Learn about the latest big data analytics and BI trends in Apache Hadoop, the cloud, data lakes, IoT analytics, data visualization, and more as you browse through these insightful posts.

July 15, 2016 - David M Fishman

Living La Vida Data: Hadooponomics Podcast Episode 9 with Dr. Bob Hayes

Rarely will you come across anyone in the business world who belittles the value of data (politicians are a different story). That’s what’s made ‘big data’ a catchy thing. The importance of data science, however, starts with the science, even before data or data scientists enter the picture. Episode 9 of the Hadooponomics Podcast features…

July 12, 2016 - Shaun Ahmadian

A Good Data Lake Starts with a Good Blueprint

Big Data is making a lot of promises to the enterprise, but there are many challenges when it comes to building infrastructure that is flexible, scalable and capable of delivering the high level of performance that emerging applications require. So where to begin? As with any architectural construct, the best place to start is with a…

June 30, 2016 - David M Fishman

To TCO or not to TCO? Answering the Hadoop Question at Royal Bank of Canada

If there’s a version of the ‘tastes great, less filling’ argument in the Hadoop marketplace, it’s probably about whether Hadoop’s value is in being cost-effective vs. delivering ‘strategic’ ROI. The financial services industry is a particularly interesting domain in which to work out the balance of assets and liabilities. One especially useful answer to this question…

June 18, 2016 - David M Fishman

With Big Data Comes Big Responsibility – Hadooponomics Podcast Episode 8

For the last 5000 years, doctors have been swearing, and not just for the reasons you or I might. The Hippocratic Oath, created by the ancient Greeks, required a new physician to swear (in its original form, by a number of healing gods) to uphold specific ethical standards; the best known of which is “First,…

June 10, 2016 - David M Fishman

Succeeding at Big Data means you need to fail

Early in the history of software engineering (the 1990s), there was vigorous debate as to whether the practice of writing software could properly be considered an engineering discipline to begin with. In comparison with mechanical engineering and chemical engineering, the argument went, software did not meet the test of application of scientific principles to solve…

April 22, 2016 - David M Fishman

Ready for Big Data? Your boss doesn’t think so.

It’s not controversial to say that everyone’s chasing big data. But like the joke about the proverbial dog chasing cars, an important question follows: what do you do when you catch it? A survey out this week suggests that if you work for the CIO, your boss isn’t sure you know. The Bain & Company…

April 14, 2016 - David M Fishman

Would George Jetson have the skills for Big Data? Hadooponomics Episode 5

When Steve Jobs was in second grade, the future was already clear: George Jetson would push a button to turn his flying car into a briefcase when he got to work, and his wife Jane would talk to her friends … on Skype. It was September 1962, and no one talked about the Hadoop skills…

April 1, 2016 - David M Fishman

Big Data and Data Security Converge with Release of Hadoop on iPhone

Arcadia Data announced today that it would soon release a version of the leading Big Data Platform, Hadoop, that runs natively on the iPhone. The release features Arcadia’s converged Visual Analytics and Business Intelligence platform that runs natively on Hadoop. Following closely on the heels of the contentious and controversial confrontation between Apple and the…

March 30, 2016 - David M Fishman

How can you trust Big Data? Hadooponomics Podcast Episode 3

If there’s one thing that’s getting more press than Big Data, it’s data security. After all, the FBI and Apple didn’t lock horns about Hadoop. Let’s put the question directly: are Big Data and data security on a collision course? At the very least, as Cloudera VP Tim Stevens put it, “Security is a key…

March 25, 2016 - David M Fishman

The Hadooponomics Podcast, Episode 2 – Data Science Meets Advertising

Last week kicked off Hadooponomics, a big data trends podcast produced in partnership with Blue Hill principal analyst James Haight. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be bringing you a new episode every Wednesday. This week, James sat down with Dr. Claudia Perlich, chief scientist at Dstillery, and Shant Hovsepian‘, CTO and co-founder at Arcadia…

March 18, 2016 - David M Fishman

Beneath the Surface of the Data Lake

Modern application development, whether you date it to Kernighan and Ritchie or Visual Basic, has been largely focused on ridding people of drudgery. Get rid of the grunt work, enforce consistency, spit out some data as a side effect, and software has done its job. It’s worked so well that the data spit out now…

March 17, 2016 - David M Fishman

Hadooponomics Podcast: Listening for the payoff of Big Data at Scale

As Hadoop leader Cloudera opens its new office in Chicago with a keynote by Doug Cutting, the conversation about Big Data has clearly moved beyond big hype. It’s now about the money: Hadoop moves markets. Where economics meets big data, think ‘Hadooponomics’. That’s why this week Arcadia Data is kicking off our partnership with Blue…