Getting Into Big Data as a Consultant

I’m often asked how someone who is a consultant how they can get into Big Data. This is an important subject because it will define your success as consultant in the field. More importantly, it will define how successful your customers will be. Learning If Big Data is...

What Is Big Data?

You’re starting to learn about Big Data or you’re wanting to learn more about Big Data. You start of by googling “what is Big Data?” You get an answer that doesn’t quite makes sense. The site talks about 3 Vs or sometimes they’re 4 Vs or even 5 Vs. These 3 Vs are...

On Cheating with Big Data

To achieve the scales of Big Data, you have to cheat in some way. Sometimes people call these tradeoffs. In Big Data, I prefer to call them cheats. A tradeoff makes it sound like a small thing, but the reality is that Big Data tradeoffs can make a use case possible or...