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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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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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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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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 Illusions of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 24, 2013

I’m afraid that more data and more analytics will create an illusion of solutions while the problems still persist. Many problems are intrinsically not possible to solve. Thousands of years...

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Gartner’s Big Data Definition Consists of Three Parts, Not to Be Confused with Three “V”s

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 2, 2013

This is my article, published in Forbes last week. Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part...

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California Legislature Begets Data Scientists

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 4, 2013

The most re-tweeted phrase at the SAS analyst conference (#sassb) today is "A data scientist is a business analyst that lives in California." Every joke has a bit of truth...

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Data Revolution, Part 1: Is It a Revolution?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  February 12, 2013

Like Lilliputians from Gulliver's Travels, divided over which end of a boiled egg to crack, modern technologists are debating whether big data is a revolution or an evolution.  Roughly 60%...

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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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