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. Build a data lake (and utilize it).

Data Quality – The most important data dimension?

Eric D. Brown

Take a Look at Your Data , I discuss the importance of data quality and data management in an organization’s digital transformation efforts. What is data quality? … To be of high quality, data must be consistent and unambiguous.

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Data Analytics – The importance of Data Preparation

Eric D. Brown

While not as life-and-death as the above questions, data preparation is just as important to proper data analytics as learning the basics of driving before getting behind a wheel. Data preparation is important. The Importance of Data Preparation.

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What is the cost of bad data?

Eric D. Brown

How much is bad data costing you? In this article I give an example of what the cost of bad data really is. The cost of bad data. What do they know about data management? The cost of bad data is high regardless of what the number actually shows.

Your Data Is Worth Nothing, Unless You Use It

Forrester IT

I’m often asked the question, “What’s my data worth?” As the data economy heats up, the fear of being left behind leaves some company execs in a cold sweat. Forward-looking board members ask about data commercialization strategies and expect answers. data insights

How Artificial Intelligence is Making Big Data Better Than Ever

CTOvision

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 Project Management: Data Must Flow!

CTOvision

I'm currently researching big data project management in order to better understand what makes big data projects different from other tech related projects. Many if not most organizations still have a lot to learn when it comes to making use of emerging big data analysis techniques.

Recognizing Relevant Big Data and How to Use It

CTOvision

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

Data Analytics – Prescriptive vs Descriptive

Eric D. Brown

You’ve collected tons of data. You’ve got terabytes and terabytes of data. You are happy because you’ve got data. But, what are you going to do with that data?You’ll How does data analytics come into play?

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Why “Data Ownership” Matters

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In Understanding data ownership in the data lake Elizabeth Koumpan, Executive Architect at IBM, writes: Depending on the organizational point of view, different ownership rules may apply in different situations to data. It is a tricky part when we deal with Data ownership while using external sources, especially if we use social data which is an essential element, as we build our cases for front office digitization, customer sensitive analysis and so on.

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Early Horror Stories Of The Data Economy

Forrester IT

cybersecurity privacy security & risk big data customer experience data economy digital transformation Security & RiskWhen salacious tales of Cambridge Analytica’s activities emerged in 2018, we thought the company was finished. The many on-air discussions of illegal activities, law enforcement warrants, legal action threats from partners, and questionable ethics had appeared to doom them.

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What is Data Preparation and understanding Vendor Capabilities

Social, Agile and Transformation

I guessed I missed the memo saying that ETL, Data Integration, and Data Quality are outdated terms (and technologies) and the new term used at least by Gartner and at O'Reilly Strata last week in NYC is Data Preparation. I can't say that I blame the industry because few executives understand data integration, ETL is associated with linear, long running data batch processing, and last. agile data big data cio citizen development data management data scientist

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Information Risk: Balancing the Good and Bad of Data Analytics

CEB IT

Managers like to talk about the power of data and analysis, and the opportunity it gives them to launch new products and reach new customers. The former has opened up companies to new security risks while the latter has left some customers feeling uneasy about the privacy of their data.

If data is the new oil, we’re still digging wells

Social, Agile and Transformation

Amazing to watch how much data technologies and practices have evolved over the last 10-15 years. Despite a myriad of new nosql, big data, self-service BI, data governance, data prep, machine learning, and now artificial intelligence platforms that have come to market over this time frame, the fact is many organizations are still in early stages of maturing modern data management practices.

Why Agile Data Science Practices Drive Big Data Impact

Social, Agile and Transformation

With the hot weather in the US northeast this weekend, I was able to catch up on some reading and research around big data, data science, and agile. In thinking about the culture required to leverage big data capabilities and data science programs, I found some interesting data worth sharing. The first comes from Computing Big Data 2016 - This is showing that the collaboration between.

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Dynamic Data Centers

CTOvision

Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) are on a collision course – from machine learning to business intelligence, the combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise. Big Data News

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources

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One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. There is even a tool to help you understand where to place new hardware in the data center based on available space, power, and cooling, to help avoid hot spots and power issues.

