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18 Jun 2017 Big Data Architecture [64225]
Datamation, June 8th 2017

"Big data architecture is the foundation for big data analytics," notes Christine Taylor in Datamation. "Think of big data architecture as an architectural blueprint of a large campus or office building. Architects begin by understanding the goals and objectives of the building project, and the advantages and limitations of different approaches. It's not an easy task, but it's perfectly doable with the right planning and tools.

System architects go through a similar process to plan big data architecture. They meet with stakeholders to understand company objectives for its big data, and plan the computing framework with appropriate hardware and software, data sources and formats, analytics tools, data storage decisions, and results consumption..."
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14 Jun 2017 Big Data Companies [64256]
Datamation, June 14th 2017

"Big Data companies come in many different shapes and flavors. In fact you might say, a list of Big Data companies necessarily contains vendors with highly contrasting strategies - clearly, the data analytics market is in rapid flux.

Standards? Kind of. Not exactly. Depends who you ask.

It has been just seven years since Yahoo introduced Hadoop but the concept behind it, Big Data, has exploded in popularity as more and more firms launch pilot programs to gain insight from the massive amounts of data at their disposal..."
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13 Jun 2017 Data Quality, Staffing Issues Still Plague Analytics Efforts [64267]
Information Management, June 13th 2017

"Despite the growth in consumption and use of data, many organizations still struggle with their analytics efforts, complaining of poor data quality, insufficient expertise in-house and a shortage of trained data professionals in general.

Those are among the findings of a new study by Forbes, which says that the majority of organizations lack tools and investment necessary for analytics usage in business. Indeed, 59 percent of organizations surveyed for the study reveal they are not using predictive models or advanced analytics..."
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13 Jun 2017 IT Teams Take Steps To Simplify Big Data Analytics Process [64296]
Search Business Analytics, June 13th 2017

"Companies such as Yahoo, Merck, Macy's and eBay have moved to clear obstacles that were blocking the path to success with big data analytics applications.

Even with the expanding array of advanced analytics tools now available for use, analytics teams still face plenty of challenges in developing big data applications and getting useful information from them..."
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12 Jun 2017 Can't Find Analytic Experts? Here's How Academic Collaboration Can Help Close the Talent Gap [64345]
By Rich Clayton - Oracle, June 12th 2017

Rich Clayton writes in Forbes, "Ask any corporate recruiter about finding deep analytic talent, and you're sure to get the same answer: 'impossible.' While the amount of business data increases exponentially every day, the number of people able to successfully derive value from that data has not increased proportionally.

Four years ago, I wrote an article about the talent gap and its impact on the business leaders who must master analytics. Much has changed in four years, but the mandate remains the same..."
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