Big Data

Ushering in the Next Generation Information Architecture

Guest post by Oliver Halter and Ritesh Ramesh Capturing all available, relevant information and transitioning it into insights to drive business value continues to be a major challenge—even for companies that consider data and analytics as the lifeblood of their growth agendas. Most of the time, we can attribute this challenge directly to the old […] MORE

March 21, 2016

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To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes

Guest post by Randy Delgado The other day I was talking to a healthcare CIO about the trend of data liberation or what I like to call Open Data. Open Data is combining the abundance of external data with data from your own corporate systems to glean insights that will enable your company to grow, […] MORE

December 02, 2014

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Finding a Home for the Chief Data Science Officer

Guest post by Anand S. Rao Where should the Chief Data Science Officer (CDSO) reside inside the enterprise? The short answer: it depends. Companies that are deadly serious about using analytics to transform their industry draw a direct line from the CDSO to the CEO. This is the ideal arrangement, but it’s rare. We predict […] MORE

May 29, 2014

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4 Steps to Big Data Lite

Every time I breathe the words Big Data to a group of business and technology executives I brace myself for a barrage of questions…. How is it different? What’s our business case? Where will we source the data scientists to drive deeper insights? How do we acquire the technology to process mountains of information at […] MORE

April 10, 2013

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Fantasy Football as a Metaphor for Big Data

I was at a conference last week and one of the organizers asked the crowd of about 100 CIOs if they are working on a Big Data project. Only about 10 percent raised their hands. Why is the adoption rate so low? One major barrier in the adoption of Big Data is understanding how the […] MORE

December 13, 2012

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