I tuned into the recent US federal government’s web-cast. I was curious to see what a government big data initiative would look like, as my government (UK) is unlikely to produce anything equivalent any time soon. They and their opponents are too busy trying to prove that they’re not entirely
I was speaking at a conference last week (Heliview BI, in Holland) and my theme, as is pretty usual now, was the place of the data warehouse in a big data strategy. I had a packed room, but I suspect, it was the title not my reputation that filled it. It went well, as it usually does. I think that’
These days, it’s hard to find a business conference or read a publication that doesn’t talk about big data. Even the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, featured more than 40 presentations on this hot technology. Because of all the recent talk, many people think big data is new.
Is 2012 the year of Agile Analytics? Recent publications show growing interest in the application of Agile methods to analytics:
Ken Collier, an Agile pioneer, tackles analytics in his aptly named new book Agile Analytics.
A quick Google search surfaces a number of recent blogs and articles
Still NOT Positioned For Analytics
Oracle’s Big Data Appliance, originally announced in October 2011, is now officially for sale and includes the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop. Despite the inclusion of Cloudera, Oracle's position on Hadoop remains fundamentally different than IBM. IBM embraces
This year was my first IOD. I hope it won’t be the last because it was a really good conference. These big shows are always difficult, despite the mobile apps, the maps, the schedules, the signage and many helpful show guides. I still have difficulty getting to the sessions I want to see or being
A slew of announcements made during last week’s IOD conference assert IBM’s R&D machine is running in top gear. Here’s my take on progress integrating Netezza with IBM’s broad product portfolio and how this engineering further simplifies our customers’ warehousing and analytics projects.
Big Data is increasingly becoming a part of the enterprise IT vernacular and we are seeing it rapidly move through the hype cycle as a viable value creation opportunity for enterprises. In a recent report, McKinsey estimated this value to be in the order of billions of dollars and deemed it the "