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Category: 'crossing-the-chasm' Blog Posts

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Big Data Quantity vs. Quality

by Svetlana Sicular  |  May 22, 2014

Increasing adoption of big data technologies brings about the big data dilemmas: Quality vs. quantity Truth vs. trust Correction vs. curation Ontology vs. anthology Data profiling, cleansing or matching in Hadoop or...

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BYO Big Data Quality

by Svetlana Sicular  |  May 16, 2014

In the absence of best practices for big data quality, individual companies are coming up with their own solutions. Of course, these organizations first have problems.  Let's look at the...

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Wall Street is Hiring for Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 28, 2014

Big data finally reached Wall Street. Not for small science experiments, but seriously, in grand style, with exorbitant salaries, for production and DevOps. A couple of years ago, Silicon Valley companies...

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The Charging Elephant — IBM

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 23, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference. The questions...

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Guest Post: Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 11, 2013

From my esteemed colleague Mark Beyer, the co-lead for Gartner big data research. The intent of Gartner's advice is to restore order while we provide guidance to a panicking throng...

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Magic Realism of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 31, 2013

Big data is moving from closets full of hidden Hadoop clusters into corner offices, where CEOs and boards of directors issue orders to deliver “big data strategy,” whatever it means....

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Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 22, 2013

My presentation on big data for the upcoming BI Summit in Barcelona is obsolete. In this presentation, I use the Gartner Hype Cycle curve to show that big data is...

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Think Graph

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 8, 2012

A graph states that something is related to something else: people to people, molecules to molecules, habits to habits. Graph traversals are about paths: of ideas, time or viruses. Russian...

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The #GartnerCat's Pajamas

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2012

“Imagine a revolution from 80-character punch cards to 140-character tweets,” —  this Jack Santos punch line has been tweeted and re-tweeted on Day 1 of the Gartner Catalyst conference (#GartnerCat)...

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Haute Couture of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 19, 2012

Big data haute couture roughly illustrates the state of the market. The question is: does a big data market exist? "Good morning I'm the global waiter at IT infrastructure solutions...

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