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Big Data – Prevention is Better than Cure

As the Big Data buzz continues to grow, so does the number of use cases being considered, tested, and implemented. Jason Hiner’s recent article on ZDNET, “Big Data’s biggest problem: It’s too hard toget the data in,” echoes our biggest challenges in successfully delivering a Big Data solution; data governance and data quality. Jason Hiner defines Big Data as “the marriage of structured data (your company’s proprietary information) with unstructured data (public sources such as…

Tim Morgan

In Big Data, Preparing the Data is Most of the Work

A common misconception about Big Data is that it is a black box: you load data and magically gain insight. This is not the case. As this New York Times article “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights” describes, loading a big data platform with quality data with enough structure to deliver value is a lot of work. Data scientist spend a comparatively large amount of time in the data preparation phase…

Tim Morgan, Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

Big Data: The Plateau of Productivity is Coming Soon

Gartner’s most recent hype cycle report (“Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies” suggested that Big Data was heading into the “Trough of Disillusionment” before reaching the “Productivity Plateau” in 5-10 years time. This is not unusual for a new technology. However, based on a growing body of evidence I don’t believe that it will take 5-10 years from now for Big Data technologies to make that journey. Data Tactics [link] first deployed the…

Tim Morgan

The Big Data Yawn

Over the past couple of months we have met with a number of oil and gas executives to demonstrate our Oil and Gas Solution built on Data-Tactics’ Big Data Engine (BDE). During these conversations it has become obvious that the very mention of “Big Data” produces an involuntary physiological response among business leaders – eye rolls and yawns. It appears that big data has reached the Gartner “trough of disillusionment”. These executives have heard from…

Tim Morgan

Web Search vs. Enterprise Search: Are They the Same?

The year was 2009 and I had one of my first work assignments post college. I was a software engineer for an enterprise search project for one of the biggest financial companies in the US. I was certain of the outcome: I would use Google’s search engine to save the world. Unfortunately, I was immediately informed that the project was not planning to use Google’s search engine. Shockingly, Google wasn’t even considered one of the…

Abel Morelos

7 ways Big Data can help your BI solution

Big Data continues to be the buzzword du jour. And as with most popular concepts espoused by everyone from marketers and consultants to purveyors of software and infrastructure, the phrase can mean different things to different people. For us at Sullexis, we think of Big Data as a set of technologies that enable our clients to consume and process high volumes and/or diverse types of information. But our clients need ROI. Neither access to a…

Hector Monsivais, Angela Holmes