Where Do Data Scientists Come From?
Data experts aren't uniformly distributed around the globe. Prepare to be surprised at some of the best countries and cities for data expertise.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Don't Be Blinded By Big Data
Making decisions based on flashy macro trends while ignoring "little data" fundamentals is a recipe for failure.
Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
4 Biggest Big Data Myths
Big data will never eliminate uncertainty or answer all your questions. But treat it as a fad at your own peril.