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March 16, 2015  11:01 AM

Data wrangling with panache

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data

When it comes to externally-sourced data, data scientists are left to pick up the pieces. New tools can help, but let’s also address the deeper issues. Trifacta presented at the Boulder BI Brain Trust (#bbbt) last...

February 12, 2015  9:43 AM

HDS Buys Pentaho: What’s the Deal? (Part 1)

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data, Business Intelligence, Mergers & Acquisitions

In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp?

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January 5, 2015  3:48 PM

Analytics, Automation, Profit and Employment

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Analytics, Artificial intelligence

Why, oh why does the relationship between analytics, automation, profit and employment seem to elude so many people?

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December 9, 2014  10:54 AM

Dirty Data Lakes and Dubious Analytics

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Analytics, Big Data

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September 25, 2014  1:23 PM

Smaller World, Bigger Data, Faster Change

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data, Data virtualization

Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data.

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September 18, 2014  3:23 PM

Big Data Lake Governance

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data, Data governance

Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake.

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August 18, 2014  9:29 AM

Big Data and the Return of the Data Marts

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data, Data Management, Data marts, Data quality, Data warehouse

Datameer demonstrates Hadoop-based data mart. Stefan Groschupf, CEO of @Datameer (from the German Sea of Data), has a great way with one-liners. At the #BBBT last Friday, he suggested that doing interactive SQL on Hadoop HDFS was reminiscent of a relational database using tape...


July 17, 2014  7:12 AM

Big data: necessary but insufficient for analytics

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Analytics, Hadoop

As the big data market matures, the focus shifts from the new data itself to its use in concert with traditional operational business data.

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July 10, 2014  2:04 PM

So, how do you eat a Hadoop Elephant?

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Hadoop

eat elephant

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June 26, 2014  1:35 PM

Hadoop: the Third Wave Breaks

Barry Devlin Barry Devlin Profile: Barry Devlin
Big Data, Hadoop

Although the yellow elephant continues to trample all over the world of Information Management, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say where more traditional technologies end and Hadoop begins. Actian’s (@ActianCorp) excellent...


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