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Dear Gartner: You’re Wrong!

Much has been made at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, CA this week about Gartner Research Director, Svetlana Sicular‘s January 22, 2013 blog post that “Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment.” Ms. Sicular has a very impressive resume. She served...
EMC Greenplum Brings SQL to Hadoop

EMC Greenplum Brings SQL to Hadoop

Back in January, I wrote a blog post on how we, as an industry will need to combat the Big Data skills shortage. One of the ways I suggested was to bring traditional capabilities, methods and approaches to Big Data (namely Hadoop). On February 25, 2013, Greenplum (a...

Lowering the Barriers to Entry for Big Data

Current Overview For most enterprises, Big Data has moved from being just a buzzword or a science project to the recognition that Big Data can generate tactical and strategic competitive advantage as well as being a value creator for the business. So many businesses...