Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, Big Data: Beyond the 'Bigness' & the Technology. We explored moving beyond the "bigness" and technology hype of the typical Big Data conversation to how businesses need to respond to the explosion of new, disparate and dynamic data sources as social, mobile and cloud influences shift customer interaction to the edge of the enterprise.
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and the concept of “Big Data” - collecting and analyzing large data sets—needs no introduction. It’s the buzzword of 2012 where IT is concerned.
There's been a focus on the business side of Big Data, which of course is a critical component of the discussion. Big Data is most certainly the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity (McKinsey Global Institute, 2011).
However, a quick Google search, a track of #bigdata in your Twitter feed, or 5 minutes in a conversation with folks about "Big Data" will show you how...
In the last post after our Webinar Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from your API, I talked about what it means to get 360 degrees of visibility from your API. This time, I'll talk about using that 360 view to get deep insights.
Thanks to all who participated in the Webinar: Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from your API. In the last post, I talked about what we mean by visibilty at the edge of your business and the concept of 360 degrees of visibility. This time, I'll talk about the data that gets you the 360 degree view.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webinar: Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from your API. As promised on the Webinar, we'll write out some of the Q&A we got into in the live session. We'll start with what we mean by visibility at the edge and why we think it's important.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's strategy webinar: Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from your API. Thanks to our speakers @jhingran and @brianpagano. Here are the slides and video. Also, check out our follow-up posts this week in which our speakers further explore the topics of this Webinar hour.
In my recent Data Analytics & APIs post, I talked about analytics as a peer to your API, and using analytics to gain insights to drive success of your API strategy. An API strategy quickly gets an enterprise to a place where they have big data sets. As defined by Wikipedia, "Big Data consists of datasets that grow so large that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools." No question that Big Data comes with big opportunity for valuable insights but also with challenges and questions about data storage, how to effectively manage the growth of data sets, methods for understanding data analytics and gleaning the most valuable insights from it.