Big Data

Has Spark Become a Five Alarm Fire?

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:44+00:00 January 26, 2016|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

There are new technologies popping up daily in the world of Big Data. It’s impossible to keep up with them all and it’s even more challenging to predict the winners and losers. However, an influential player in 2015 was Apache Spark, which is fast and general engine for large-scale data processing. Interest in this open [...]

Is Hadoop Worth the Hype?

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00 October 21, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Hadoop is all the rage right now. In my 20 years in IT, I have never seen so many people enamoured with something that most of them don’t understand. I equate it to a situation where there is a line full of people waiting for a free give-away. Countless others will join the line without [...]

Big Data Diamonds – Sustainability and Growth

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00 July 24, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Now that we’ve discussed the full lifecycle for implementing data analytics capabilities and deriving insight, how does one sustain it going forward? In the past we participated in data warehousing or data analytics projects that were seemingly successful and received positive reviews when completed. However, when we touched base with the team a year later [...]

Can IT Survive the Citizen Analytics Revolution?

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00 July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

The Revolution At the end of 2007 classic, Competing on Analytics, Tom Davenport predicted the rise of “analytical amateurs,” where the enterprise extends its frontline data analytics capabilities across the organization in its effort to become a data-driven enterprise. That transformation would be done largely without assistance from traditional information technology department capabilities and processes. [...]

FIA Meet the Disruptors – Financial Services Trends

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:51+00:00 July 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Financial services has seen a great deal of disruption over the past 20 years with the shift from floor-based to electronic trading, serving as an obvious example. Of late, other industries, such as media or retail, have been more profoundly impacted by technology and the perception prevails that financial markets are ripe for a new [...]

Big Data Diamonds – Agile Implementation

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00 July 17, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last week, we introduced the assessment criteria for selecting the right tools for your big data platform. This week in the Big Data Diamonds series, we fill focus on using Agile implementation and methodology to continuously drive value and insight.  Maven Wave employs the Agile methodology for delivering solutions to our clients and the incremental and iterative [...]

Big Data Diamonds – Selecting the Right Big Data Tools

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00 July 10, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Now that you have identified the components required to define your big data architecture (as discussed in last week's Big Data Diamonds blog post), we will introduce the assessment criteria for selecting the right big data tools.  Selecting the right tools for your big data platform is not as easy as selecting the best application on [...]

Big Data Diamonds – Defining the Big Data Architecture

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00 July 2, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In last week's Big Data Diamonds blog post, we discussed the importance of assessing your data to ensure that you understand it. This week we are introducing the components required to define the big data architecture. Once you understand the data and business objectives, you are equipped with the inputs necessary to define a robust architecture. [...]

Big Data Diamonds – Understand the Data

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00 June 25, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

In our last Big Data Diamonds blog post, we discussed the importance of building a team with the right skill sets. Now that you have the right big data team in place, it's important to assess your data to ensure you really understand it.  A fundamental mistake many companies make is to define a big [...]

Building the Right Big Data Team

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:52+00:00 June 18, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Most great accomplishments are not delivered by great ideas alone. It takes a team with the right skills to deliver a quality result. The same holds true when delivering a big data project. In our last Data Diamonds blog post, we talked about starting any big data project with a well-defined purpose and the importance of [...]