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Why You’re Hearing More About “Fast” and Less About “Big”

Justin Langseth

In this special guest feature, Justin Langseth of Zoomdata gives his thoughts about three important technology trends driving the “Fast Data” conversation.

What Does a Data Scientist Do That a Traditional Data Analytics Team Can’t?

Kumaran Ponnambalam

In this special guest feature, Kumaran Ponnambalam of Transera provides his views on the distinction between traditional data analysts and the newer designation of data scientist.

Big Data, Big Challenges: Top Four Frustrating the C-Suite


In this special guest feature, Sheldon Smith of XO Communications describes the challenges that many businesses face when it comes to big data, in particular the top four challenges frustrating the C-suite.

How the IoT Will Impact Enterprise IT Operations


In this special guest feature, Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies discuses how the Internet of Things (IoT) will forever change the IT industry and what to prepare for.

When Good Data Goes Bad


In this special guest feature, Gary Oliver, CEO of Blazent discuses the importance of data purity and cleansing and how “bad” or un-cleansed data can lead to misinformed business decisions, impacting the bottom line.

The State of Hadoop: What’s Next?

Stefan Groschupf

In this special guest feature, Stefan Groschupf CEO of Datameer reflects on the how the Hadoop industry has evolved in the last few years with an eye toward promises and pitfalls.

Pour Some Schema On Me: The Secret Behind Every Enterprise Information Lake

Murthy Mathiprakasam

In this special guest feature, Murthy Mathiprakasam of Informatica discusses the rise of the Data Lake and what it means to the continued evolution of Big Data. Murthy Mathiprakasam is a Principal Product Marketing Manager for Informatica’s Big Data products.

Building for the Internet of Things: 3 Things the Data Industry Must Do


In this special guest feature, Yaniv Mor of Xplenty talks about the upward trajectory of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and examines the distinct opportunities as well as pitfalls present in this new space.

ETL: The Silent Killer of Big Data Projects

Monte Zweben_SpliceMachine

In this special guest feature, Monte Zweben co-founder and CEO of Splice Machine outlines how traditional ETL processes are bursting at the seams with the volume of Big Data and ways to streamline the ETL pipeline.

The Big Data Revolution: All about Big Data, Why and How it’s Relevant for Your Business in 2015


In this special guest feature, Jenny Richards, content marketer at, provides a high-level view of the big data industry and gives a few predictions for 2015.