Don’t Neglect Big Data Integration

In the excitement to implement a big data platform like Splunk or Hadoop, many enterprises put data integration on the back-burner or figure it can be ‘worked out’, once the platform is in place. However, data integration is a key part of a successful big data intelligence strategy and must be given appropriate consideration. Read more

Maximizing the Impact of Big Data

At the Strata + Hadoop World conference a week or so ago in New York, there was a great talk by Ken Rudin, leader of the Facebook Analytics team. He gave his views on how to leverage Big data effectively to deliver the most impact. The core of his presentation were three commonly held beliefs that needed to be challenged. A summary of the presentation follows below. Read more

The Incredible Hunk – Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

Splunk recently announced a new offering, called Hunk. This is essentially a tool that allows for the exploration, analysis and visualisation of data in Hadoop, using the powerful Splunk interface and search engine common to their Splunk Enterprise offering. Read more