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Getting big data right

The evolution of big data, data science and analytics was on full display at this year’s Strata Data Conference with one overarching message: We need to get big data right.

The gathered crowd looked on with amazement and let out an audible gasp. The volunteer thought he had stumped the magician with his chosen number, 83. The magician had written 16 numbers in a four by four matrix — and 83 was nowhere in the mix.

But then the magician broke into a wide grin.

“Check this out. If you add up all the numbers across each row, they add up to 83. The numbers in each column? That’s right, 83. In fact, every combination adds up to your number. Amazing, right? It’s just like what happens when you get data right — it’s like magic!”

The magician was pitching for Diwo, a new cognitive decision-making platform, at their booth at the Strata Data Conference held last week in New York. It was a fun way to introduce their new solution — and, perhaps unwittingly, it was also allegorical to the evolution of the big data market.

While we have been talking about big data, data science and analytics for quite some time, there is an evolution of the market that was on full display at this year’s event. It could be seen in the several interwoven themes that permeated both the keynote stage and the exhibit floor. The overarching message: It’s time to get big data right.

These themes all touched on the same broad idea that it is time to move beyond the exploration stage and apply big data, data science and analytics in real life and at scale so that the power of data can transform business models and the customer experience — and perhaps make it all feel a bit like magic.

Read the entire article at https://www.cio.com/article/3229847/analytics/getting-big-data-right.html.

Disclosure: MapR is a former Intellyx customer. None of the other organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. The Strata Data Conference provided me a free pass for this event, a standard industry practice.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.