Defining Hadoop with a straight face


Unlike datalake, I don’t think of Hadoop as a buzzword at all. It is a real thing – a real project you can touch and feel. Also, I love elephants (The one in the picture is an eighty year old Guruvayoor Padmanabhan, owned by a famous temple in Kerala)  – which might explain why IContinue reading “Defining Hadoop with a straight face”

Big data opportunities and challenges are getting a bit clearer


From time to time, I take a few days off work to reflect on things I don’t get to think about in “regulation time” . Its a bit of spring cleaning of my mind. I am in the middle of one such break today. Other than sleeping a lot, and recovering from India’s loss toContinue reading “Big data opportunities and challenges are getting a bit clearer”

Are you ready for big data getting bigger and faster and never getting deleted ?


It is a rather scary thought, even for a guy like me who loves playing with data for fun over the weekend, after pretty much doing the same at work during the week 🙂 The quantity of data that gets generated today is huge, and it is getting created faster than you can think about it.Continue reading “Are you ready for big data getting bigger and faster and never getting deleted ?”

Big Data : Switching Between Top Dog And Fire Hydrant


Most of you know I am a huge fan of big data. In my mind – this is the new top dog in enterprise software world. Companies can leap into a totally new world of insights and in all probability will revolutionize how business world makes use of information. I have not met a customerContinue reading “Big Data : Switching Between Top Dog And Fire Hydrant”

Big Data Solutions – Do Questions Matter ?


I have Ray Wang to thank for this post. Off late, I have a serious problem of writers block. I just cant find a topic interesting enough to write about, and consequently have become a ratherirregular blogger – at least compared to last year. Any way – back to the topic of this post. RayContinue reading “Big Data Solutions – Do Questions Matter ?”

Strategy Based On Data – Will What Worked For The Campaign Work For Governance Too?


So President Obama won a second term. Congratulations to POTUS and all my friends who supported him.  And I do feel bad for several friends who genuinely feel bad that Romney did not win . I didn’t think either candidate had it in them to help this country prosper.  The ideal candidate in my mindContinue reading “Strategy Based On Data – Will What Worked For The Campaign Work For Governance Too?”

Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will”


Big data is the talk of the town in social media, and has picked up some interest amongst customers too.I had a series of big data conversations this week with customers, colleagues and friends and thought I will share some here. As always – these are just my personal ramblings, not my employer’s views. InContinue reading “Big data – because it “can” deliver you huge value doesn’t mean it “will””