Infochimps joins the CSC troop


Today, I am finally able to talk about a really cool company, that we've been working with to bolster CSC "Big Data" Solutions in the marketplace.  One of the first valuable useful use-cases is to enable big-fast data clouds to be automagically built;  In effect, to build a data lake haystack "as a Service": "without a haystack, there is no needle to find"... And, to enable our customers to quickly…

An Awesome New Role


I've been invited to join an amazing executive team at CSC.  Mike Lawrie, the CEO and his team have asked me to lead the technologists at CSC toward three declared technical foci: Big Data, Cloud and Cyber-Security. Let me first say that I am incredibly thankful to EMC, an amazing leadership team and some massive talent.  During my 6 years I have seen massive innovation (from within), transformation (through execution),…

wwHadoop: Analytics without Borders


This week at EMC World 2012, the EMC technical community is launching a community program called World Wide Hadoop.  I am really excited to be a part of a collaboration across the EMC technical community that has been looking to extend the "borders" of our Big Data portfolio by building on the success of our Greenplum Hadoop distribution in offering the open source community the ability to federate their hBase…

Big Data and Healthcare: Corrolate, Root Cause, Operationalize & Disrupt


I have to say that it's been massively fun lately at EMC talking about the impact of Big Data Analytics on vertical markets. It has been fun learning from Chuck's experience / scars associated with advocating for disruptive change in the IT market. Recently, Chuck blogged about the emerging ACO's and potential disruption that information and cost/benefit aligned markets can provide to markets like healthcare. I commented on his blog,…

Big Data Exchanges: Of Shopping Malls and the Law of Gravity


Working for a Storage Systems company, we are constantly looking at both the technical as well as social/marketplace challenges to our business strategy. Leading to the coining of "Cloud Meets Big Data" from EMC last year, EMC has been looking at the trends that "should" tip the balances around real "Cloud Information Management" as opposed to "data management" which is really what dominates todays practice. There are a couple of…

Big Data Universe: “Too Big to Know”


I was surfing to WGBH on Saturday when I came across a lecture by with David Weinberger (surrounding his new book Too Big to Know). I was sucked in when he eluded to brick and mortar libraries as yesterdays public commons, and pointed to discontinuous and disconnected nature of books / paper. The epitaph may read something like this "book killed by hyperlink, the facts of the matter are whatever…