Data Management

#AppleVsFBI: Privacy and Security in the Information Age

By | 2016-12-06T15:47:43+00:00 May 1, 2016|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

In February 2016, the FBI obtained a court order compelling Apple to assist in the investigation of the December 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attacks by hacking Syed Rizwan Farook’s government issued iPhone 5c. Relying on a centuries old law which authorizes the United States federal courts to "issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid

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

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

Big Data Diamonds – Defining Insight Objectives

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

When getting started with a big data project, it’s easy to be enamored with the multitude of cutting-edge technologies on the market and start purchasing tools that will promise to solve all of your problems. The most illogical thing I’ve seen over the past year is how many companies are implementing Hadoop, but have no