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Big-Data Insider Sees 3 Ongoing Trends
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Re: In the know
  • 4/29/2013 8:28:49 AM
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@magneticnorth -- I think hoarding is OK, to a point. If companies don't develop a tiered storage strategy along with the "save everything" edict then they're in for quite a costly proposition -- not to mention a storage management nightmare.

Re: In the know
  • 4/28/2013 11:42:04 PM
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@Beth: so true. Some companies are starting to look like compulsive hoarders, but I think it makes sense at this point. Hopefully, storage and networks keep up with the hoarding habit.

Gathering Bits
  • 4/27/2013 7:39:36 AM
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The explanation of where big data is seems straightforward. You gather the data, find ways to categorize it, and then dream up more novel ways to use it (or see it). Hence, visualizaton is the current hot spot. I think future data movers should also include ways to correlate how useful or not the data massaging is. It's one thing to collect and manage all the data, but comparing it's usefulness with other business methods might be revealing as well.

Re: In the know
  • 4/25/2013 4:57:05 PM
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@SethBreedlove, that is part of the trick isn't it? Figuring out if there's value in the information already at hand. It's probably one of the reasons for the soaring data volumes at many companies -- they just never know what they might need!

Re: In the know
  • 4/25/2013 4:25:30 PM
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One trend I would like to see is more user friendly databases.  I think for more people to benefit from big data are data bases that use plain English or easy to use objects,  rather than SQL.

Personally, I haven't seen much in companies using consultants.  To be honest, I think many companies are still in the dark about what things they need to measure and the value of the information that is untapped. 

That's great for Avalon Consulting that is in one of the topped ranked in Google Search.  It is such a fragmented and competitive industry, with any agency not having more than a fraction of the market.

In the know
  • 4/25/2013 2:44:40 PM
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If you need some guidance on big-data architecture, Avalon Consulting could be a good place to go to. Jewitt said the firm gets tons of inquiries from companies, and notes that Avalon Consulting is the top non-paid Google hit if you search for "big-data consulting." Tis true, I tried it... for what it's worth!

Anybody have any experience with Avalon or any other big-data consulting firm? Good or bad?



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