Category Archives: Big Data

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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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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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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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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When Are Decisions Driven by Analytics, or Merely Informed by Them?

In http://www.dataintegrationblog.com/data-quality/from-tactical-to-strategic-action-operational-decision-management-2/ Boy did Julie Hunt ever hit the nail on the head:  “But – real-time decision-making also has to be vetted with domain knowledge, human experience and common sense, to validate the viability of analytics results. Decisions make a … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine World Conference

This is the fourth or fifth year for this conference, and each year there are some surprises. The first couple of years it was a diverse collection of researchers, entrepreneurs and vendors (Oracle, Deloitte, etc.). The number of exhibitors seems … Continue reading

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Forked SQL: Informatica Gets It

By Neil Raden About fifteen years ago, Microstrategy cofounder Sanju Bansal told me, “SQL is the best hope for leveraging the latent value from databases.” Fifteen years later, it’s extraordinary how correct Bansal was. Microstrategy is still a robust, free-standing … Continue reading

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New World Order: Hadoop and Relational Databases

By Neil Raden Hired Brains Research  nraden@hiredbrains.com Hadoop “data warehouses” do not resemble the data warehouse/analytics that are common in organizations today. They exist in businesses like Google and Amazon for web log parsing, indexing, and other batch data processing, … Continue reading

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Decision Management on Steroids: Will Big Data Tools Trump Rules?

Decision Management on Steroids:Will Big Data Tools Trump Rules? Can the ability to extract meaning and sentiment from previously unconventional data sources reorient the role of business rules? In a typical customer application, scoring models are created by finding patterns … Continue reading

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NoSQL: What’s the Buzz About Graph Databases?

I attended the NoSQLNow conference in San Jose and had the opportunity to  speak one-on-one with a number of principals of NoSQL database concerns, including Emil Eifrém of Neo Technology. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, … Continue reading

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