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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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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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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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Data Scientist Title Is a Convention

Daniel Tunkelang is the Chief Data Scientist at LinkedIn and disagrees with my definition of a data scientist, presumably from my blog, “What Is a Data Scientist (and What Isn’t?”). I said that, “the term ‘Data Scientist’ is an over-reaching title.” … Continue reading

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What Is a Data Scientist (And What Isn’t)?

The perception among organizations over the past five years is that more quantitative methods, with or without Big Data, are critical to success. The problem is that most commercial organizations have little to no depth in these disciplines. On the … Continue reading

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Analytics ROI: Not About Saving Time

We hear a lot these days about how analytics can accelerate a calculation that used to take ten hours and do it in six minutes. For me, this is a very poor argument for analytics. After all, is an analyst … Continue reading

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