Sometimes, in the technology world, the hype wildly overstates the real power or impact of a new product or idea. But ironically, sometimes the hype does the opposite: it actually masks the real-world transformations that are being shaped by a powerful new concept in our industry. After all, nothing was … READ MORE
The explosion of unstructured data from mobile sensors, social networking, video surveillance and the like has created a need for talent in the organization that specializes in data analysis unlike ever before. This new breed of Data Scientist is an integral player in the new world of Big Data, as … READ MORE
Last month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, and leaders from leading technology firms, venture capital and research universities announced joint efforts to position the state as a hub for job creation in Data Science. It is a bet worth making.
As the Big Data phenomenon continues to grow, we’re seeing demand for trained and talented data scientists far exceeding the supply. In the past, there were individual specialists that handled pieces of what today we call data science, with three or four different people with different skill sets touching your … READ MORE
What’s the promise of Big Data? And the perils? How can it be used to drive growth? Improve efficiency? Create competitive advantage? How are effective data science teams built? These were just some of the burning Big Data questions addressed by the first briefing in the EMC Greenplum Data Science … READ MORE
Last month, EMC Greenplum hosted an event at the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley to address some key questions surrounding the big data debate. The panel of passionate, distinguished practitioners included Keith Collins, Gil Elbaz, Ping Li, Anand Rajaraman and myself. Michael Chui of the McKinsey Global Institute did a fantastic … READ MORE