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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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Return of the Data Scientist

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 27, 2015

I am convinced, data science was not born in 2008 — it’s just the term “data scientist” which has been coined that year.  I wrote a blog post Data Scientist...

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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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