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The Informed Data Lake: Beyond Metadata

The Informed Data Lake Strategy Executive Summary Historically, the volume and extent of data that an enterprise could store, assemble, analyze and act upon exceeded the capacity of their computing resources and was too expensive. The solution was to model … Continue reading

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Karl Popper versus Data Science

I’m sure you’ve heard of Big Data and IoT (Internet of Things) by now. There is a current in computing now that is based on the economics of nearly unlimited resources for computational complexity including Cognitive Computing (AI + Machine … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Ramblings Today on Data and Analytics

Here are some ideas off the top of my head: 1. The Big Data Analytics industry – vendors, journalists, industry analysts – have flooded the market with messages as if no one ever used quantitative methods before 2. Because most … Continue reading

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Pervasive Analytics: Needs Organizational Change, Better Software and Training By Neil Raden nraden@hiredbrains.com Principal Analyst, Hired Brains Research, LLC May, 2015 The hunt for data scientists has reached its logical conclusion: There are not enough qualified ones to go around. … Continue reading

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Relational Technologies Under Siege: Will Handsome Newcomers Displace the Stalwart Incumbents?

Relational Technologies Under Siege: Will Handsome Newcomers Displace the Stalwart Incumbents? Published: October 16, 2014 Analyst: Neil Raden After three decades of prominence, Relational Database Management Systems RDBMS) are being challenged by a raft of new technologies. While enjoying a … Continue reading

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What Is Speed?

By Neil Raden There was a time when computers were too slow to do more than bookkeeping and other back office chores. Without machines to interfere in their interactions, people performed office work like a ritual. There were set hours, … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Ramblings about Decision Making

By Neil Raden Decision-making is not, strictly speaking, a business process. Attacking the speed problem for decision-making, which is mostly a collaborative and iterative effort, requires looking at the problem as a team phenomenon. This is especially true where decision-making … Continue reading

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I’m Getting Convinced About Hadoop, sort of

As I sometimes do, I went to Boulder last week to soak up some of Claudia and Dave Imhoff’s hospitality and to sit in on a BBBT (Boulder BI Brain Trust) briefing in person instead of remotely like most of … Continue reading

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Metrics Can Lead in the Wrong Direction

Is it really possible to use measurement — or “metrics,” in the current parlance — to drive an organization? There are two points of view, one widely accepted and current, the other opposing and more abstract. The conventional wisdom on … Continue reading

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A Bit About Storytelling

My take on storytelling 1. Must be a “story” with a beginning, middle and end that is relevant to the listeners. 2. Must be highly compressed 3. Must have a hero – the story must be about a person who … Continue reading

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