The tinsel is hung, Cyber Monday has come and gone, and hopefully you’ve decided whom to lure under the mistletoe. Instead of sneaking a peek at the gifts your loving family has invested in (yeah, maybe another tie, stick with us), let’s take a look at what’s up for 2016 in the world of Big Data, Hadoop, cloud storage, and other tech trends. Continue Reading
While OpenStack has gained popularity over the years with small- to mid-sized businesses, it has been slow to catch on at the enterprise level. Most OpenStack users leverage it as an onsite private cloud, while others use OpenStack for hosted private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, and community clouds (in that order of popularity). Enterprises, however, have not taken up OpenStack even as cloud computing soared in popularity during 2013, 2014, and into this year. But as of 2014, things began to change. Enterprises are slowly, yet surely, taking on OpenStack. Does OpenStack actually have a future in big business? Continue Reading
Are you getting inconsistent or confusing results from your big data analysis? There are several common mistakes that lead to inaccuracies. The good news is, all of these problems are relatively easy to fix (once you know what to look for), so that you can get your efforts back underway with greater success. Continue Reading
Are you preparing to conduct benchmark testing on your big data operations? This testing is essential to determine whether your efforts and changes are moving in the right direction or the wrong direction. But your testing, if not done properly, can lead you even further off the path. Here is how to conduct a big data benchmarking test that will give you accurate, true results so you will know where to head from here. Continue Reading
“It has been proven comprehensively that data-driven decisions will beat instinct-driven decisions,” notes Ajay Ohri of DecisionStats. Ajay was kind enough to answer our questions on his work and the importance of big data. He also shared some insights on success.
I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (DCE 2001). I then did my MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML 2003). Both these institutes are generally considered in the top ten institutes of their type in India – a sort of Indian Ivy League – with the added difference that there are about 10 times as many applicants because of India’s huge educated English-speaking population. Continue Reading