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Wikibon’s Big Data Research Agenda: Technology, Ecosystem and Application

Screen Shot 2014-01-02 at 1.51.45 PMI’ve already laid out my predictions for Big Data in 2014, but I also wanted to let the Wikibon community know how my colleagues and I plan to cover Big Data in the year ahead. We’ve organized our research agenda into three major buckets.

Technology. Clearly the technologies and products that collectively make up Big Data – including Hadoop, NoSQL data stores, analytic databases, data visualization tools and more – are maturing at a rapid pace (much faster, for example, than relational databases did in the 1980s.) Big Data is also applicable across industries,  meaning these technologies are inevitably and increasingly intersecting with adjacent technology movements, namely the cloud, mobile computing and social media. As we have for the last several years, Wikibon will devote significant coverage to these developments with an eye on putting technology innovations in context for enterprise Big Data practitioners (both technology practitioners and line-of-business practitioners.)

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Big Data Changing the Business Frontier

Imagine being able to predict the future. To foresee market trends. To identify the wants and needs of people before their cravings hit. What if a company could explain correlations between business actions and unrelated spikes to sales in different sectors? One could confidently predetermine a path to success by providing answers to questions that haven’t arisen yet. What if the information to determine these predictions was already available and being constantly updated? If one could harness that information, asking new and innovative questions of it, do you think the world would change? Count on it. The watchword is Big Data, and it has the power to revolutionize the way we think about using information.

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#TheCube Coverage of Strata Conference 2012: Big Data, Big Opportunity

#TheCubeThe Wikibon / SiliconANGLE team is excited to be broadcasting live coverage of this year’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California, February 28th through March 1st of this week. Co-hosts John Furrier and Dave Vellante will be bringing coverage live on #theCUBE, the flagship telecast from SiliconANGLE.tv, with original content and analysis developed exclusive by the SiliconANGLE and Wikibon teams.

With a full schedule of guests and in-depth coverage of the key moments at this year’s Strata Conference, the Wikibon / SiliconANGLE team will be covering all of the angles.

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The Biggest Big Data Stories of 2011

At the start of 2011, there was only one commercial Hadoop distribution vendor on the market, virtually no Big Data application vendors with products ready for primetime, and Data Scientists were considered little more than propeller-heads working on some wacky experiments.

Well, a lot can happen in a year. As of December 2011, there are three viable commercial Hadoop distribution vendors doing battle for market supremacy, a slew of start-ups as well as stalwart software vendors getting into the Big Data application game, and Data Scientists are the new rock stars of the IT world.

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A Big Data Manifesto from the Wikibon Community

Providing effective business analytics tools and technologies to the enterprise is a top priority of CIOs and for good reason. Effective business analytics – from basic reporting to advanced data mining and predictive analytics — allows data analysts and business users alike to extract insights from corporate data that, when translated into action, deliver higher levels of efficiency and profitability to the enterprise.

(Read the entire Big Data Manifesto here, which includes market analysis, technical primers on Hadoop and MPP Data Warehousing, and action items for enterprises and vendors.)

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