Tag: Big Data technology

Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

One of the most important steps for creating data visualizations is selecting which aspects, features or dimensions of the data to present—in other words, letting the data dictate the visualization. Unlike school assignments, data scientists and professionals rarely receive project that provides the same clear guidance they received as children. There is no longer a … Continue reading Data visualization playbook: Determining the right level of detail

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Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Big data is all about Velocity, Variety and Volume, and the greatest of these is Variety. At least it causes the greatest misunderstanding. Variety, in this context, alludes to the wide variety of data sources and formats that may contain insights to help organizations to make better decisions. Everything from our existing database records of … Continue reading Big Data: The Data Variety Discussion

Building a big data center of excellence

Building a big data center of excellence

In today’s business world big data can be a vital competitive differentiator for organizations. Traditionally, businesses needed to limit the scope of the data that they could use to make the critical decisions for driving successful business outcomes. Big data solutions have eased many of those limitations, so organizations can look at far more data … Continue reading Building a big data center of excellence

Big Data at NASA

Big Data at NASA

Data already is the new currency and is at the heart of everything digital. I like to repeat the adage, “Data becomes Information, becomes Knowledge, becomes Wisdom”. And “It’s all about the data”. So why do we send up probes, sensors or satellites — for the data? I’d like to touch upon some mission critical … Continue reading Big Data at NASA