NSA Outrage. Are We Really That Unaware?

The minute we happily turn on our electronic devices, we voluntarily expose ourselves. Sure, we think our emails and transactions are encrypted and unreadable, our location services are turned off, and our Facebook settings do not allow unauthorized users to see our most private thoughts. But the truth … READ MORE

Mona Patel July 12th, 2013

Big Data No Longer Lost in Translation

Traditional BI makes it very difficult for people in the business who know the story behind the data to actually gain direct access to the data.  Instead, they submit data requirements to IT and when IT does finally deliver the data, it is typically only a subset or … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 15th, 2013

Dear BI Users: Your Hadoop SQL Wish Has Finally Come True

To accelerate the value of Big Data, many products have been developed to make data managed in Hadoop much easier to access and analyze through SQL.  First there was Hive, which provides a SQL query abstraction layer by converting SQL queries into MapReduce jobs.  More recently, Cloudera announced … READ MORE

Mona Patel February 25th, 2013

Chorus Brings Data Science Minds Together

The announcement of OpenChorus Project a few months ago provided a glimpse into the upcoming EMC Greenplum Chorus Release 2.2 release and its superb integrations to accelerate Big Data time to value. Chorus Release 2.2 provides a single platform whereby users now gain direct access to filtered and … READ MORE

Mona Patel February 21st, 2013

OpenChorus Project: The Dawn of The Data Science Movement

OpenChorus Project is the first real attempt to help companies succeed with Big Data. How? We all know that the barrier to success has been a lack of available data science talent and the tools needed to address Big Data analytic challenges. Open sourcing Greenplum Chorus is an … READ MORE

Mona Patel November 9th, 2012

The Key to Keeping Customers? Big Data

By integrating customer experience information and demonstrating how customer intelligence translates into value through improved customer experiences, companies can use Big Data and Big Data analytics to uncover truths they didn’t even know existed and optimize their business outcomes. I recently wrote an article for Fortune.com which focuses … READ MORE

Jim Bampos October 12th, 2012

Big Data Transforms Crash Test Dummies Into Virtual Beings

Before the world became digital, the automotive industry heavily relied on dummies, cadavers, animals and even human volunteers to perform crash testing. Thanks to the power of computing, these less reliable physical crash tests are being replaced with more humane and accurate methods such as virtual simulation. But … READ MORE

Mona Patel September 24th, 2012

Technology for Social Transformation

India, Egypt, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Africa, Algeria — We call them emerging economies and rapid growth markets and we get excited at their projected GDP growth rates. EMC, like most, dream of growing revenues there at a steep curve. However, when I look at the systemic problems that … READ MORE

Sarv Saravanan September 18th, 2012

The Human Face of Big Data: What’s Behind the Beauty?

The Human Face of Big Data provides a real story or ‘face’ to the abstract nature of data.  Big Data initially evolved as a technology buzzword focused on transforming IT for business advantage.  But now, we see Big Data also providing unprecedented value in areas such as Health … READ MORE

Mona Patel September 13th, 2012

Portfolio Approach to the Gold

Watching the Olympic games, I couldn’t help thinking about what it takes for a country to develop a team of athletes capable of winning gold medals in various arenas. When one athlete dominates a sport, that’s a sign of rare, world-class talent. But when multiple athletes from the … READ MORE

David Goulden August 27th, 2012

The Problem with 80/15/5

As I speak with CIOs, boards of directors, and others with responsibility for IT security and risk management, I hear agreement that a new model of cybersecurity is overdue.

Art Coviello August 21st, 2012
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