Big Data
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Four Really Real Meanings of Real-Time

Paige Roberts - August 22, 2016

Our director of engineering told me that she had a customer ask if we could do real-time data processing with Syncsort DMX-h. Knowing that real-time means different things…

Uncategorized
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4 Reasons Why Big Data Analytics Projects Fail, or Do They?

Paige Roberts - December 24, 2015

A few months back, I was presenting with a friend at a Chief Data Officer summit in Dallas, and my co-presenter put up a slide that said,…

Uncategorized
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Schema on Read vs Schema on Write and Why Shakespeare Hates Me

Paige Roberts - September 22, 2015

A couple of months ago, I found myself without a full time gig for the first time in decades, and I did a little freelance blogging. Being…

Uncategorized
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Actian DataFlow, the Little Hadoop Engine That Could, But Probably Won’t

Paige Roberts - July 27, 2015

In Hadoop’s ecosystem of massively parallel cluster computing frameworks, Actian DataFlow is an anomaly. It’s a powerful little engine that thinks it can take on any data…

Hadoop
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Hadoop Can’t Do That

Paige Roberts - June 2, 2015

I just got back from a little executive summit conference in Dallas for Chief Data Officers. Frustratingly, I heard a lot of folks telling me what Hadoop…

Uncategorized
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In-Memory Analytic Databases Are so Last Century

Paige Roberts - May 20, 2015

In an article written last year by an industry analyst that I respect, IDC’s Carl Olofson, he gave the impression that in-memory analytics are the wave of the future, the…

Analytics
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Not All Hadoop Users Drop ACID

Paige Roberts - April 8, 2015

In the age of businesses with data that lives on dozens or even hundreds of servers, expecting transactional integrity and data consistency and currency are old-fashioned notions.…

Big Data Scientists Are Bridge Builders
Analytics
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Analytics
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Big Data Scientists Are Bridge Builders

Paige Roberts - February 6, 2013

Kathryn Kelly recently put up an excellent post titled Data Scientists Not Required: Big Data Is About Business Users. I commented on it, but my comment ended up…

Analytics
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Predictive Analytic Strategies to Out-Predict the Competition

Paige Roberts - October 2, 2012

Predictive analytics is a method to study the past and, using a combination of sophisticated math and creative visual communication, predict the future. (more…)

A Different Strategy for Solvable Problems in Big Data Predictive Analytics
Hardware
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Hardware
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A Different Strategy for Solvable Problems in Big Data Predictive Analytics

Paige Roberts - September 10, 2012

I had a long conversation with James Taylor of Decision Management Solutions the other day. One of the things that he talked about struck me as a…