[FoRK] Big Data

Bergmann Frank fraber at fraber.de
Mon Jan 30 12:17:11 PST 2012

The suits in my MBA class predicted the advent of
"big data" already around 2003. Financial industry
(fraud detection, who needs a credit?), retail 
(what sells best in this market?) and Web shops 
(this book will also interest you!) are pioneers, 
but maybe we'll get a broader adoption now. 

Funny, even Oracle packs the open-source Hadoop into 
it's "private cloud" devices. So the hype may die 
soon, because there's not much money in it...


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Von: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] Im Auftrag von
B.K. DeLong
Gesendet: Montag, 30. Januar 2012 20:58
An: Friends of Rohit Khare
Betreff: Re: [FoRK] Big Data

Funny you should mention this. I was talking to a friend of mine on the
phone as this email came in. In some respects (from what I understand thus
far) Big Data appears to be Cloud 2.0. Or if Cloud v1 was about
applications, then Cloud v2 is about data, metadata and analytics. So I
don't think "Big Data" is replacing "Cloud" as a term
- I think people are realizing that in order to deal with all the massive
amounts of data that's been being produced over the years they may need to
re-visualize the mainframe and enterprise environments into something
vaguely cloud-seeming that finally makes use of the Semantic Web and heavy
analytics in order to get the most out of the data that they haven't been

But for christs sake - I feel like I'm back in the early aughts all over
again. The Semantic Web Initiative will celebrate 10 years this year, yes?

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 2:28 PM, Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> wrote:
> I feel a great disturbance in the net, as if billions of clouds were 
> suddenly search-replaced.
> Looks like "Big Data" may be making a run at the marketing term to 
> replace Cloud, the press is eating up the renamed products as new 
> things. Now that Cloud is synonymous with "US government deletes your
> --
> Adam L. Beberg
> http://www.mithral.com/~beberg/
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