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–Outliers and Coexistence are the New Normal for Big Data

Posted by Brett Sheppard on March 24, 2011

Many enterprise architectures have evolved into coexistence environments to manage and benefit from advanced analytics, with help from technology and cloud service providers that are ramping up integration capabilities. Letting data speak for itself through analysis of entire data sets is eclipsing modeling from sub-sets. In the past, all too often what was once disregarded as an “outlier” in a data model turned out to be the telltale signs of a micro-trend that became a major event.The combination of (1) coexistence approaches to manage big data volumes, complexity and speed together with (2) analysis of complete data sets is driving operational efficiency, revenue growth and enablement of new business models. Outliers and coexistence are the new normal for big data.

This article is available on the O’Reilly Media sites at http://oreil.ly/fT8T1E

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–Big Data 2011 Preview

Posted by Brett Sheppard on January 31, 2011

During the 2011 National Football League (NFL) playoff TV broadcasts — amid commercials with Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales and auto racing driver Danica Patrick — an ad appeared with an IBM researcher talking about data analytics. In the IBM TV ad, Dr. David Ferrucci discusses how an IBM Watson supercomputer competes in a Jeopardy! game by integrating analytics, natural language capabilities and rapid search of disparate data.

While at first glance NFL TV broadcasts may seem an unusual forum for a discussion of data analytics, Big Data offers important tools for enterprises of all sizes to improve operational efficiencies, grow revenues, and empower new business models.

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–DataRush and DataCloud

Posted by Brett Sheppard on August 2, 2010

Pervasive Software Incubates Startups in Cloud Computing and Big Data Analytics

I had the opportunity at the GigaOM Structure 2010 conference to meet with Pervasive Software Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President Mike Hoskins and Director for Worldwide Marketing and Channel Development David Inbar about two 15-person teams that Pervasive has incubated, named DataCloud and DataRush. Read the rest of this entry »

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