Topic: Big Data and Analytics


Sapphire Sneak Peek: Get Data in Line with SAP HANA

The universe of business-critical information is massive…and it’s only getting bigger. In fact, data today is growing faster than ever before. Some estimate we’re quickly approaching a time when two megabytes of new information will be created every second – … Read more…


Sapphire Sneak Peek: Simplifying Management, Ensuring Resiliency, Driving Innovation

At the foundation of business success is data. Some reports indicate as much as 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is produced each and every day. It’s how companies leverage this information that determines success.


Data Lakes and Master Data Management

Master Data Management (MDM) is the dental floss of the IT world. It’s the responsible, grown up thing that you know is good for you even if it hurts sometimes.  MDM refers to a combination of processes and technologies that … Read more…


Data Lakes: Big Data Governance

In my previous blogs, I have discussed the advantages of data lakes and reservoirs. A data lake is an invaluable concept which not only provides a great deal of flexibility, but it can also lower costs in most business analytics … Read more…


Ask the Architect Evangelist: 5 Predictions for the Future of Big Data in the Cloud

5 Predictions for the Future of Big Data in the Cloud It’s always risky to make predictions about the future of information technology. You can either come off as wildly optimistic or frighteningly stuck in your ways. You’re betting that … Read more…

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Watch Your Step! Avoiding the Pitfalls of Dark Data

No one likes to be kept in the dark. Every successful corporate strategy is built upon comprehensive data analysis. By capturing all the facts – and later analyzing and categorizing these points – executives can make the best informed decisions. … Read more…


ThinkGig Readers Weigh In: In Data We Trust

Noted American engineer and Professor W. Edwards Deming one said: “In God we trust…All others must bring data”. Never before has this statement been more accurate – especially as global industries enter an unprecedented “Digital Transformation”, all based on the … Read more…


Ask the Architect Evangelist: Use Cases for Big Data in the Cloud

People ask me, “Hey, why should I use the cloud to predict market direction or analyze customer churn? I’m already doing it on-premises. What’s so special about the cloud?” In that narrow context, they may be right. If you’re simply … Read more…