Category Archives: Big Data & Analytics

Big Data isn’t the Silver Bullet Either

I have been excited about the latest round of improvements and new products that aid in the storage, processing, and analysis of big data.  I am particularly excited about Apache Spark (see last post) and some of the other tools … Continue reading

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Apache Spark and the Value of Momentum

As I wrote a few posts ago, I’m playing a fast game of catch-up in the big data technology arena.  My technical work didn’t intersect with big data until recently.  And, the landscape of tools is quite sprawling – Sqoop, … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytics

It can be difficult to wrap your head around predictive analytics.  It usually involves lots of data, some math, and a good understanding of what you are looking for.  This post on Predictive Analytics by Tom Davenport at HBR.org is … Continue reading

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Big Data – The Third Wave

I was in a meeting this summer where one of the attendees referred to Map Reduce as “just a buzz word”.  Buzz word – yes.  Just a buzz word – no. Saddle up.  Big Data is moving to center stage … Continue reading

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