Is the Term Big Data No Longer Useful?

by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Bernard Marr recently noted, “From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough. You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half […]

What is Hadoop, and What Can It Do?

by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote in ReadWrite, “‘What is Hadoop?’ is a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. Using it successfully is even more complex. Even its creator Doug Cutting offered an accurate-but-unsatisfying “it depends” response when I asked him last week at the Strata+Hadoop World conference to define Hadoop. He wasn’t being […]

A Better Understanding of Data Lakes

by Angela Guess Jaikumar Vijayan of Datamation recently wrote, “If you’re an enterprise data management professional, there’s a good chance you’ve run across the term ‘data lake’ in recent months. Though it might sound like an esoteric concept, a data lake is simply a repository where enterprises can store data from disparate sources in their […]

Could Your Big Data Use a Little Cold Storage?

by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of TechRepublic recently wrote, “There has been significant enterprise focus on tiered storage algorithms that route data to the most appropriate storage media based upon how frequently the data needs to be accessed, with particular attention paid to tier one, the most rapid access storage for data that requires quick […]

Defining the Role of the Chief Data Officer

by Angela Guess Maria Deutcher of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “There are as many opinions on the role of the chief data officer (CDO) as there definitions of the emerging position, but few are as well-informed as that of professor Yang Lee from Northwestern University. She helped author one of the single most comprehensive studies […]

Don’t Jump Into a Data Lake Without a Boat

by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The growing hype surrounding data lakes is causing substantial confusion in the information management space, according to Gartner. Several vendors are marketing data lakes as an essential component to capitalise on big data opportunities, but there is little alignment between vendors about what comprises a […]

Big Data Insights for Marketing and Technology Teams

by Angela Guess Fatemeh Khatibloo recently wrote for Forbes, “Big data isn’t about exabytes or petabytes. It’s not about velocity. It’s not a project or Hadoop or any other single thing. Big data is a journey that every company must take to close the gap between the data that’s available to them, and the business insights they’re […]

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