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Impressions From Mobile World Congress 2013: Emphasize Usage Scenarios To Retain Relevancy

In light of my expectations (http://goo.gl/ZIU9d), Mobile World Congress contained few real surprises this year. This is not to say that MWC was boring: It provided valuable insights into the state of the mobile market from an enterprise perspective: Read more Categories: Devices Mobile World Congress big data mobile software defined networking Source: Forrester, Big Data, Blog Posts – http://blogs.forrester.com

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Dell EMC 

Dear BI Users: Your Hadoop SQL Wish Has Finally Come True

To accelerate the value of Big Data, many products have been developed to make data managed in Hadoop much easier to access and analyze through SQL.  First there was Hive, which provides a SQL query abstraction layer by converting SQL queries into MapReduce jobs.  More recently, Cloudera announced Impala which bypasses MapReduce to enable interactive queries on data stored in Hadoop using the same variant of SQL that Hive uses.  And today, EMC Greenplum announced Pivotal HD, the only high performing, true SQL query engine on top of Hadoop.  Don’t…

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Dell EMC 

Chorus Brings Data Science Minds Together

The announcement of OpenChorus Project a few months ago provided a glimpse into the upcoming EMC Greenplum Chorus Release 2.2 release and its superb integrations to accelerate Big Data time to value. Chorus Release 2.2 provides a single platform whereby users now gain direct access to filtered and clean Twitter feeds from Gnip, perform advanced analysis faster with the on-demand assistance from expert Kaggle data scientists, and share insights seamlessly through Tableau advanced visualizations. Chorus 2.2 is now available for free download, with the same code base also available through…

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Open Data Is Not Just For Governments Anymore…

. . . Nor has it ever really been. Government data has long been a part of strategic business analysis. Census data provides insights into local standards of living and household budgets, health needs, education levels, and other factors that influence buying patterns for all kinds of goods and services. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the International Labour Organization provide data on employment and the availability of skilled labor that helps inform decisions on where to locate manufacturing or other facilities. The World Bank and UN data provides…

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From An Enterprise Perspective, Mobile World Congress 2013 Will Focus More On Solutions

As an analyst who focuses on the future of communications and the implications for business, I will travel to Mobile World Congress (MWC) with several expectations: Read more Categories: Devices Mobile World Congress OTT big data mobile software defined networking Source: Forrester, Big Data, Blog Posts – http://blogs.forrester.com

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Big Data And The German Dilemma

Reflections from the 10th Safer Internet Day Conference in Berlin, February 5th 2013 Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Safer Internet Day Conference in Berlin, organized by the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture and BITKOM, the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media. The conference title, ‘Big Data – Gold Mine or Dynamite?’ set the scene; after my little introductory speech on what big data really means and why this is a relevant topic for all of us (industry, consumers,…

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Forrester 

BI Leader Job Description

Clients often ask me to help define their job description for a business intelligence (BI) leader, executive, or manager. Here’s what I typically provide: Our research on Agile BI organizational structures is a good starting point. Because that report doesn’t include a deep dive into individual job descriptions or salaries, you can refer to some great external resources from TDWI and Robert Half International. Finally, here’s a description of a senior BI architect/manager/executive that I’ve used in the past. I would love to hear from everyone on what’s missing, what…

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Crowdsourcing my RSA panels

The San Francisco RSA conference is now less than two weeks away, and this year I am moderating two great panels. I thought I'd reach out and solicit suggestions for discussion. 1) Too Big to Fail: CISO Panel on Scaling Security in the Era of Big Data This Forrester-moderated panel of top security executives from Allergan, Zappos and Humana will discuss the impact of scale in solving Big Security challenges. Issues from the importance of scale in detecting advanced threats to benefits to the average user will be debated. Drawing…

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