Monthly Archives December 2013

CSC 2014 Forecast: Big Data Trends (+ Bonus Predictions)

Big Data infrastructure was so last year. In 2013, many companies reported success in bringing together their legacy mainframe infrastructure with new Big Data infrastructure. In 2014, we’ll see companies shift their attention to putting that infrastructure investment to use.

See what Andy Walker, vice president and general manager of Big Data & Analytics at CSC, expects to see happening in enterprise Big Data in 2014. Watch the following video for 3 Big Data predictions for 2014:

For 3 bonus predictions

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Jim Kaskade’s Big Data Top 10

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What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig?

This opening question asked by Infochimps CEO, Jim Kaskade, sets the stage in his newest blog post, “Big Data Top Ten“. The following excerpt highlights his general prediction – leading to his top 10 Big Data predictions in 2014.

Big Data Top Ten
— My general prediction is that Cloudera and Hortonworks are both aggressively moving to fulfilling a vision which looks a lot like Gartner’s “Logical Data Warehouse”….namely, “the next-generation data warehouse that improves agility, enables innovation and responds more efficiently to changing business requirements.”
In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined real-time, ad-hoc, and batch analytics. This concept of combining the best-in-breed Big Data technologies will continue to advance across the industry until the entire legacy (and proprietary) data infrastructure stack will be replaced with a new (and open) one.

For Jim Kaskade’s Top 10 Predictions, read the full article, here. >>




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[Infographic] Big Data is Changing the Rules…Adapt.

Check out our new infographic, 5 Ways To Become Extinct As Big Data Evolves, highlighting the 5 maladaptive practices that could lead to your own company’s extinction.
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[Guest Blog] Jim Kaskade on Requirements for Effective Analytics Projects

Data Informed 300x62 [Guest Blog] Jim Kaskade on Requirements for Effective Analytics ProjectsInfochimps CEO, Jim Kaskade, recently guest blogged for Data Informed, the leading resource for business and IT professionals looking for news, in-depth case studies, expert insight, best practices, and product analyses to plan and implement their data analytics and management strategies.

In his blog post, “Effective Analytics Projects Require Blend of 3 Approaches, in Concert“, he mentions “arranging technologies to address a particular use case is a little bit like arranging instruments in a symphony”.

“Each has particular qualities and plays a different role in the end product, but that end result should be a seamless meshing of the individual elements to achieve the desired effect such that the unique qualities of each one fade into the background. The same is true of Big Data use cases.”

Read the full article, here. >>

Thank you Data Informed for giving decision makers perspective on how they can apply Big Data concepts and technologies to their business needs.




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[New Video] Agile Big Data: Getting to Insights Faster

Webinar Resource [New Video] Agile Big Data: Getting to Insights Faster

2 weeks ago, Infochimps Director of Product, Tim Gasper, discussed how Infochimps tackles business problems for customers by deploying a comprehensive Big Data infrastructure in days; sometimes in just hours, in his Getting to Insights Faster: A Framework for Agile Big Data webinar.

If you missed Tim’s webinar, check out the recorded video and view the slide deck on SlideShare.  During this video, you will learn:

  • How agile Big Data application development differs from traditional development approaches
  • What our agile delivery framework looks like for planning Big Data projects and architecting customer solutions
  • What App Reference Designs are, and how they accelerate customer use cases
  • Real life case studies of business problems that have benefited from our agile approach
  • A technology deep dive into a customer example

Get to insights faster by utilizing a new approach to allow agile, iterative development for successful insights in as soon as 30 days.




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5 Ways To Become Extinct As Big Data Evolves

The enterprise is currently in a ‘Big Data Limbo’, where leadership has begun, or is preparing to invest in analytics – but lacks clear direction with where and how to implement.  The technology is powerful, and like the moniker suggests, “Big Data” is massive, leaving some executives with the impression that for these projects to be successful, IT departments must ready themselves to boil the proverbial ocean.

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Check out 5 Ways To Become Extinct As Big Data Evolves, Infochimps’ Infographic on CloudTweaks’ blog highlighting the 5 maladaptive practices that could lead to your own company’s extinction.

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is one of the fastest-growing cloud computing resources on the web. CloudTweaks.com connects brands to an influential audience made of business owners and managers of growing businesses, entrepreneurs and early adopters. Their growing niche community is made of technology professionals, representatives of government agencies, financial institutions, technology firms and Fortune 500 organizations.




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