Browsing All posts tagged under »big data«

Big Data Indescribably Large

February 16, 2014

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Lost for words I have been the first to be overly critical of those that define big data solely by size and (absence of) structure. That being said, it is inescapable that data volumes have reached an inflection point. In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Andrew McAfee makes a pretty startling observation. Data has […]

Just Stop with the ‘Big Data is Just’

August 26, 2012

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OK, I get it. You’re sceptical. You’ve seen stuff come and you’ve seen it go. To you big data is just BI, just data, just analytics for the hip kids, just a distraction or just hype and fad. Except it isn’t. Big data is only ‘just’ analytics in the same way that cloud is ‘just’ […]

Information Curation 1 dot 2

July 14, 2012

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Dot to Dot: In the previous Post In part one we examined how the curatorial process is one that is relevant to the way in which businesses make informed decisions. We examined how Frances Morris, curator of the Kusama exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2012, dealt with abundance the most pressing issue for those […]

Information Curation: 1 dot 1

June 30, 2012

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Connecting the Dots On an uncharacteristically warm Summer evening in 2012 I made my way into the Tate Modern as everyone else was making their way out. It was part of my work to understand the curatorial process and its relevance to information management through one of the Tate’s infrequent but excellent curator talks. This […]

Big Data Analytics: Size is not important

August 29, 2011

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There was a time when databases came in desktop, departmental and  enterprise sizes.  There was nothing larger than ‘enterprise’ and very few enterprises needed databases that scaled to what was the largest imaginable unit of data, the terabyte. They even named a database after it. We now live in the world of the networked enterprise. […]