March 14, 2017
Dawn of the Predictive Era
Computing is evolving. It's likely that the forces described by Moore's Law and Dennard Scaling will mean that many of the ideas that we’ve associated with technological advancement will change. It won’t be about faster, cheaper, and smaller computers in the year 2025; prediction and where we apply it will...
February 20, 2017
Implementing Hadoop: 7 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Introduction It’s no secret that Hadoop comes with inherent challenges. Business needs, specialized skills, data integration, and budget are just a few things that factor into planning and implementation. Yet, despite all the due diligence, a large percentage of Hadoop implementations fail. We’d like to turn that around. With the...
February 16, 2017
The Holy Grail of Analytics is the Value between Data and Insight
After living and breathing the world of analytics and data for 20 years, I can let you in on a little secret of how successful customers achieve business value -- It does not come from the tool, but from the data. It’s about the data. It always has been. Maybe...
December 1, 2016
What Will Happen With Big Data in 2017? Prepare for the Unexpected!
No, my computer hasn’t been hacked. The honest truth is that I can’t predict with certainty what surprises 2017 will bring. This year the UK voted to leave the EU and America voted for Donald Trump despite nearly all pre-election polls predicting different outcomes. The reason these events surprised us...
September 30, 2016
The Impact of Big Data on the Evolution of Predictive Maintenance
Jonathan: Last week, I interviewed Wael Elrifai, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Pentaho, in a 30 minute webinar on Predictive Maintenance: Turning Sensor Data into Insights. You can listen to the Predictive Maintenance webinar recording here. Or, keep reading to see how the discussion continues! Jonathan: Let’s start off by...