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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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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...
by Svetlana Sicular | December 18, 2012
“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...
by Svetlana Sicular | November 26, 2012
Database benchmarks early this millennium were secretly prophetic. Everybody who could read beyond a first paragraph of any benchmark’s write-up was chuckling : “They ran it in memory,” as if...
by Svetlana Sicular | September 7, 2012
I cover big data and data governance. Both are equally challenging and both promise to save the world. Until recently, I had a false idea, that one of these topics...
by Svetlana Sicular | August 28, 2012
“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)...
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...
by Svetlana Sicular | July 9, 2012
"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...