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. Healthcare, in particular, will […].

How to Select a Data Visualization Platform for Citizen Data Scientists

Social, Agile and Transformation

Signup for the newsletter or share with colleagues Over the last few years, I've been telling readers, colleagues, stakeholders and clients the importance of establishing a data driven organization as part of a digital transformation. agile data big data cio citizen development data management data scientist digital transformation IOT organizational changeLike this post?

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Which Technologies Will Help Usher in Big Data?

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Big Data and Technology Become Intertwined The technology revolution has arrived and it is only going to grow and grow. Big Data big dataWhen Gutenberg invented the printing press, the dissemination of information grew at an incredible rate. Equally important was the printing press’ ability to store information. Informational repositories can be tapped for many additional uses. Big […].

Zoomdata: Designed to support Big Data

CTOvision

Zoomdata is the next generation data visualization system that easily allows companies and people to understand data visually in realtime. Zoomdata develops the world’s fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Research Team.

Data and Culture go hand in hand

Eric D. Brown

I wanted to see how well data and culture mixed at this company. He started asking me about big data, how big data can help companies and what big data would mean to their organization. Data is used to support a decision rather than informing the decisions.

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How Big Data is Becoming Smaller Than Small Data

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In E-Commerce, Small Data = Big Data and Vice Versa. Big Data, small data and everyday data: Is there a meaningful difference between these three information carriers nowadays? Understanding Big Data. Big Data, Small Data and E-Commerce.

Paxata: Adaptive Data Preparation

CTOvision

Paxata developed the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform built for the business analyst. With seamless connections to BI tools like Tableau, QlikView, and Excel, users can combine data on their own or work with peers in a shared, transparent environment as they shape data for analytics.

When it comes to big data, think these three words: analyze; contextualize; internalize

Eric D. Brown

If you don’t know, I’m a bit of a data nerd. I’ve been writing about big data, data science, machine learning and other ‘new’ stuff for years. I believe in data science and I believe in big data. quintillion bytes of data per day.

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

Zoomdata: Designed to support Big Data

CTOvision

Zoomdata is the next generation data visualization system that easily allows companies and people to understand data visually in realtime. Zoomdata develops the world’s fastest visual analytics solution for big data. Research Team.

A CIO’s Code Of Ethics For Managing Company Data

The Accidental Successful CIO

As the person with the CIO job, it turns out that you have a daily job in which you are the person who is responsible for keeping control over your company’s data. As the CIO you are responsible for how data flows within the company. Not all data is good data.

Your data project is going to fail

Eric D. Brown

I hate to be the bearer of bad news… but your data project is going to fail. Heck, maybe not the one you don’t even know about yet…but at some point in the future – if you stay in the data world long enough – y our data project is going to fail.

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The Ethics Of Big Data: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica Are Writing New Case Studies For Us All

CTOvision

The term “Big Data” has been around quite a while (see a short history of Big Data here), but really came into mainstream discussion in 2007 (which also happens to be the first year CTOvision used the word). Big Data CTO NewsThe phrase had an important role in helping many of us think through new architectures for how […].

A Timeline of Big Data Analytics

CTOvision

The world seems to run on big data nowadays. In fact, it’s sometimes difficult to remember a time when businesses weren’t intensely focused on big data analytics. It’s equally difficult to forget that big data is still relatively new to the mainstream. The amount of data being generated in the world today is immense, and it’s only getting bigger. Some experts predict that by the year 2020, that volume of digital data will reach as high as 40 trillion gigabytes.

Why Startups Should Not Ignore Big Data

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Big Data Cloud Computing CTO CIOsStartup businesses are a risky proposition. This means that if things aren’t done in the most effective way possible, businesses will never make it past the first year. The business plan can often determine whether or not a business gets passed the startup phase of the company. When creating a business plan, owners sometimes skip […].

Tracking The Evolution Of Amazon Kinesis: Real-time processing of streaming data, including video, at scale

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Amazon Web Services launched AWS Kinesis in 2013 as a fully managed service for real-time processing of streaming data at scale. Big Data and Analytics Cloud Computing CTO News

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