Monthly Archives: May 2015

Information Density is in the Eye of the Beholder

There is a current trend that manifests itself as “there is value in all data, so keep everything, because you don’t know now what is valuable and what isn’t”. This is undoubtedly correct, but is it useful? Basically, the question … Continue reading

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Hadoop: the answer to a question not yet understood?

Bernard Marr: “Where Big Data Projects Fail” http://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2015/03/17/where-big-data-projects-fail Gartner: Top challenge for Hadoop adoption: “Determining how to get value from Hadoop” Gartner: 68% of Hadoop adoptions driven by C-Suite (management-by-in-flight-magazine alert!) I love Hadoop, but are we over hyping it? … Continue reading

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Analytics in the 2010′s = Apps in the 1990′s?

Thoughts on the equivalency between the maturity of analytics and the maturity of applications today. Applications Data Warehouses 1980’s: Build your own 2000’s: Build using RDBMS 1990’s: Buy best of breed and integrate 2010’s: Buy different technologies and integrate 2000’s: … Continue reading

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