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Hadoop is dead, long live Hadoop!

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 29, 2016

This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop. In 2006, we lived in the dark ages of data: Several databases were old news and a single Gartner analyst was...

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Centaur Intelligence: Half-Human, Half Machine

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 20, 2016

I call the symbiosis of a man and a machine Centaur Intelligence, in which the head is always human: people do at what they excel — curiosity, creativity and compassion....

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Balancing Data and Analytics Governance

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 26, 2016

If you hear someone saying “D&A” it is not “DNA.” D&A stands for “Data and Analytics.” (Not “Depreciation and Amortization” or “Drug and Alcohol.”) The term “Information” has been confusing for...

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A Secret Sauce of Data Governance

by Svetlana Sicular  |  February 28, 2016

When Gartner clients ask me how to start data governance, they often expect some magic solution. And they are right — such magic exists: it’s the people. Find others —...

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Catalyst Makes You Look Smart: Big Data Analytics for Non-Data Citizens

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 24, 2015

Analytics is exploding — it is becoming everybody’s domain, rather than an expert’s domain. The digital economy requires to expand your existing expertise with new knowledge. The digital economy is...

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Big Data Is Pregnant with Analytics

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 23, 2015

We are at the interesting point: big data time is over. It is now big data analytics time. Many organizations are at the point when they have figured out how...

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Two Main Questions about Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 16, 2015

More and more people describe the speed of big data technologies in dog years. In the lightning-fast cadence (“fail fast”), considerations for actual technical professionals who are deploying big data...

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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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