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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. This is called “Activity beyond early adopters” in Gartner’s Hype Cycle. Once in awhile, I get requests to help explain big data, so it would […]

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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My presentation on big data for the upcoming BI Summit in Barcelona is obsolete.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 at the peak of inflated expectations.  And, as it happens with quickly developing technologies,  I am already behind and big data goes ahead. Last several […]

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My Top Five Gartner Favorites

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 15, 2013

A list of my top five Gartner favorites could be top 25 but I decided to make it short (Gartner’s New Year resolution is to write shorter documents and fewer too). In the past year, prefix “un-“ was quite popular:  un-learn, un-conference, un-remarkable.  My un-analysis compares apples to oranges, and I love all five of […]

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