Big Data Roadmap – A roadmap for success with big data

Eric D. Brown

I’m regularly asked about how to get started with big data. My response is always the same: I give them my big data roadmap for success. Most organizations want to jump in a do something ‘cool’ with big data.

Are You Ready For Big Data?

The Accidental Successful CIO

CIOs need to understand what they are going to do with big data Image Credit: Merrill College of Journalism Press Releases. The Challenge Is What To Do With The Data. Changes like “big data” often don’t happen all by themselves.

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Everything you need to know about… Big Data

CTOvision

The Big Data hype isn’t new, but it shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you’re at the start of the big data journey or implementing it with AI teammates, big data plays a vital role in today’s business.

Start small with Big Data

Eric D. Brown

Big data doesn’t have to be used to solve big problems. Big data sure makes it easier to solve big problems, but you can just as easily use big data and data analytics to solve ‘smaller’ issues.

Big Data isn’t the answer

Eric D. Brown

In a recent speech, John Costello, former president of Dunkin Donuts, is reported to have said “Big data is not a strategy…” I wish I had said that sometime in the past few years. I hear people talking (and writing) about big data today.

Hortonworks’ Big Data Scorecard

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Often times, the journey to data driven business transformation can not only be challenging, but also confusing. The first step towards overcoming this challenge is mapping out the journey to fully utilize the value of your company's Big Data. Mapping Big Data (oreilly.com).

Hadoop and Big Data

Eric D. Brown

When I talk to people and companies who are just starting out in big data, I usually hear something about Hadoop. At some point in the recent past, Hadoop has become synonymous with big data, which is a bit disconcerting.

Harnessing Big Data: Can Our Laws and Policies Keep Up?

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Read Tim Molino explain how we can achieve big data revolution if our policies and laws are in order on Information Week : We are just at the beginning of the big data revolution. Not only are we creating data at exponential rates, […].

Is Big Data Worth It?

Eric D. Brown

I just read an article titled “ Marketers: Is Big Data Worth It? ” In the article, the author, Larisa Bedgood , does a very good job of addressing the question of whether big data is important for organizations to focus on. Your data must tell a story.

Secrets to Big Data Success?

Eric D. Brown

Last week I was asked whether there were any ‘secrets’ that companies can follow to ensure success with big data. Do leverage dark data. Don’t just report on the data. It takes hard work and listening to the data to let it tell its own story.

Big Data, Big Analytics and You

Eric D. Brown

Big data has been a popular topic over the last few years. Many organizations have been studying big data systems and processes as well as the science behind capturing, storing, analyzing and using large amounts of data within their businesses.

Big Data Simplified

Eric D. Brown

Over the past few months, I’ve heard and/or read the following statements from consultants: Big data is complex. Big data is complicated. Big data is the future. Big data is complex, complicated, scary and time-consuming to do correctly.

The three roadblocks to big data success

Eric D. Brown

Anne Fisher just published a nice piece titled “ Why Big Data Isn’t Paying Off for Companies (Yet) ” where she describes research from the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) regarding big data initiatives within organizations around the world.

How slower network speeds can benefit big data

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Read Mary Shacklett explains why slower network speeds can actually benefits your big data projects on Tech Republic : There isn’t a company or a communications provider that isn’t thinking about the importance of 5G networks, which promise low latency and data transfer speeds that can be as much as 100 times faster than their […]. News

Big Data, People and the SMB

Eric D. Brown

According to the 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data survey , most large organizations today (almost 49% of survey respondents) claim to be well along the implementation path for big data initiatives and projects. Big Data People SMB

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Losing Big with Big Data

Eric D. Brown

I help companies use big data to work better. I love what I do and I love seeing companies and people succeed with big data. That said, I’ve seen my fair share of companies (and people) lose with big data too. Big data isn’t data warehousing.

