Two articles caught my attention today – and not surprisingly both had to do with Big Data and Cloud Computing.
Microsoft’s, Google’s big data plans give IT an edge – an interesting take on Google vs. Microsoft with good details on both. Note the recent stat from Gartner in the intro: “By 2015, companies that have adopted big data and extreme information management will begin to outperform unprepared competitors by 20% in every available financial metric.”
Sounds like Information Management has gone Extreme. Very exciting!
The other article comes from Loraine Lawson, who recently interviewed the always quotable James Markarian from Informatica: Big Data Platform Should Support Data Exploration. He outlines five key requirememts for a Big Data Integration Platform:
- Integration from a variety (there’s that word again!) of sources, from mainframes to messaging systems.
- Data quality and data governance.
- Text analytics and sentiment analysis.
- Support for R.
- A new attitude about analysis and design schemas.
Here’s another interview with James, if you want more on the Big Data Integration topic:
- Informatica Adds Support for ‘big Data,’ Hadoop (pcworld.com)
- Why Big Data Is Such a Big Deal (fool.com)
- Solving big data for big business (gigaom.com)
- Big Data: Informatica Tackles The High-Velocity Problem (informationweek.com)