Category Archives: Research

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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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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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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Decision Services: IBM Tackles the Full Spectrum of Decision Management

Originally posted August 31, 2012) When James Taylor and I wrote the book “Smart (Enough) Systems: How to Gain Competitive Advantage by Automating Hidden Decisions,” we focused mainly on those kinds of decisions that are managed by a “decision service.” … Continue reading

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