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Back to the Future: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

ines to machine: a jet engine produces terabytes of data about its performance in just a few minutes, it would be impossible to send this data to some remote computer or network and act on the engine locally.  We already know Big Data is not just growing, it is exploding! The conclusion is simple: one day we will no longer be able to cope, unless the information is consumed differently, locally. Our brain may no longer be enough, we hope to get h…

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Cisco CMX @ NRF 2014

NRF 2014 was held last week at the Javits Centre in New York City. It’s the biggest retail event of the year where vendors show off the future of the industry to all the delegates both using inspiring key notes and exciting demos on the Expo floors. 2014 and beyond: It wasn’t too hard to identify that there were some common themes. On Tuesday afternoon I stood on the main Expo floor and just looking around I could quickly see the in…

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My Top 7 Predictions for Open Source in 2014

My 2014 predictions are finally complete.  If Open Source equals collaboration or credibility, 2013 has been nothing short of spectacular.  As an eternal optimist, I believe 2014 will be even better: Big data’s biggest play will be in meatspace, not cyberspace.  There is just so much data we produce and give away, great opportunity for analytics in the real world. Privacy and security will become ever more important, particularly using Open Sou…

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TPC forms Big Data Benchmark Standards Committee

op areas for industry standard benchmark developments at the recent VLDB, TPCTC, WBDB and other conferences. Keeping this in mind and continuing the commitment to developing relevant benchmark standards, the TPC has created a Big Data Working Group (TPC-BDWG) tasked with developing industry standards for benchmarking Big Data systems. Companies, research and government institutions who are interested in influencing the development of such benchma…

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Big Data Essentials: Don’t Let Your Sandbox Turn Into Quicksand

Check out our new “on-demand” webinar: Big Data Essentials: Don’t Let Your Sandbox Turn to Quicksand What you will learn: How to manage data as an asset and transform data into business value. Why Big Data projects fail and how to avoid common pitfalls. How to optimize a Big Data supply chain. What infrastructure is required to run and automate data workload processing. Big Data has become the next big thing, not only for the promise of findin…

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