Leo Sadovy

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Re: Silos so bad?
Zimana   7/31/2016 9:43:09 AM
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I like the comment that we overlook modeling as a counterpart to big data. But as more models are created using languages such as Python and R, we'll learn overall how the models can be better deployed and how data can be better mined.

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Re: Silos so bad?
Zimana   6/30/2016 8:07:51 PM
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I'm doubtful on the silo aspect, but it is valuable for situations when the data is clearly  meant for a limited audience.  But then again, at the end of the day, it's about who decides the silo is beneficial.

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Zimana   6/30/2016 8:03:21 PM
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Good share, Seth - will look it up as well. 

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Re: Silos so bad?
Zimana   6/30/2016 7:57:32 PM
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Yeah, clearly he has an opinion on open source somewhere behind that, Joe. ;-)

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SethBreedlove   6/30/2016 7:56:45 PM
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It was Marie Tharp that proved Wegener theory in the late 1950's.  But she encountered a lot of resistance along the way and after because she was a female.  Much of her research was a first dismissed as "girl talk".  

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Re: Silos so bad?
Jamescon   6/27/2016 8:07:03 AM
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@Joe. I can see the speaker's point about silos actually being a good thing. But that approach seems to make sense only in specific parts of the enterprise, like maybe the technical side of R&D, where the data is focused on a single purpose and wouldn't be applicable elsewhere. One of the concerns about data lakes is that people in one department will use data generated by other departments without understanding its origins or relevance. Of course, you can overcome that issue with good design of that data lake with the types of content-specific access controls that you need in any good data architecture.

Also, I wonder if that speaker was touting silos because they are what his product is designed to address.

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Silos so bad?
Joe Stanganelli   6/25/2016 2:04:32 PM
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At last year's MIT CDOIQ Symposium, one of the speakers made a compelling case for data silos being not just not a bad thing but even an outright good thing -- because silos are, for all their shortcomings, often the only way that data can be properly understood.

The speaker, incidentally, was then pivoting that discussion into one about his startup on how his startup's software can allegedly leverage siloed information by identifying key subject matter experts in each silo to clarify the information and make it translatable across the board.

For whatever this is worth.

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