Surfing the Data Scientist Shortage Flash Poll 11/19/2013 1 comment In case you hadn't heard, there's a data scientist shortage looming (or here already, depending on whom you ask). Shortages can create a fluid system of talent being headhunted, so how does this impact your world?
Hadoop 2.2.0 Flash Poll 10/29/2013 Post a comment The latest iteration of Hadoop was released recently -- what impact has it had on your business?
Where Are You Trying to Leverage Big Data? Flash Poll 9/30/2013 Post a comment Big data technologies and methodologies seem to be applicable to almost any industry, in any geography, and surprisingly (given its name), at any scale. So we want to know in which vertical you, the trusty and lovable Big Data Republic community member, are looking to leverage big data benefits.
The Language of Data Warehousing Flash Poll 9/9/2013 Post a comment It's time to focus on Data Warehousing. (Stop sighing; you know it needs your attention!) I thought we'd start by examining the language we use internally when talking about our data stores.
Where Is Your Data Governance? Flash Poll 8/8/2013 3 comments We're focusing on data quality this August. Right now, where does your company stand on data governance? Do you have a tight grip on quality, or is it like a party in those data silos?
Machine Learning Flash Poll 7/25/2013 Post a comment We've been focusing on Machine Learning for all of July. Is it right for your business, or does it still seem a bit sci-fi to you?
Internal Relationships Flash Poll 6/25/2013 Post a comment Every department looks after its own data, but does that block the creation of a unified data store and hinder the progress of real business analytics?
Your Own Nate Silver Flash Poll 5/21/2013 1 comment Nate Silver is big data and analytic's darling poster boy. What chances do businesses have of finding someone with his ability to model and accurately predict events?
Best Ways to Evaluate Potential Big Data Vendors Flash Poll 4/23/2013 1 comment Big data decisions can easily be swamped by information overload, with word of mouth, vendor advertisements, in-depth articles, and more all vying for your attention. In can be difficult to cut through the noise and make the decisions that will work best for your company.
Picking a Big Data Solution Supplier Flash Poll 4/8/2013 2 comments Picking a supplier is an exciting prospect that can quickly become daunting. In the world of big data, we want to find out how easy it is for you to choose the suppliers you will be relying on to make your business shine. Is it normally a clear-cut choice or a difficult decision?
Fighting the Silos Flash Poll 3/20/2013 1 comment Big data technology is one thing, but it won't be much use unless your company culture allows this technology access to all of your data. That means getting data out of individual silos and examining it holistically.
Big Data's Most Famous Headline Flash Poll 3/11/2013 2 comments When Target's big data analytics system identified a teen was pregnant before her father could, it generated international press and quickly became the go-to story when explaining what big data could do.
Unified Data Solutions Flash Poll 2/19/2013 Post a comment Unified data solutions offer a single, central IT solution to storing and analysing data. How would this benefit the enterprise most?
Sharing Your Health Data Flash Poll 2/1/2013 2 comments The more data medical researchers have, the better their chances of finding new treatments and cures. But would you be happy if they were using your medical data for insight?
The Data Scientist Shortage Flash Poll 1/23/2013 4 comments To cut through the hype surrounding a data scientist shortage, we asked the Republic where they see their next generation of data talent coming from.
Big Data 2013 Projections Flash Poll 12/17/2012 Post a comment As we step over into another year, it's time to take stock of your enterprise's journey into leveraging big data. With that in mind, we’re looking at where the enterprises see themselves on the big data progression path in 2013.