Harish Kotadia

Google Flu Trends: Importance of Veracity, the 4th “V” in Big Data

A lot has been written recently criticizing Goolge’s Flu Trends – a flu tracker service that predicts flu activity based on specific search terms...

Big Data and Analytics: What to expect in 2014

Last year was a great one for technology professionals, consultants and practitioners working in the area of Big Data and Analytics. And 2014 promises...

From Data to Information to Insights: Changing Role of #CIO

There was a time not too long ago (late 1970s to be precise) when companies use to have Electronic Data Processing department and EDP...

Big Data in Retail Industry

Here's a great data visualization on Big Data in retail industry. Also, a FT video on the subject: Source: Monetate Marketing Infographics Source: http://video.ft.com/v/2172704889001/Big-data-bring-attention-to-retail

Where The Big Data Jobs Are and How Much They Pay

I am often asked the question, especially by those aspiring for a career in Big Data, as to how to find a suitable job...

Key Big Data Terms You Should Know

Given below is a listing of key Big Data terms that you should know and a very brief explanation of what it is in...

Master Data Management (MDM): Key to Big Data Success

With the hype surrounding Big Data and current focus on tools and technology such as Hadoop, it is easy to forget that success of...

Why Big Data when used with Predictive Analytics is a Force Multiplier

Force Multiplier, a noun, means something that increases effect of the force. In military usage, force multiplication refers to "an attribute or a combination...

Infographic: Big Data and Predictive Analytics

I published a blog post titled Big Data and Rise of Predictive Analytics a couple of days back in which I highlighted that "I...

Big Data and Rise of Predictive Analytics

Back in mid 1990s, when I was a Ph.D. student, one of the professors asked me what my career goal was and I...

Organizational Challenge: Where to Start in Big Data?

Have ever wondered what is a good starting point for an organization as it embarks upon its Big Data voyage? If yes, here's a...

5 Ways Big Data Are Fundamentally Changing Information Systems

A lot has been said and written lately about whether Big Data revolution is for real or it is one more hype that will...

What Are Big Data, Hadoop and HDFS: 3 Must Watch YouTube Videos

I received great response to one of my previous post titled 5 Must Watch YouTube Videos on Big Data and many of you reached...

Big Data: Where the Opportunities Are!

I am often asked the question as to which industries offer the best potential for application of a Big Data solution and I have...

5 Must Watch YouTube Videos on Big Data

Here's a compilation of my five favorite YouTube videos on the topic of Big Data. Please note that they are in random/no particular order....

Big Data Ecosystem

Here's a very good chart of big data eco-system prepared by Matt Turck and Shivon Zilis (see this link for more). Like the way...

Data Rich, but Information Poor: Problem or Opportunity?

It is not uncommon to hear the phrase "Data Rich, but Information Poor" in the context of enterprise information systems. This is especially true...

Big Data: Are You Ready for Multimedia Information Systems?

If you take a look at Enterprise Information Systems that are currently in use, you will notice that they are very restrictive in nature...

4 Excellent Big Data Case Studies

In response to my previous post titled Big Data: The Coming Sensor Data Driven Productivity Revolution, some one asked me if I had few...

Big Data: The Coming Sensor Data Driven Productivity Revolution

When it comes to Big Data, we often think of user (human) generated social media data. But sensor (machine) generated data is a much...

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