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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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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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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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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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Personal Analytics

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 27, 2013

I always thought that if all the efforts, energy and money, spent on technology, were invested in studying humans, we would have been equally advanced through mastering our own  capabilities. ...

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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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The Sex Appeal of Math to Data Science

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 18, 2012

  “Data scientist is the sexiest job of the 21st century” (Harvard Business Review) “Cybernetics is a whore of imperialism” (Stalin, 20th century) I cannot quite catch an association between these two...

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What Is True In-Memory?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 26, 2012

Database benchmarks early this millennium were secretly prophetic. Everybody who could read beyond a first paragraph of any benchmark’s write-up was chuckling :  “They ran it in memory,” as if...

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