In a world of full disclosure, cooking the data is the new cooking the books.
Open data and transparency aren't enough: we need True Data, not Big Data, as well as regulators and lawmakers willing to act on it.
Even if you have petabyes of data, you still need to know how to ask the right questions to apply it.
Today's big companies are losing to small upstarts simply because those firms ask better questions. To compete, large enterprises need to learn how to harvest the data they have on customers, markets, competitors, and products.
Get your submission in for the Strata Conference Science Fair by January 14.
Strata's science fair will showcase the creative edges of big data. If you have an interesting tool or technology to show — the more beta, the better — let us know.
What IBM's acquisition of Netezza means for enterprises.
Netezza sprinkled an appliance philosophy over a complex suite of technologies, making it easier for enterprises to get started. But the real reason for IBM's offer was that the company reset the price/performance equation for enterprise data analysis.