How Schema On Read vs. Schema On Write Started It All

Article originally appeared as Schema On Read vs. Schema On Write Explained. What’s the difference between Schema on read vs. Schema on write? How did Schema on read shift the way data is stored? Since the inception of Relational Databases in the 70’s, schema on write has be the defacto … READ MORE

Thomas Henson August 21st, 2017

Architecture Changes in a Bound vs. Unbound Data World

Originally posted as Bound vs. Unbound Data in Real Time Analytics. Breaking The World of Processing Streaming and Real-Time analytics are pushing the boundaries of our analytic architecture patterns. In the big data community we now break down analytics processing into batch or streaming. If you glance at the top … READ MORE

Thomas Henson August 14th, 2017

Revealing the secret to speed and flexibility for data analytics

Most companies recognize that they have opportunities through data analytics to raise productivity, improve decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the majority of initiatives fail to move beyond the experimental stage, or analytic insights are not operationalized back into the business as intended. The causes range from inaccessibility to siloed … READ MORE

William Geller March 27th, 2017

Warning! Smart Big Data Analytics People in the Room

Recently, I attended the Society of Petroleum Engineers Forum event on Big Data Analytics in Dubai, UAE. Forum events are industry led and have no sponsorship, they bring together 50 thought leaders from vendors, oilfield service companies and oil companies to look at the challenges and opportunities related to a particular … READ MORE

David Holmes May 5th, 2016

Can Kids Give Us A Lesson Or Two On Big Data Analytics?

Math scores across US grade schools have dropped this year according to newly published NAEP 2015 test scores. According to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) Education Coalition, U.S. 15 year olds ranked 21st in science test scores among 34 developed nations. These are dismal stats that have many … READ MORE

Mona Patel December 7th, 2015

Inspiring New Approaches To Customer Satisfaction With A Data Lake

EMC didn’t grow to be a $25 billion global technology leader without a keen focus on customer satisfaction. In fact, EMC has dedicated a program called Total Customer Experience (TCE) to drive continuous innovation in enhancing customer experience.  For example, one strategy has been for our customer service organization to conduct surveys … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 5th, 2015

What Are The Real Effects Of Climate Change?

Contributing to social good is now literally at everyone’s fingertips. That is why EMC and Earthwatch Institute have teamed up to encourage citizens to become data collectors, or citizen scientists. Through the collection of more data sources, data scientists can better uncover how climate change is affecting plants and animals … READ MORE

Mona Patel July 9th, 2015

Hadoop Summit 2015 Reflections

Before the ink has even really dried on Hadoop Summit15 in San Jose I am sitting down in a rare moment of peace to write out some reflections from my experience and what I have seen from the sessions, keynotes, partners, and users here at the show. Hadoop Gets Real … READ MORE

Chris Harrold July 2nd, 2015

Is It All About The Data Scientist?

The answer is no. It is a holistic, team effort that involves expanding the mind and skill set of executives, business users, IT implementers, data scientists, and application developers to all work collectively to define a strategy and derive newer insight from big data. And that is why EMC is … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 19th, 2015

When Big Data Becomes More Valuable Than Your Products/Services

A recent global study across 1000 executives conducted by EMC and Capgemini reports the following: “64% of respondents said that big data is changing traditional business boundaries and enabling non-traditional providers to move into their industry, and over half (53%) expect to face increased competition from start-ups enabled by data.” … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 23rd, 2015

Big Data Game Changer: Federation Business Data Lake

Today, the world thrives on data.  Analytics can build competitive advantage, accelerate revenue growth, and even create entirely new industries. But it’s one thing to generate and store a lot of data; it’s another thing altogether to turn it into the kind of actionable insight that can change the game … READ MORE

Josh Kahn March 23rd, 2015
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