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What’s Next for Big Data?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 23, 2014

Shortly after joining Gartner, I noticed subtle magic in the air. Not Magic Quadrants – they were too obvious. It was I told you so repeated by many analysts on...

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Big Data Is Entering the Age of Aquarius

by Svetlana Sicular  |  October 23, 2014

Suddenly, I realized: fluids are in, animals are out. The big data ecosystem has given up on its elephants, impalas and pigs in favor of aquatics.  Perhaps, the shift started...

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Where Art Thou Hadoop?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  October 14, 2014

The Hadoop ecosystem is like a kaleidoscope, where particles keep colliding, tumbling and forming mesmerizing patterns created by the reflections. My research note What Matters When Comparing Hadoop Distributions is...

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Gartner’s Big Data Definition Plays Out in Sports

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2014

As a Gartner analyst, I am fortunate to frequently meet amazing people. Qaizar Hassonjee from Adidas is not only one of them, but one of the most memorable ones among the amazing people....

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Big Botched Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 29, 2014

Everybody talks about successes in big data. And everybody is curious about failures.  Today, I want to illustrate some typical causes of big data project failures with real-life examples, no...

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5+ Big Data Companies to Watch

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 17, 2014

People often ask me if there is a magic quadrant for big data. There isn’t. What we have is a Hype Cycle for Big Data with abundance of big data...

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The Era of Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 3, 2014

In 2009, a CRM icon Tom Siebel was attacked by a charging elephant during an African safari. Ominously, this was exactly the time of changing epochs signified by another elephant,...

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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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How Many Degrees Are in the 360° View of the Customer?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 18, 2014

I’ve been watching the CRM space since the term CRM was coined. The view of the customer remained at invariable 360° while new ideas, methods and companies kept adding degree...

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