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The Next Big Thing: Tomorrow’s Technologies of Choice

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These are the main points from Tomorrow’s Technologies of Choice section of my Next Big Thing In Big Data presentation.

  • If data is more valuable than software, we should design the software to maximize the value of the data
  • Data treatment should be designed-in
  • Old architectures don’t work for new problems
  • Scalable technology is better than big technology


  • Data is valued
  • New architectures
  • Open source platforms
  • Analysis is built in

Please comment or ask questions


Written by James

June 23, 2015 at 5:54 pm

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  1. As I mentioned on twitter (https://twitter.com/codek1/status/613734791062638592) the old architecture thing is not true. Star schemas are a perfect example of that – and indeed mondrian one of the corner stones of pentaho analytics is heavily tied to star schemas.


    June 26, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    • Good point Dan. I am not saying that old architectures don’t work any more. I saying that they don’t work for the new problems. If star schemas worked for everything there would be no data lakes, there would be no graph databases, there would be no NoSQL. A star schema is not appropriate for a real-time/streaming use case and it won’t let you get to the insights hidden in the lowest granularity of the data.


      June 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

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