Technology Forecast: 2010 Issue 3

Technology Forecast
Making sense
of Big Data

2010, Issue 3

 

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Message from the editor
   
Tom Degarmo Making sense of Big Data
In this issue of the Technology Forecast, we review the techniques behind low-cost distributed computing that have led companies to explore more of their data in new ways.
   
Features
   
Tapping into the power of Big Data Tapping into the power of Big Data
Treating it differently from your core enterprise data is essential.
 
   
Smart digital assets Building a bridge to the rest of your data
How companies are using open-source cluster-computing techniques to analyze their data.
 
   
CIO can mean more than a transaction wizard Revising the CIO’s data playbook
Start by adopting a fresh mind-set, grooming the right talent, and piloting new tools to ride the next wave of innovation.
 
   

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Interviews
   
John Parkinson The data scalability challenge
John Parkinson of TransUnion describes the data handling issues more companies will face in three to five years.
   
Bud Albers Creating a cost-effective Big Data strategy
Disney’s Bud Albers, Scott Thompson, and Matt Estes outline an agile approach that leverages open-source and cloud technologies.
   
Amr Awadallah Hadoop’s foray into the enterprise
Cloudera’s Amr Awadallah discusses how and why diverse companies are trying this novel approach.
   
Mark Taylor New approaches to customer data analysis
Razorfish’s Mark Taylor and Ray Velez discuss how new techniques enable them to better analyze petabytes of Web data.