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By Jeremy Glesner Since the birth of Hadoop in 2005-06, the way we think about storing and processing information has evolved considerably. The term “Big Data” has become synonymous with this evolution. But still, many of our customers continue to ask, “What is Big Data?”, “What are its use cases?”, and “What is its business value?”. The Internet is overloaded with definitions, characteristics, and benefits; however, few discussions synthesize all three of these topics in one place. This paper answers these questions, and proposes a total cost calculation framework for CTOs and CIOs that are evaluating solutions for their organization’s use case(s). In the text below, I examine an on-premise Hadoop ecosystem as a general purpose Big Data solution in relation to alternative commercial purpose-built storage technologies (-e.g. Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft, E... (more)

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Capital Markets 6-7 Dec 2017

Taking place in New York, Newsweek’s second edition of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Capital Markets promises two days of exploration into cutting edge tools and processes being used in today’s data driven financial world. Following on from a successful event in March, where participants were provided with a clear view of what these […] ... (more)

INSA and AFCEA Fourth Annual Intel Summit 7-8 Sep: Registration now open!

Editor's note: We are proud to spread the word of this fantastic event coordinated by friends and associates at AFCEA and INSA. - bg Innovation is essential to the Intelligence Community's strategic advantage, a key theme of the Summit on September 6-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. AFCEA International and the […] ... (more)

Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit 26-26 Sep 2017

On September 26-27, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record, non attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit. The dialogue will focus on achieving and applying levels of […] ... (more)

Six Enterprise Megatrends to Watch in 2010

CTO Vision on Ulitzer Most enterprise technologists should see a continued payoff of the hard work in planning, architecture, documentation, development and configuration work that has been occurring over the last several years.  Enterprise technologists were building Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) long before SOA was over-hyped.  And most enterprise technologists I know were investigating constructs of scalable, elastic Cloud Computing capabilities long before that became the dominate theme in trade journals, conferences and tech blogging.  With all the hard work and progr... (more)