Svetlana Sicular

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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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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 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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Guest Post: Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

From my esteemed colleague Mark Beyer, the co-lead for Gartner big data research. The intent of Gartner’s advice is to restore order while we provide guidance to a panicking throng scrambling to buy limited edition big data toys. Gartner has advised caution to the market. But, panic in the streets and chaos often drowns out [...]

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Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 22, 2013  |  36 Comments

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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The Sex Appeal of Math to Data Science

by Svetlana Sicular  |  December 18, 2012  |  Comments Off

  “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 sentences. Maybe it’s in the transitions: from a whore —  to the sexiest job, from East — to West, from socialism — to capitalism, from [...]

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The #GartnerCat’s Pajamas

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 28, 2012  |  Comments Off

“Imagine a revolution from 80-character punch cards to 140-character tweets,” —  this Jack Santos punch line has been tweeted and re-tweeted on Day 1 of the Gartner Catalyst conference (#GartnerCat) last week. Coming back from Catalyst was like returning from a whitewater trip: the same sense of excitement and learning about yourself under extreme conditions. [...]

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012  |  2 Comments

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 or a Trojan princess, who had a gift of prophecy and whom Apollo cursed never to be believed? At this week’s Cassandra Summit, I learned [...]

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Pseudo-Tweets

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 9, 2012  |  Comments Off

“Never odd or even”  —  palindromes draw respect when they carry at least some spark of meaning; you’ll even read them twice. Some time ago, a good friend of mine came up with the idea of pseudo-palindromes  (the same abrupt absurd and worthlessness), but you’ll read them twice anyway:  “Eat timely Nathan. Want tea? ” [...]

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