Category: Big Data

3 Predictions for 2018

As we close out 2017 and prepare to welcome the new year, here are my top three predictions that will impact Big Data and Analytics space the most in 2018: “Gigabit” high-speed internet goes main stream, driven by “Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) technology and improved mobile broadband coverage and speed, coupled with falling prices

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Wish You a Happy and Healthy 2018

Wish You a Happy and Healthy 2018. The year 2017 taught us that “Change” is the only constant in life and those that adapt to change and thrive on it will come out as winners and those that are slow to adapt risk losing out. What will be different in 2018 as compared to 2017

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5 Easy & Quick Reads on Machine Learning

Here are five great resources for those interested in Machine Learning that provide a good starting point if you are interested: A Course in Machine Learning, also download CIML book – Link Slides from ScaledML 2016 Approaching (Almost) Any Machine Learning Problem A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning The current state of machine intelligence 2.0

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Apache Flink: The 4G of Big Data Annalytics

Here are three great presentations on Apache Flink by Slim Baltagi, Director of Big Data Engineering, Capital One. First Slideshare presentation embedded below is titled “Step by step introduction to Apache Flink”   Second Slideshare presentation embedded below is titled “Flink vs. Spark”   Third Slideshare presentation embedded below is titled “Apache Flink: What, How,

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Top 5 Reasons Why Big Data and Analytics Projects Fail – Part 1

A lot has been written about success and failure of Big Data and Analytics projects in recent times. Unfortunately, most of the articles and blog posts on this subject fail to highlight real reasons why Big Data projects fail. Given below are top 5 reasons, in my opinion, why most Big Data and Analytics project

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How to Profit from Big Divide of Big Data

When it comes to Big Data and Analytics solution implementations for enterprise clients/large business organizations, I see a big divide between what functionality business users want and are demanding from their CTO or IT organization and the functionality that CTO or IT organization can deliver. I would like to call this gap as “Big Divide

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Google Flu Trends: Importance of Veracity, the 4th “V” in Big Data

A lot has been written recently criticizing Goolge’s Flu Trends – a flu tracker service that predicts flu activity based on specific search terms using aggregated Google search data and estimates current flu activity around the world in near real-time. For more, read How does this work? Science magazine has recently published an article titled

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Big Data and Analytics: What to expect in 2014

Last year was a great one for technology professionals, consultants and practitioners working in the area of Big Data and Analytics. And 2014 promises to be even better. Given below are three main reasons why 2014 will be a spectacular year for those of us in Big Data and Analytics: 1) Investments in very large

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From Data to Information to Insights: Changing Role of #CIO

There was a time not too long ago (late 1970s to be precise) when companies use to have Electronic Data Processing department and EDP Managers to manage data processing function. EDP department evolved to become Management Information Systems department in early 1980s and MIS Manager ran the show when it came to ‘computerization’ initiatives as

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Big Data in Retail Industry

Here’s a great data visualization on Big Data in retail industry. Also, a FT video on the subject: Source: Monetate Marketing Infographics Source: http://video.ft.com/v/2172704889001/Big-data-bring-attention-to-retail Related posts: Big Data: $16.9 Billion opportunity for IT Services and Consulting Industry International Data Corporation recently released its “Big Data technology and services forecast” predicting that Big Data market will grow

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