Category Archives: Big Data

From DevOps to DataOps

Why It’s Time to Embrace “DataOps” as a New Discipline by Andy Palmer Over the past 10 years, many of us in technology companies have experienced the emergence of “DevOps.” This new set of practices and tools has improved the … Continue reading

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Why Tamr?

Over the past 2+ years, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to the Cambridge/Boston start-up ecosystem as a mentor and investor in more than 25 local start-ups (list of investments here).   During that time, my partner and friend, Mike … Continue reading

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Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data

The following is adapted from a foreword I wrote for my colleague William McKnight‘s book, Information Management: Strategies for Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data. In 2014, it’s no longer a question of whether to become an analytics-driven organization, but how. William McKnight tells … Continue reading

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Culture Matters: Facebook CIO talks about how well Vertica, Facebook people mesh

Every once in a while, as a entrepreneur, there are these moments of overwhelming pride and satisfaction that make all the sacrifice, risk and anxiety worthwhile.  I had one of these moments listening to Tim Campos – the CIO @ … Continue reading

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Feature Velocity & Database as a Service

Over the past two years I’ve been amazed by the increase in feature velocity for early- stage Internet companies.  It seems as though the rate at which small teams can deliver new feature and function to their users is increasing … Continue reading

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Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Age of Analytics

By W. Michael Donovan, MBA, CMA, Guest Blogger* Should colleges or universities of the liberal arts and science disappear through irrelevance? Are they obsolete? Worry exists among some Deans and Presidents. But yet, do these institutions have a new, ever more … Continue reading

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Vertica – Remembering the Early Days

I had an awesome visit @ Vertica earlier this week for lunch. Cool new space in Cambridge and so many fantastic new people. Thanks to Colin Mahony for the invite and to all the talented engineers and business people at Vertica for … Continue reading

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