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Big Data and MDM Revisited

Last year I presented at the MDM Summit in San Francisco and wrote a blog post titled Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity Meets Quality. At the time, there was a fair amount of curiosity around how the massive data volumes being generated from social media sales and marketing channels would impact more “traditional” […]

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 […]

Your Big Data Perspective

A couple of days ago I participated in a DMRadio panel titled “How Big Is Big? Why Big Data Comes in Various Sizes”. Prior to the show I listed my thoughts about the topic in this post titled It’s (not) just size that matters.

As with all the DMRadio segments I’ve taken part in, Hosts […]

It’s Not (Just) Size That Matters

This Thursday, July 19, I’m going to be participating in a DM Radio panel titled “How Big Is Big? Why Big Data Comes in Various Sizes,” This will be my 3rd time participating in a DM Radio segment, and if it is anything like the last two, it should be an interesting discussion around the […]

Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity meets Quality

I presented a workshop at the MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco this week on the topic of Big Data and Master Data Management (MDM). It was a particularly interesting topic for me because I have spent the last 8 years working as VP Product Marketing at Siperian (A leading MDM provider acquired […]

Big Data, Shared Nothing and Twin Babies

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts the last month or so. I’ve busy working on the launch of significant enhancements to the RainStor product and lots of exciting activity with our partners, including our recently announced relationship with Dell. My other focus has been with my fast growing identical twins Parker […]

Mastering Big Data Management

You are seeing tweets daily, check that, there seems to be an article or post practically every hour. Big Data is an enormous topic of conversation. From Apache (Hadoop) to Zetabyte forecasts, everyone is telling you to be prepared. Big Data is being analyzed, retained and managed for greater business insights and competitive agility.

With […]

DMRadio conversation: Agility Is Everything

I had the pleasure of participating in a DMRadio panel yesterday as described below. The full recording can be accessed here http://www.information-management.com/dmradio/-10017561-1.html

My comments start 43 mins 20 secs into the show.

Thank you to Denodo Technologies and Composite Software for sponsoring the show. And to hosts @jimericson @eric_kavanagh for inviting me to participate.

Agility […]

Sustainable Big Data Retention

I finally got round to watching the documentary The Corporation (2003) on DVD last night. If you haven’t seen it, it’s quite disturbing as it portrays a bleak picture of how large corporations generate great wealth, but can also cause great harm.

Environmental impact was of course one of the subjects reviewed in the film. […]

ESJ Q&A: Addressing Big-Data Challenges

By James Powell 10/12/2010

How can you get “big data” under control without going under? We recently posed that question to Ramon Chen, vice president of product management, at RainStor, a company devoted to online information preservation that offers a specialized data repository. Our simple, single question sparked the conversation below.

Complete Interview can be […]