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Bill McColl

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A new "realtime commerce" revolution is underway that will be as profound a shift for the business world as the eCommerce revolution of the 1990s. Big data tools are essential, but they need to be realtime, and aimed at ordinary business users. Over the next few years, the "realtime ...
Unlike traditional analytics tools like SQL and Hadoop, these new office platforms will be highly interactive and realtime, and will be for everyone - business users, data scientists, app developers, individuals. Anyone, or any organization, that needs a simpler way to handle today’s e...
Making big data analytics available to everyone in an organisation means that it has to be much simpler than traditional data analytics solutions such as databases, data warehouses and Hadoop clusters. It needs to be consumerized! We need a new generation of data analytics solutions th...
Over the past few years, Hadoop has become something of a poster child for the NoSQL movement. Whether it's interpreted as "No SQL" or "Not Only SQL", the message has been clear, if you have big data challenges, then your programming tool of choice should be Hadoop. Sure, continue to u...
Architectures such as MapReduce and Hadoop are good for batch processing of big data, but bad for realtime processing. Big data is creating a massive disruption for the IT industry. Faced with exponentially growing data volumes in every area of business and the web, companies around t...
In an interesting article today, Matt Asay argues that Amazon may soon surprisingly emerge as a leading player in the enterprise software industry, and not just as a low-end cloud hardware provider. Stephen O'Grady of Redmonk also wrote on this theme, with his article on the rise of A...
Data is growing exponentially everywhere - in business, web, finance, government, science, and in the world of sensors and smart grids. Speaking earlier this week at OSBC, Tim O'Reilly said "The future will be all about who has most data, and who is able to extract meaning from it ...
At the recent Hadoop World conference, Doug Cutting, Hadoop Project Founder, remarked that "The Dream" was to provide non-programmers with the power of parallel cloud computing tools such as MapReduce and Hadoop, via simple, easy-to-use spreadsheet-like interfaces. Not only can you dev...