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Michael Walker's Blog Posts Tagged 'Big' (17)

Data Diversity and Integration Trumps Big Data for Better Decision-making

While large data sets may provide significant value in certain cases, data diversity and integrating smart data points will provide more consistent actionable insights and high value intelligence leading to better decision-making.



For example, consider NFL football data. Focusing on large football game data sets is usually not helpful and often misleading creating…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 19, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Big Data is Stupid Data

The "Big Data" marketing hype obscures the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in the right smaller "Smart Data" sets in contrast to large data sets.



While the term "Big Data" is properly defined as data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time - the…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 19, 2014 at 11:10am — 2 Comments

Big Data Technology Vendor Consolidation

The "big data" technology vendor market is ripe for consolidation. The myriad of vendors and technologies is causing market confusion. Matt Turck created a nice visualization entitled "…

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Added by Michael Walker on September 12, 2014 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

The Haboob Clouds Hadoops Future

Hadoop is an open source framework for storing massive amounts of data on clusters of commodity hardware.



Haboob is a dense dust storm that moves fast…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 23, 2014 at 9:03am — 3 Comments

Lambda Architecture for Big Data Systems

Big data analytical ecosystem architecture is in early stages of development. Unlike traditional data warehouse / business intelligence (DW/BI) architecture which is designed for structured,…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 4, 2013 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Data Scientists vs. Data Engineers

More and more frequently we see organizations make the mistake of mixing and confusing team roles on a data science or "big data" project - resulting in over-allocation of responsibilities assigned to …
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Added by Michael Walker on July 2, 2013 at 12:01pm — 9 Comments

Small Data is Beautiful

The tech marketing hype machine shouting "Big Data" has drowned out the fact that more actionable, valuable insights are likely to be found in small versus large data sets. There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon, but a major reason is the curse of big data. "Big data" means…
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Added by Michael Walker on April 10, 2013 at 8:03pm — 3 Comments

In-Memory Data Grids Allow Data Science at Faster Speeds

In-Memory Data Grids (IDG) allow organizations to collect, store, analyze and distribute large, fast-changing data sets in near real-time. Organizations are increasingly using IDG's for the efficient sharing of fast-changing data across multiple sites. IDG's provide the scalability and…

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Added by Michael Walker on March 13, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Vote for the Best Big Data Analytics Platform

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Added by Michael Walker on February 7, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

The Internet of Things, Data Science and Big Data

The Internet of Things (IOT) will soon produce a massive volume and variety of data at unprecedented velocity. If "Big Data" is the product of the IOT, "Data Science" is it's soul.…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Data Science Ethics & Big Data Business Models

Ray Wang's HBR piece "What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like" asserts three basic information…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 10, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Big Data Platforms as a Service

Big Data Platforms as a Service (PaaS) lets an organization take advantage of a service providers compute power, analytical tools, store as much data as needed and pay only for resources used. Data…

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Added by Michael Walker on January 2, 2013 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

Recent surveys suggest the number one investment area for both private and public organizations is the design and building of a modern data warehouse (DW) / business intelligence (BI) / data analytics architecture that provides…

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Added by Michael Walker on December 26, 2012 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Data Veracity

 

Data Veracity, uncertain or imprecise data, is often overlooked yet may be as important as the 3 V's of Big Data: Volume, Velocity and…

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Added by Michael Walker on November 28, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Analytics Maturity Model

See: http://bit.ly/KQ1bsS

Added by Michael Walker on October 3, 2012 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Big Data Vendor Landscape

Companies, products, and technologies included in the Big Data Landscape:

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Added by Michael Walker on August 30, 2012 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Hadoop Technology Stack

The Hadoop stack includes more than a dozen components, or subprojects, that are complex to deploy and manage. Installation, configuration and production deployment at scale is challenging.

The main components…

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Added by Michael Walker on August 22, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

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