- December 09, 2014
“Gold is down almost 40% since it peaked in 2011. But it’s still up almost 350% since 2000. Although since 1980, on an inflation-adjusted basis, it’s basically flat. However, since the early-1970s ...
- November 25, 2014
Gartner’s new acronym, HTAP. What does it mean and why should you care? What if we lived in a world where business users didn’t have to think about using different systems, depending on whether ...
- November 21, 2014
Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.
- November 20, 2014
Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried? Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on ...
- October 29, 2014
Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.
- October 22, 2014
A slew of new cloud BI and analytics announcements could give businesses more reasons to consider whether now is the time to jump into the cloud for data analysis applications.
- October 09, 2014
TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey shows that the pay of BI and big data respondents varies widely -- and that many aren't cashing in with big raises.
- September 25, 2014
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
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
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 ...
- September 03, 2014
Reactions were mixed when Jawbone dropped published its data on how the California earthquake affected people's sleep. SAS also made news, announcing better integration with YARN.
- August 18, 2014
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
At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant David Linthicum explained the importance of a well-planned cloud architecture for data analytics applications and offered tips on avoiding common cloud deployment mistakes.
- August 06, 2014
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
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 ...