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Ker Splunk! Big Data IPO. $3B market cap and rising

First of all, congratulations to all Splunk employees, VCs and shareholders! Today is a great day for your company and those of us in Big Data (see who else is who in Big data here).

Almost 12 months ago I wrote a post titled: “LinkedIn’s IPO –A Perfect Storm of Big Data,Open Source and Cloud […]

Data Scientists and Big Data: Predicting Linsanity and Targeting Pregnant Teens

A couple of interesting articles ran through my #BigData tweetstream last week. Shout out to Ivan Chong (@ichong) at Informatica who I re-tweeted

Can this guy be considered a Data Scientist?online.wsj.com/article/SB1000… “Delivery Guy Who Saw Jeremy Lin Coming” #bigdata #overlooked #linsanity

“The Delivery Guy Who Saw Jeremy Lin Coming” tells the intriguing story of a […]

RIP Enterprise Data Warehouses? Long Live the Logical Data Warehouse?

I just read the August 2011 Gartner report titled Does the 21st-Century “Big Data” Warehouse Mean the End of the Enterprise Data Warehouse? (Subscription Required).

Clearly EDW’s have their shortcomings particularly in this new Big Data world. One of the reasons Hadoop and NoSQL repositories have gained in popularity is in part due to the […]

A Small Price to Pay for Big (Machine-generated) Data Retention

Big Data used to be mostly generated as a result of human-driven interaction (texting, online retail purchases, stock trades) but in this new age, more and more data is machine-generated (call data records, automated stock trades, smart meter sensors, security monitoring appliances, test and measurement devices). Machine Generated Data is widely expected to form the […]

Diets, Discipline and Big Data

According to the Wikipedia page on Weight Loss “Between $33 billion and $55 billion is spent annually on weight loss products and services, including medical procedures and pharmaceuticals, with weight loss centers garnering between 6 percent and 12 percent of total annual expenditure. About 70 percent of Americans’ dieting attempts are of a self-help nature. […]