Svetlana Sicular

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How Many Degrees Are in the 360° View of the Customer?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 18, 2014  |  2 Comments

I’ve been watching the CRM space since the term CRM was coined. The view of the customer remained at invariable 360° while new ideas, methods and companies kept adding degree by degree to the full view.  Back in 2009, a CRM icon Tom Siebel was attacked by a charging elephant during an African safari. Ominously, [...]

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Big Data Analytics is a Rocket Ship Fueled by Social, Mobile and Cloud

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 7, 2014  |  3 Comments

The rocket ship of big data analytics is launched and on its way to orbit.  Data and analytics are gaining importance with a cosmic speed.  The rocket ship is fueled by cloud, mobile and social forces. Information is a single force that gets to the foreground over time while cloud and mobility, once implemented, become less [...]

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Word of the Next Year

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 27, 2013  |  Comments Off

Selfie is the word of 2013. Or maybe, it isn’t. There are other winners: (data) science, privacy and geek.  The latter wins for acquiring a more positive image, together with hacker, I assume. These words signify growing people centricity as a result of convergence of four powerful forces — big data, mobility, cloud and social computing [...]

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The Charging Elephant — IBM

by Svetlana Sicular  |  September 23, 2013  |  Comments Off

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 questions are coming from Catalyst attendees and from Gartner analysts. I have published the vendor responses in these blog posts: Cloudera, August 21, 2013 MapR, August [...]

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The Charging Elephant — Cloudera

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 21, 2013  |  Comments Off

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 questions are coming from Catalyst attendees and from Gartner analysts. Today, I publish responses from Amr Awadallah, CTO of Cloudera.   1. How specifically are [...]

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The Charging Elephant

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 15, 2013  |  Comments Off

Hadoop is the most popular elephant of the Big Data Age. Its ecosystem and habitat are of interest even to those who can hardly spell “Hadoop.” Our clients are trying to get oriented in the jungle of choices and in the rapidly changing landscape of big data technologies. At the recent Catalyst conference, we decided [...]

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The Illusions of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

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 of philosophy testify to that.  Philosophy aside, people cannot agree on elementary things: some of us have firm reasons to vote for democrats, some of [...]

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Now Open

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 11, 2013  |  Comments Off

The main obstacle to big data adoption is not technology but understanding how to seize opportunities from big data.  There is a lot to a movie other than the movie itself:  cut episodes, its creators, stories around the film and many more.  Here are the “cut episodes” from my recent research on big data opportunities. [...]

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The Top Mistake in Evaluating Big Data Initiatives

by Svetlana Sicular  |  May 27, 2013  |  Comments Off

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 because everything seems new and mysterious.  To a certain extent, it is true.  But just to an extent.  The spirit of big data adventure distracts [...]

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Gartner’s Big Data Definition Consists of Three Parts, Not to Be Confused with Three “V”s

by Svetlana Sicular  |  April 2, 2013  |  Comments Off

This is my article, published in Forbes last week. Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part one, and oftentimes, misunderstood. Most people only retain about one-third of what they read —  that explains the truncation. However, to get to the essence [...]

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