Nitish Vashishtha

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Building the Internet of Things: A How-To Book on IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become one of the most talked-about technology trends over the past few years. Yet many customers remain confused. Line-of-business managers don’t really care that much about the technology behind billions of connections. They care about business outcomes. They …

Internet of Things

MongoDB co-creator explains why ‘NoSQL’ came to be, and why open source mastery is an elusive goal

<i>In 2007, Eliot Horowitz and Dwight Merriman invented</i> <i>MongoDB</i> <i>as a database designed for the types of applications they wanted to build. Today, MongoDB</i> …

Pig vs Hive vs SQL – Difference between the Big Data Tools

Hadoop is the hot new technology and SQL is the old, tried and tested tool for diving deep into big data, for analysis. This is true, but the number …

Top 10 Skills in Data Science

The practice of data science requires skills that fall into three general areas: business acumen, computer technology/programming and …

Machine Learning in Monitoring is BS

Much has been made of the impact of big data and machine learning techniques on a wide variety of businesses. Indeed, amazing things are being …

Machine Learning

16 case studies of companies proving ROI of Big Data

Big Data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, …

Product Management & Analytics: what metrics should you be measuring?

Product organizations increasingly talk about how data is at the heart of their decision making process. But, what does that mean? More specifically, …

Marketing

McKinsey Buys Formula One Data Analytics Firm QuantumBlack

Consulting Powerhouse McKinsey has purchased QuantumBlack, a consulting firm that helps crunch the petabytes of data behind Formula One racing and …

Why Apache Spark is the Heir to MapReduce in the Hadoop Ecosystem

Learn why Apache Spark is replacing MapReduce as the defailt general data processing engine for Hadoop ecosystem components

How Apache Kafka is greasing the wheels for big data

Analytics is often described as one of the biggest challenges associated with big data, but even before that step can happen, data has to be ingested …

Big Data

Big Data: Where are we headed?

Big data is currently on the fast track. The rapid ongoing developments are not showing any signs of slowing down in 2015, as seen by the following …

Creating big data pipelines using Azure Data Lake and Azure Data Factory

This week, Microsoft announced the public preview of a new and expanded Azure Data Lake making big data processing and analytics simpler and more …

Management Fads at Odds with Big Data

As the diversity and quantity of data at our fingertips explode, organizations have the opportunity to leverage these big data to run their organizations better. Finally, we have the data we need to drive evidence-based management decisions – at least in theory.<p>However, all the big data in the …

38 Seminal Articles Every Data Scientist Should Read

How to get the most from big data

Organizations need specialists, or “translators,” who can analyze, distill, and clearly communicate information of the greatest potential</b> …

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Data Visualization

Big data and the delayed flight

This is the time of the year when a few long-held beliefs of childhood get exposed (wink wink) and now today comes another: the pilot of your delayed …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

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Hortonworks, Big Data, and Big Money

So the Hadoop market has finally had its first IPO. Hortonworks’ successful $100 million IPO reflects pent-up demand for those outside the Silicon …

Cisco, GE bet big(ger) on big data

Cisco is embarking on a new mission to sell analytics services using information gleaned from devices connected to its networking …

Big data: It’s all about business value

big data Business processes Insights Research<p>Big data once again remains an important topic this year across virtually all industries; perhaps only …

Poll: SDN, NFV Make Analytics Critical to OSS

The move to SDN and NFV will only increase the need for advanced data analytics, especially in the OSS layer for service assurance, service …

IoT Analytics Still Uncharted Territory

Wireless operators are gung ho about the potential for machine-to-machine communications, but they have yet to make progress with an analytical …

Harnessing Big Data Analytics

The last few years have seen explosive growth and innovation in the cable, telco and satellite services industry, with service providers racing to …