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How do you know whether you are dealing with Big Data or Small Data? I’m constantly asked for my definition of “Big Data”. Well, here it is…for batch analytics. Batch Analytics Batch Analytics Small Data Big Data Data Volume Gigabytes Terabytes – Petabytes Data Sources 1-6 (structured – SQL, or unstructured – NoSQL) 6+ structured AND 6+ unstructured Business Functions One line of business (e.g. sales) Several lines of business all the way up to a 360 degree view of the business Business Questions Queries are complex requiring many concurrent data modifications, a rich breadth of operators, and many selectivity constraints. However, they are applied to a simpler data structure.Example: determine how much sales is made on a given line of parts, broken out by supplier, by geography, by year.     Queries are complex requiring many concurrent data modifications, a ric... (more)

2015 Big Data Startups By @JimKaskade | @BigDataExpo #BigData

The following are a few  Big Data companies that I was keeping an eye on starting back in January of 2015  (yeah, this is NOT a statistically significant sample)....some for "old times sake" because I knew the founding team and was curious how things were progressing, some because I trust their venture capital partners, and some because they inspire me with an application of the technology that is meaningful (I'm tired of hearing about yet another "Big Data Platform"). Adatao Founder(s): Christopher Nguyen, Mike Bui, Tony Do Headquarters: Sunnyvale, CA Website: www.adatao.com Typ... (more)

Big Data Predictions for 2013

My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications - Intelligent Applications. "It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive, more intelligent." So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not about people pouring through petabytes of data. It'... (more)

IoT Is the New Big Data? | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #RTC #BigData

My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype cycle. The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors. Today, the huge amounts of data we are... (more)

Is There a Place for Big Data in SMB Markets?

Is Big Data destined for only the top 3,000 companies worldwide? What about medium or small companies who are equally as data-driven? Is there a place for Big Data in SMB markets? When I talk to SMB companies about their use of public cloud services, it’s a no-brainer. Pay as you go, lower costs upfront, quick time-to-market. With private and public cloud solutions, both big and small companies benefit. So what about big data platforms? Is there an equivalent opportunity, or is Big Data only suited for Big Companies with Big Problems? I think Big Data applies to all, and here’s wh... (more)