9 resources not to be Skeptic about Big Data

2 years ago I posted “16 papers and original articles on Big Data” It’s now time to review and extend my original list. “Big Data” reached its Peak in 2012, according to the Gartner and based on their Hype Cycle. This is what skeptics are saying:    “Correlation is as good as causation, if you have…

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The end of the Internet, data and the PC

The Big Data revolution will be more important than the PC or the Internet. While there were many interesting conversations last week at Strata, two new publications captured my attention: “The evolution of data products” by Mike Loukides describes our final destination as <Disappearing data>. A world where the use of computers is irrelevant, the…

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Big Data I: 16 Papers and original articles

  What are the most influential papers in the world of Big Data?  Let me suggest: http://bit.ly/BigData1 We face a data management problem: IDC 2010 Digital Unverse Study http://bit.ly/BigData2 First reference to “Big Data” I found on the web, on Nature 455 http://bit.ly/BigData3 In 2008, “Parallel programming in the Age of Big Data” described MapReduce…

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Getting ready for the third “Industrial Revolution”: Database 2010-2015

I searched the internet for “connect and forget”. Wonderbox.net offer is described as a “revolutionary computer server”… I think of wonderbox as a “computing appliance”, but Wikipedia limits the definition to storage and network only. The endpoints are better defined: The PC continues being the most productive device to create digital content while information appliances…

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Database automation and appliances

10 years ago IT professionals considered database technology “mature” and analysts were preparing to slide it into a commodity status… But on the Exabyte era, we depend on databases to run packaged applications, custom solutions, end customer data storage and the web itself. Managing hundreds of TBs continues a challenge to traditional software-only solutions Reference…

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The application platform for the “Unlimited information” era

“The information age is an idea that the current era will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely, and to have instant access to knowledge that would have been very difficult or impossible to find previously” Wikipedia. Computer miniaturization advances plus the internet reaching a critical mass is shaping the modern…

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The ‘addicted to data’ decade is still in its infancy

“Content is king” is the golden rule of the SEO. The semantic web is all about data.  Any web or traditional application has no value without data. Few people have discussed the future of Data, Pat Halland being one of the most prolific ones. Data is and will be everything: An internet scale document living…

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Is Microsoft “years behind” in cloud apps?

Microsoft is associated almost exclusively with Windows and Office. Unfortunately a lot more innovation areas are not well known… Is Microsoft losing the cloud apps? Let me share with you the perspective that I have as owner of the Microsoft Cloud initiative for Latin America: On March 4, 2010 Steve Ballmer announced that moving forward,…

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Opportunities in (I.T.) Chaos

I just finished reading “The next wave of technologies” by Phil Simon. A great read! It proposes a new Enterprise 2.0 – not related to earlier Web 2.0 related definitions: IT organizations will adopt several new technologies. Cloud computing. No need to provide more details on this one, benefits outweigh problems. PCs took over 10…

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The Web 3.0 has finally arrived… It’s The Cloud

The 2008 trending topic everyone was talking about was the Web 2.0. On October 23 that same year, Amazon EC2 dropped the Beta label and the story accelerated: Less than 4 months after commercial availability of elastic computing there were over 22 definitions for Cloud computing. Today, there is still no common understanding for the…

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