A Pivotal Piece Of Big Data

Big Data can only make a positive impact if it’s transparent to a business process or practical for the end user.  A Big Data Application provides this usability, as it connects that last dot of a Big Data journey – from the back-end data/analytics layer to the front-end … READ MORE

Mona Patel June 15th, 2012

Dreaming of Building a 1000 node Hadoop Cluster?

The dream is real for EMC Greenplum as a 1000-node Hadoop Cluster, a.k.a Analytics Workbench, went live May 22, 2012 during EMC World.  When I first heard about this large-scale Analytics Workbench project, I immediately thought how harmful it must be for the environment.  What is the point … READ MORE

Mona Patel June 4th, 2012

How Valuable is Facebook Data?

Facebook goes IPO this Friday. This milestone event has me thinking. With 900 million active users generating terabytes of data each day, how valuable is Facebook data? I do believe Facebook advertisers and application developer gain real value from Facebook data to in order to grow and stay … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 17th, 2012

There’s No Place Like Home

The data scientist community finally has a home. The Second Annual Data Science Summit takes place on May 23, creating the ultimate nesting ground for this small population of artful data enthusiasts.  Similar to last year’s First Annual Data Science Summit, the goal this year is to nurture … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 10th, 2012

How Modeling Can Save the Planet…

I got your attention, right? Actually, it’s ‘weather’ modeling that can save the planet. 3TIER is driving growth of clean energy projects by using terabytes of weather and climate data to build highly accurate predictive models to forecast renewable energy production. How is this possible? Watch the video. … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 8th, 2012

A Data Scientist Speaks

Yes, Data Scientists do speak. In fact, the Data Scientist I spoke with for this blog piece is articulate, business savvy, and well polished. The term ‘mad scientist’ still applies to Data Scientists, as they are addicted to the iterative process of using knowledge, assumptions, and intuition to … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 23rd, 2012

My Big Data Hero…Bill ‘Smart’Zo

During my first few days at EMC, I was eagerly waiting to meet that one person who could tell me something about Big Data that I already didn’t know. I kept hearing verbose, repetitive concepts like “Big Data is the about Volume, Velocity, and Variety” or “Big Data … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 4th, 2012

The Proof Is In the Big Data Pudding

As a Marketer, I turn to customers to validate my messaging and value proposition.  Big Data is an emerging technology so it is critical that I sell the truth and not the hype.  In other words, we hear how Big Data will solve world hunger, but the proof … READ MORE

Mona Patel March 26th, 2012

Introducing Greenplum’s Chorus

Silicon Valley breeds the next best million dollar idea. Many make millions by solving a simple problem or taking a very inefficient process and making it efficient. EMC Greenplum Chorus is the next best million dollar idea. In my 15 years of working with data to solve business … READ MORE

Mona Patel March 20th, 2012

Big Data: Classical or Jazz?

By Mona Patel, EMC “Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson.  There were some pretty cool Big Data analogies discussed at The O’Reilly Strata Conference 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.  One in particular was “Big Data: Classical or Jazz?” … READ MORE

Mona Patel March 14th, 2012
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