posted on Tue, October 30 2012
A recent report by Pentaho – on the basis of its own Big Data sales for Q2 over Q1 2012 - exposes the five main trends that are driving Big Data analytics. The company claims that – though Big Data is embraced by organizations because of its strategic business potential – it is the technical developer community that is driving the adoption. Those in charge of decisions in this area seem also particularly drawn to open source technology.
Data scientists are highly sought after and equally hard to find. McKinsey & Company estimated that the United States alone faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise and 1.5 million managers and analysts with the skills to understand and make decisions based on the analysis of Big Data.
Over 150 data scientists and decision makers attended the first Russian Data Science Series, held in Moscow on October 4th. The event was organized by EMC Greenplum, in close cooperation with National Research University The Higher School of Economics (HSE) and Skolkovo University.
posted on Wed, October 17 2012
in Analytics, Big Data
Market research firm Gartner recently announced that Big Data will drive 28 billion dollar of worldwide IT spending in 2012 and 34 billion dollar in 2013. Social network analysis and content analytics are the most popular Big Data investment pillars, with 45 % of new spending each year.
No doubt that you are aware that the amount of available data is growing faster than the universe is expanding (well, in a manner of speaking, of course). And unless you have been living in an impenetrable silo, you have surely heard about what Big Data Analysis can mean for your overall business strategy, customer relations and profitability.