Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest big data news and analysis.

Big Data for Big Careers – P&G Quads Down on Analytics Expertise

By Dan Olds of Gabriel Consulting Procter & Gamble is going to quadruple the company’s staff of business analytics experts in the near future. This is despite the fact that the company is reducing spending in other categories, including significant non-manufacturing layoffs and a hefty 30% cut (equaling $1 billion) in annual IT spending. So […]

Labor: The Big Data Bottleneck

Paul Sonderegger from Oracle Endeca writes that the biggest bottleneck in making Big Data productive is labor. In a big data world, data modeling, integration, and performance tuning are governors of data use because they rely on relatively slow manual processes done by relatively expensive specialists. In an ironic twist, the substitution of computing capital […]