Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start with the applications

10 Big Data Trends From the GigaOM Structure Data Conference (eweek) Good observations having broad applicability in understanding how the recipe for organizational success is being rewritten. Read the whole thing.

Money quote:
While big data might be getting ahead of itself in enterprise promises, it is real in bringing new capabilities to business. You need to think about the skills you have in your company and developing the data skills to adapt to this new model. Open source, which often has a bit of a fringe reputation in the enterprise, will be part of your technology future. Established vendors are going to promise they can give you all the capabilities of the startups with added stability, but I haven't seen any evidence so far. Think about your applications from the outside in, instead of inside out.
The application, not the technology, is everything.