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

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The concept of Big Data is a relatively new one. It denotes the availability of vast volumes and sources of data, which were not available before. By itself, Big Data is powerful, and when combined with Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, the opportunities presented by this combination are just endless. As big data moves to the […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data

Big Data Security Presents Big Challenges

IT Toolbox

Big data means big responsibilities, and anyone worried about protecting and preserving big data needs to accept those responsibilities

Cloudera IPO Highlights The Big Data And Hadoop Opportunity

Forrester IT

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Don’t Chase Big Data

Eric D. Brown

Last week I noticed this little gem over on ReadWriteWeb.com : Gartner highlights that only 8% of enterprises have actually deployed big data projects despite 64% declaring their intention to do so. That’s a big statistic. Big Data Small Business

Winning Championships with Big Data?

Eric D. Brown

When I talk to people about big data and data analytics I try to tailor the message to their experience level. For the latter group, I try to find popular examples of data analytics to help them grasp the concepts behind analytics and big data.

Understanding Big Data Architecture - Part 1

IT Toolbox

Part 1: Basic Big Data

Migrating to cloud: solving the big data problem

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Read Alberto Pan’s article about how to solve the big data problem by migrating to cloud on Information Age : For many organizations, cloud computing is now a fact of life. The benefits of cloud technologies like big […].

IDC Forecasting Continued Growth in Big Data

Eric D. Brown

Earlier this week, I wrote “ Where are we in the big data lifecycle? ” where I said that we are currently somewhere between the ‘technology trigger’ and ‘peak of inflated expectations’ on Gartner’s Hype Cycle for big data. Big Data forecasts

Attunity: Big data management software

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Attunity is a leading provider of big data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data, including Big Data, across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations, and the cloud. Research Team.

What’s the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data?

Eric D. Brown

I’m often asked the following question: What is the difference between Business Intelligence and Big Data? One of the problems that exists today is ensuring everyone understands what big data is and isn’t. That’s the difference between BI and Big Data.

Can Big Data Help Provide Affordable Healthcare?

Datacponomy

Big Data and AI can help with the growing care provider shortage. The post Can Big Data Help Provide Affordable Healthcare? Here is how and why.

Big data is the killer app for the public cloud

David Linthicum

Big data analytics are driving rapid growth of public cloud computing. Big Data Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Big Data Cloud Computing It solves real problems, delivers real value, and is pretty easy to implement on public clouds. Don''t take my word for it. Revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shot up 47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 , to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research. read more.

How Big Data Keeps Businesses Secure

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Read Magnolia Potter explain how big data can be used to keep your business secure on Inside Big Data Big data has become almost ubiquitous in the world of business. From supply chain and inventory management to HR processes like hiring, big data has proven itself to be a valuable tool. However, big data can […].

Big Data isn’t the answer

Eric D. Brown

I’m a fan of data. I love using data to solve problems and find answers. I love combining context and data to help organizations find identify issues and find solutions. Over the past few years, Big Data has come onto the scene in a big way.

Big Data’s Impact on Advertising

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Big data is a megatrend, and one that has bulldozed its way into a variety of industries and causes. Healthcare, aviation, education and job training are all excellent examples of how big data is changing the current landscape. Big Data CTO Cyber Security NewsIt’s not just a small chain of disruptions, but rather a complete evolution.

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

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While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

Recognizing Relevant Big Data and How to Use It

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Big Data is everywhere you look, and we have seen how useful it can be. Among billions of terabytes of data gathered, there is a treasure of marketing data that businesses need to understand in order to know what is relevant and how to use it to get better business results. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security big data marketing

Big Data Project Management: Data Must Flow!

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I'm currently researching big data project management in order to better understand what makes big data projects different from other tech related projects. Organizations that are not already data-driven will take longer to recognize and internalize big data benefits.

How Big Data Drives The Sharing Economy

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Your data is being tracked. The advent of "Big Data" has resulted in an internet landscape where every major company tracks their users' information. When a website warns you that it wants to use cookies to track your information, that's a clear sign of big data at work. We often hear about the sharing economy, big data, and other technical terms that seem a bit mysterious. Big DataBrigg Patten. Don't worry, you aren't alone.