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Cyber Security and the Art of Data Analytics

Friday June 10th, 2016

Who remembers the 1983 movie starring Matthew Broderick titled “War Games”? This was one of the first movies that piqued my interest in computer security. In those days it was the use of acoustic couplers to dial a remote computer and we could actually communicate with a remote pc which was fascinating for me. Before… Read More »

Drowning in the Data Lake

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

IT people always try to use soothing names for complex propositions (don’t we all love the fluffy Cloud, being Service-Oriented [I sometimes wish that the restaurant sector would adopt this] or promising our customers that we are, above all, Agile?). The new buzzword is the data lake, which immediately brings to mind visions of calm… Read More »

So You Want to Be a Data Scientist?

Tuesday August 26th, 2014

So, you want to be a data scientist? Congratulations!  You have made the right decision.  You have just chosen a career that will present you with diverse challenges, an interesting life and one that will be in high demand in the short and medium-term future. The other good news is that if you possess certain… Read More »

Your Data Warehouse on Hadoop

Monday May 26th, 2014

Following my blog series on “Big Data is Not Hadoop” several people asked whether Hadoop will replace the Data Warehouse enterprise environment. For those of you who prefer short answers:  my answer is an emphatic NO.  But do read on… To understand why, let’s first look at the reasons for having a Data Warehouse: It’s… Read More »

Big Data is not Hadoop – Part 1

Tuesday March 11th, 2014

Part 1 – History of Data Management Let’s plot the advance of Data Management through the years; the axes (plural of axis; not my fault) will be Volume (self explanatory, but think logarithmic scale) and Intricacy, which encapsulates complexity, variability, velocity, veracity and any other V-word vendors seem to be throwing at it…   The… Read More »