The 3 E’s of big data

We all know the three V’s of big data – volume, variety and velocity (it’s big, it’s complex and it changes rapidly). Recent events got me thinking about the three E’s… Explosiveness We have been hearing for years of the massive volumes of data being generated every second, yet, for most businesses the examples used…

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Cloudera and Hortonworks merge – good news for customers

Late last year, Cloudera and Hortonworks announced plans to merge the two companies – a move that came into play early this year. According to Tendü Yoğurtçu, CTO of our partner, Syncsort, the two companies have emerged as clear winners in the data space and gained momentum. “But each has had its own unique strengths,…

2018 – the year of the plastic whale

As the year winds down I thought it would be interesting to have a look at the data around one of the stand-out events of this year. A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia was found to have over 1000 pieces of plastic in its stomach – and drew global attention to the…