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How Ingres Is Still Changing the Database World

Back in 2005 Wired magazine published a very interesting issue depicting how George Lucas’ blockbuster movie Star Wars eventually spawned a whole legion of special effects experts, all the way from Pixar to movies by James Cameron. The graphic can be found here if you are interested

It got me to thinking how some of […]

Structured vs. Unstructured Big Data Q&A

I was asked recently to define structured vs unstructured data and how the different types of data were being managed within the enterprise. I thought I’d list my responses below in case you find it useful/interesting. As ever, feedback and debate welcome

What are the challenges seen with the two different types of unstructured […]

Big Money for Big Data in Banking and Securities, Communications, Media and Services

There’s been a lot of discussion around which industries are the “hottest” in terms of Big Data. Gartner in July published the heat map below in their report Market Trends: Big Data Opportunities in Vertical Industries

With RED=Very hot it’s easy to see that the industries that the four that have the highest volume […]