Category: Hadoop

Big Data Doesn’t Mean Big Intelligence … Unless You Work At It

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Companies are generating more data, and they are holding on to it for longer. However, this data is often then left alone and unused. Research in the Forrester Wave on Hadoop distributions found that, on average, between 60% and 73% of all data within an enterprise goes unused for business intelligence (BI) and analytics.

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It Takes a Village: The New Big Data Analytics Ecosystem

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As I blogged earlier this week, old-school data analytics and business intelligence (BI) vendors such as Teradata and Oracle are getting spanked in the financial markets not just because their “cloud” products are really just warmed-over legacy architectures. Many of these old-school companies are notoriously bad at “playing with others.” They want to crowd other vendors out of the enterprise, monopolizing their customers by ostensibly providing every component of the analytics environment.

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Enterprise Business Intelligence: The Icing on the Hadoop Cake

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It’s hard to believe, but back in the ’90s people actually said, “The Internet changes everything.” Now it’s something else: 89% of business leaders believe big data will revolutionize business operations in the same way the Internet did. But, nearly a decade into the big data era, only 28% percent of businesses believe that they are generating strategic value from the data they collect, and nearly 40% admit that they need a plan to take advantage of big data.

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