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Is Big Data Giving You Grief? Part 5: Acceptance

Over the last month or so, this series has discussed how organizations often deal with a missed big data opportunity in ways that closely resemble the grieving process, and how that process maps to the commonly understood five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. This is the last entry in the series;...

Is Big Data Giving You Grief? Part 4: Depression

Continuing the five part series which explores how organizations coping with big data often go through a process that closely resembles grief, this segment addresses the point at which the organization finally grasps the reality of big data and realizes the magnitude of the opportunity and challenge?and gets depressed about the reality of it.

Is Big Data Giving You Grief? Part 3: Bargaining

Continuing the five part series about the stages of big-data grief that organizations experience, this segment focuses on the first time organizations explore the reality of the challenges and opportunities presented by big data and start to work their way forward?with bargaining.

Is Big Data Giving You Grief? Part 2: Anger

Continuing this five part series focused on how organizations frequently go through the five stages of grief when confronting big data challenges, this post will focus on the second stage: anger.

Is Big Data Giving You Grief? Part 1: Denial

My father passed away recently, and so I?ve found myself in the midst of a cycle of grief. And, in thinking about good blog topics, I realized that many of the organizations I?ve worked with over the years have gone through something very much like grief as they?ve come to confront big data challenges?and the...

The Automagic Pixie

In previous installments of this series, I de-bunked some of the more common myths around big data analytics. In this final installment, I?ll address one of the most pervasive and costly myths: that there exists an easy button that organizations can press to automagically solve their big data problems. I?ll provide some insights as to...

The Single-Solution Elf

In this part of the de-mythification series, I’ll address another common misconception in the big data marketplace: that there exists a single piece of technology that will solve all big data problems. Whereas the first two entries in this series focused on market needs, this will focus more on the vendor side of things in terms of...

The Unstructured Leprechaun

In this, the second of the multi-part ?de-mythification? series, I?ll address another common misconception in the Big Data marketplace today ? that there are only two types of data an enterprise must deal with for Big Data analytics ? structured and unstructured, and that unstructured data is somehow structure-free.
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The Real-Time Unicorn

In the first of this multi-part series, I?ll address one of the most common myths my colleagues and I have to confront in the Big Data marketplace today: the notion of ?real-time? data visibility. Whether it?s real-time analytics or real-time data, the same misconception always seems to come up. So I figured I?d address this,...