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  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    Smaller World, Bigger Data, Faster Change

    Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data. The latest McKinsey Quarterly, celebrating its 50th anniversary, suggests we need a significantly ...

  • September 18, 2014 18 Sep'14

    Big Data Lake Governance

    Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake. How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job. So, how do you design and build a reservoir? ...

  • September 11, 2014 11 Sep'14

    Data Virtualization vs. Data Lake

    With Cisco’s Data Virtualization Day, where I’m a panelist along with Rick van der Lans, coming up fast on 1 Oct in New York, it’s a good moment to revisit the topic. Data virtualization has come ...

  • August 18, 2014 18 Aug'14

    Big Data and the Return of the Data Marts

    Datameer demonstrates Hadoop-based data mart. Stefan Groschupf, CEO of @Datameer (from the German Sea of Data), has a great way with one-liners. At the #BBBT last Friday, he suggested that doing ...

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    Data… Network… Action!

    Cisco’s acquisition of Composite Software begins to bear fruit. Last Friday, the Cisco / Composite crowd turned up at the #BBBT. And I do mean crowd; seven participants from Cisco were present, ...

  • July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    Big data management

    Data management is back on the agenda, finally with a big data flavor. I’d like to think that Teradata was driven by my blog of 10 July, “So, how do you eat a Hadoop Elephant?” in the acquisitions ...

  • July 17, 2014 17 Jul'14

    Big data: necessary but insufficient for analytics

    As the big data market matures, the focus shifts from the new data itself to its use in concert with traditional operational business data. For the business analyst, big data can be very seductive. ...

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    So, how do you eat a Hadoop Elephant?

    With MapR’s recent announcement of $110 million in funding, following on from Hortonwork’s $100 million and Cloudera’s $900 million, both in March, debate is rife about their different approaches ...

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    The Ethics of Big Data… Again

    Outrage about Facebook’s psychological experiment is misplaced. The past weekend saw another outpouring of outrage about Facebook’s abuse of personal data. An article in the scientific journal ...

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    Hadoop: the Third Wave Breaks

    Although the yellow elephant continues to trample all over the world of Information Management, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say where more traditional technologies end and Hadoop ...

  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    Analytics, Big Data and Protecting Privacy

    In the year since Edward Snowden spoke out on governmental spying, much has been written about privacy but little enough done to protect personal information, either from governments or from big ...

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