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…

Fallacies of Enterprise Information Management (part deux)…


With some hearty comments from Tom Maguire, I've been forced to adjust some of these fallacies: 1. Data quality is perfect - data is correct, complete and coherent across all enterprise contexts - People will remediate bad data - if inaccuracies are found (contrary to the axiom above) users will willingly and proactively make changes, and all users will agree with those changes 2. Relationships are Known - The linkages…