Big Data Isn’t Like Every Other IT Project

Open Thoughts on Analytics
JAN 4, 2013 9:33am ET

As I reviewed OpenBI’s business development activities over the last two years, I noticed that prospects for OpenBI’s analytics and big data consulting services roughly apportion to 50 percent companies with new initiatives, 40 percent companies with next-phase projects, and the final 10 percent firms with existing programs which aren’t tracking successfully.

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Comments (8)
I agree with your observation but can't help but think this problem is also exasperated by the desire of the business to constrain costs of IT projects (thus fixed vs. T&Ms). So business is enabling this bad behavior. Also, I wonder if the nature of the problem trying to be solved (analytics or analysis) with the phases of project development (analysis, design, implementation, etc.) The end user is in the constant state of analysis where flexibility is at it's highest yet in the project implementation we expect to get out of that phase and into more concrete objectives. This conflict is natural based on the two diametrically opposed objectives of the problem domain versus solution domain. I believe the best approach to big data is iterative, short projects that increases the flexibility of the system at each project's end. Thanks!
Posted by Keith R | Monday, January 07 2013 at 11:43AM ET
Does anyone has any articles for Big Data Databse comparison in term of performance for Business Analytics, comparing Greenplum, Oracle, IBM
Posted by Allen S | Monday, January 07 2013 at 11:50AM ET
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