James M. Connolly

For 2017: Put Data, Big or Small, Into Action

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Ariella
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Re: No more big data
Ariella   1/10/2017 12:33:13 PM
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@SaneIT I remember interviewing a professor at Bentley who was the only one who defined Big Data as the data alone -- that is distinct from the analytics. But he knew that most peopel were not that precise in their use of hte term.

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Re: No more big data
James Connolly   1/10/2017 9:57:56 AM
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@SaneIT. Good point about the amount of time spent preparing data. That won't be helped by the "big data mentality" that says companies need to collect and save everything just in case it might be needed some day. It's a thought process that assumes that storage infrastructure and data management capabilities are without limits.

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Re: No more big data
SaneIT   1/10/2017 8:26:24 AM
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"We still have a long way to go before people stop saying, "We need big data", when what they really need is an analytics capability."

I think that the reason we have such a hard time shaking this is that "Big Data" is the cool term to throw around for analysts. Analytics is one of the fundamentals of business so having something new and exciting helps bring attention back to the field.  I've spent more time in the past year working with ETL and data consolidation which isn't new but is very powerful for the company I'm in.  Maybe we need a push and a new term for useful data management and we can get some attention put into the areas that most analysts live. 

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No more big data
tomsg   1/6/2017 4:36:25 PM
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I agree completely- let's lose the term big data. Data is only data- comnclusions can only be drawn from analtyics of some type. I think ther term big data do not imply intelligence or thought. Gib data= big mess.

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