Why Real-time is the Future

One of the benefits of teaching and consulting is the sheer number of organizations, teams, and people I get to work with. Since I deal with so many different groups, I can see patterns emerge much faster than others. One pattern I saw early on was real-time Big Data....

What Are Batch and Real-time Big Data?

The move from batch to real-time Big Data represents change. It will entail using brand new technologies and concepts that you haven’t dealt with before. Batch Big Data Let’s start off by defining batch Big Data. For batch, all data must be there when the processing...

Should You Even Do Big Data?

There’s an elephant in the room with Big Data. If an organization tries to half-ass their way through a Big Data project, they’re going to fail (usually a 5-10% odds of success). Given this really low success rate, should you even do Big Data? When I worked at a Big...