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You Are What You Analyze - Selecting a Chief Analytics Officer

The simplistic model of an enterprise was that of collection of business processes. Those that executed processes efficiently with the fewest people did better than those that did not. The IT industry dutifully delivered to this metric by...

Big Data Performance Anxiety and Data Grids

In Memory Data Grid (IMGD) is a data structure that is being increasingly cited as a solution to the problem of scaling big data applications. Unlike in-memory applications, IMGDs distribute only the data across RAM over multiple servers.  With...

Blessed are the Mid-Markets, for they shall Scale Big Data

In a parody of Start Trek, Silicon Valley technology companies describe their business goal as “Scale, the final frontier…”.  Mid-market companies, defined as those having 100-2500 employees,may indeed provide an opportunity to emerging...