people to give up their spreadsheets in favor of more robust business intelligence applications. Given the relative adoption of BI applications versus the deep penetration of spreadsheets throughout our business culture, the numbers…

Big Data: Tried-and-True or New and Improved?

by Angela Guess Ken North recently commented on the evolution of supercomputing, the cloud, Big Data, and NoSQL databases. North notes, “The arrival of new technology often rekindles the pervasive debate over the merits of “tried-and-true” versus “new and improved”. The latter often introduces new words in our lexicon, with recent examples being Big Data,…