Journey through Enterprise IT Services
In Journey through Enterprise IT Services, Nadhan, HP Distinguished Technologist, explores the IT Services industry, and discusses technology trends in simplified terms.

Navigating the Big Data Traffic Jam - Are you there yet?

What happens when Big Data becomes truly Big, truly fast? was one of the sessions I walked into at HP Discover 2013 conference. Jaap Suermondt – Vice President, Analytics, HP Labs was showing a highway with a landscape that is characteristic of Nevada. And he asked a very simple question: Are we there yet? Straight road, no foreseeable obstacles -- apply some simple arithmetic and you know the answer.

 

Now switch to a photograph that is more characteristic of the urban jungles of the world like Los Angeles, London or Mumbai. Try answering the same question now. Welcome to the world of Big Data and the inherent challenges of factoring in an incredible set of unknowns. How long will it take you to get there?

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