My reactions on how Google Glass plays in the world of wearables, mobile, social, and maybe big data.
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 562 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2013 IT spending as well as their 2014 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.
ESG has again completed its annual IT Spending Intentions research survey of global IT decision makers, investigating IT initiatives and priorities, budget changes, staffing outlook, and cloud and big data trends. This research brief highlights key findings around business intelligence, analytics, databases, and big data, which will help paint a sharper picture of the current state of the industry and future directions.
This ESG Lab Spotlight documents hands-on testing of the Varonis Data Governance Suite with a focus on reducing risk, improving productivity, and lowering cost when managing continuously growing amounts of human-generated data within organizations.
Thinking about the intersection of big data and security in the enterprise, live from the RSA conference.
A semi-serious look at how social networking still fails to use social analytics to satisfy the user base.
A round up of impressions on the state of big data from the 2014 O'Reilly Strata conference in Santa Clara.
A continuation of the previous research-backed look at recent VC investments in the world of big data, and how that informs us about the market.
My guess is many of you don’t know this but some do – five years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. If you ask me what type – based on current medical definitions – I’m Type II. The way I think of it is: the type of diabetes doesn’t matter – what matters is I need to have an external source of Insulin to live – it is neither option, nor is it curable (yet). In some ways, it is no big deal really. We need air, water, food to survive as it is, and insulin is just another thing I need to take each day, right?
A research-backed look at recent investments in the Big Data, business intelligence, and analytics space, to see what that tells us about market.
Best practice advice on starting off the New Year to be more data-driven in business by improving your organization big data initiatives.
As big data continues to grow in volume and importance, many businesses are looking for the optimal building blocks on which to deploy a solution. There is no shortage of vendors keen to provide their tools, but not all have the same depth of functionality to meet both application needs and operational requirements. With its recent version 7 release, MarkLogic has developed a robust NoSQL database capable of satisfying enterprise customer expectations.
One of the more common challenges in realizing the benefits of advanced analytics is the relative scarcity of talent with the technical skills to manipulate the data. Business decision makers are not often experts in statistical analysis, and IT staff doesn’t always understand how to best frame the questions for the business. Alpine Data Lab’s web-based visual tool simplifies the process of configuring and running a host of common analytical functions from a wide range of sources, making it easier for more people to gain valuable insights from their data.
A short discussion of factors to consider in looking at an enterprise Hadoop distribution for your big data efforts, based on a conversation with Cloudera.
Last week was the standing room only Data Science Summit, brought to you by Venture Beat, and the message was clear: Big Data is here in force and the elite of the IT world are all over the opportunity. Few people have the perfect blend of business savvy, IT wizardry, and analytical expertise. So what’s an organization to do?
ESG Reference Research includes data-centric reports and briefs designed for market intelligence, marketing, product marketing/management, engineering, and corporate strategy professionals at IT vendor organizations. ESG’s Reference Research content is intended to assist in market segmentation, market sizing, product requirements analysis, and other business planning exercises, while also providing IT professionals a way to benchmark themselves against their peer organizations. This Reference Research brief focuses on the amount organizations spend on data protection technologies and processes in a typical year and includes analysis of this data by number of employees, vertical industry, annual revenue, number of production servers worldwide, and total volume of data stored on corporate servers and storage systems.
ESG is designing a survey on the world of big data, business intelligence, analytics, and related topics. We would welcome your input. What questions do you think we should be asking?
This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Hadapt Adaptive Analytical Platform for Big Data. The paper details how the Hadapt solution integrates into the Hadoop ecosystem and enables customers to analyze all their structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in a single flexible platform.
A light-hearted, introductory post to the new "Big Data, The Universe and Everything" blog by Nik Rouda, which will cover the topics of big data, including hadoop, business intelligence, analytics, visualization, and various other data management approaches.
Integration, analytics, services, identity, and "C-level" messages....