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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 Charging Elephant — Cloudera

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 21, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference.  The...

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The Top Mistake in Evaluating Big Data Initiatives

by Svetlana Sicular  |  May 27, 2013

People starting a big data initiative feel like adventurers entering Terra Incognita. The mere fact of breaking into the big data space is often enough for them to lose ground...

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Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 22, 2013

My presentation on big data for the upcoming BI Summit in Barcelona is obsolete. In this presentation, I use the Gartner Hype Cycle curve to show that big data is...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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Data Scientist – Mystified

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 29, 2012

Companies are desperately seeking mysterious creatures — data scientists. Some people claim to have seen them in LinkedIn and Target. Perhaps, those were encounters with data scientists from LinkedIn that...

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