Big Data Focused on Speed

A post today on ITBusiness.ca talks about the need for handling big data, and describes some of the efforts by the big name “big data” players, such as SAS, EMC Greenplum, and Accenture.  According to the post, 72 percent of companies polled by the Accenture SAS Analytics Group say they will be spending more on business analytics in 2012.

There’s a big push to make analytics real-time, going from hours of runtime to merely minutes, and the big data technologies that are being created support this push.  The next step will be the intelligent analysis of all this data, not merely crude analysis done really fast.  As the questions we try to answer become harder, we’ll need a real engineering discipline in developing the right analytics, not merely making the current analytics faster…

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I currently serve as Vice President of Decision Science at CenturyLink. I've previously served as a leader in the Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics (ARCA) practice at PwC and as Director of Data Science & Analytics Engineering at Areté Associates. I've served the public as Chair of the Thousand Oaks, CA Planning Commission. I have been married to my wife Stephanie since 1993, and we have a wonderful daughter Monroe. Learn more about me »

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