Everyone is talking about big data, but here is a research report that gives facts on what is really going on with big data. EMA Research & 9Sight Consulting conducted a study of business and IT professionals, inquiring about their big data plans and implementations. The report details the obstacles, strategies and approaches identified by the respondents.
The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the IBM Institute for Business Value conducted this global survey of more than 1100 business and IT executives. The study highlights the phases of the big data journey, the objectives and challenges of organizations taking the journey, and the current state of the technology that they are using to drive results. It also offers a pragmatic course of action for organizations to take as they dive into this new era of computing.
Dr. Barry Devlin, a data management authority and founder of 9sight Consulting, published a new white paper on big data titled “The Big Data Zoo: Taming the Beasts.” The paper provides a colorful and thought-provoking look at big data using animal analogies such as elephants, eagles and reptiles to illustrate the challenges posed by this new “wild” data.