New Wikibon Big Data Research Reveals Hadoop, NoSQL Making Gains in the Enterprise

Marlborough, Mass. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Research from Wikibon indicates that new approaches to data management, most notably Hadoop and NoSQL, are already making inroads in the enterprise. According to a survey of 303 Big Data practitioners, 36% have deployed Hadoop to support either pilot or production workloads. In addition, the majority of Hadoop practitioners have shifted at least one workload from an existing enterprise data warehouse or mainframe to Hadoop (See Figure 1).

Hadoop is not going to replace the data warehouse, at least not any time soon. But the open source Big Data framework does pose a threat to the cushy profit margins of data warehouse vendors including, but not limited to, IBM, Teradata, Microsoft and Oracle, said Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly, who directed the survey and resulting analysis. Hadoop and the data warehouse are competing for specific workloads in the enterprise and, hence, the related revenue.

The findings are just two of many from the research, entitled Big Data Analytics in the Enterprise, H1 2014. To get a sense of the ways Big Data is used in the enterprise and what, if any, barriers to success are common among early adopters, Wikibon surveyed 303 Big Data practitioners in the U.S. and Canada in May 2014. Wikibon analysts also conducted in-depth phone and in-person interviews with several Big Data practitioners.

Among the top barriers to Big Data analytics success cited by survey respondents were difficulty transforming data into suitable form for analysis, difficulty integrating multiple data sources and difficulty integrating Big Data technologies into existing infrastructure.

Through our research, Wikibon has identified a number of common barriers to successful Big Data analytics projects. Interestingly, many of the top barriers are not related to analyzing data per se, but preparing data to be analyzed, said Kelly. There are also a number of non-technology barriers cited by respondents, including challenges selling the value of Big Data analytics to reluctant end-users on the business side.

Among other insights, the survey findings reveal the important role of professional services in Big Data analytics projects, the median data size and types of data involved in Big Data analytics projects, and the impact of public cloud computing Big Data services on existing projects.

For additional information on the survey findings, please contact John Greco at john.greco(at)wikibon(dot)org or 774-463-3400.

About Wikibon: Wikibon is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive technologies and their impact on the enterprise. Wikibons core coverage areas are Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure. Wikibon was the first research firm to size and forecast the Big Data market in 2011, and its analysis of the evolving Big Data ecosystem and technology landscape is relied on by practitioners, vendors, venture capitalists and more.

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Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud Provides a Step-by-Step Guide for Making the Move to the CloudReleased by Apress Media.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

The opportunity for organizations and businesses to reduce IT costs and improve productivity with increased access, simpler administration, and improved services has led many to adopt cloud-based services. As the cloud computing era continues apace, the number of small- and medium-sized businesses adopting Microsofts Office 365 cloud storage platform, first released in 2011, continues to grow. The subscription-based service provides users with tools that they know: Microsoft Office and web applications, including hosted Exchange, SharePoint content management, Lync voice over Internet (VoIP) communications software, and other hosted services. “Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud”newly published by Apress in partnership with Intelprovides IT professionals and business owners the business and technical insight necessary for successful deployment of Office 365.

The book takes a practical look at cloud migration and the use of different technologies to support that migration. Author Matt KatzerFounder of cloud solution consultancy KAMINDutilizes numerous examples of cloud migration with technical migration details drawn from the experiences of more than 8,200 users. Katzer and co-author Don Crawford detail how businesses that embrace the advantages of the cloud will receive huge rewards in productivity and lower total cost of ownership compared to those businesses that choose to ignore it. The challenge for IT professionals charged with implementing Microsoft Office 365 is to leverage these advantages with minimal disruption to their organization. With practical advice and instruction, readers will find an overview of Office 365s operation and usage for any size enterprise, methods of planning and migration, how to use SharePoint to improve business processes, troubleshooting installations, using compliance and data loss prevention tools, and Office 365-site management best practices.

Our customers who use Office 365 have significantly reduced their IT services costs and their concerns in the areas of data security, compliance, and discovery. This book outlines a host of business efficiency opportunities that are to be realized with cloud computing and demonstrates how to make this happen, the authors explain. Multiple stakeholders will benefit from this insightful and practical look at making such a large organizational change.

Thanks to the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook version of Office 365: Migrating and Managing Your Business in the Cloud is freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen program. For more information about the book, please visit

ISBN: 9781430265269
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User Level: Beginner to Advanced
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About the Authors

Matt Katzer created KAMIND in 1998 to supply solutions using Microsoft and Intel Technologies for small- and medium-size business. He previously worked for Intel Corporation for 17 years managing engineering development and IT projects. Matt holds a BSEE from the University of Michigan and an Executive MBA from the University of Oregon. Don Crawford brings more than 40 years of experience in database systems, online systems, networks and security, business and project management, and strategic planning. He has held positions with local government in Oregon, Software AG, First Interstate Bank, Tektronix, CACI, OHSU and LocalDial. Now a partner in KAMIND, Don previously built a consulting business supporting industries including hospitals, medical organizations, technology companies, service companies, and nonprofits.

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Dedicated Server or Cloud Hosting Solution? Veber Talks About Making the Best Business Choice

Watford, UK (PRWEB UK) 11 October 2012

The growing and on-going debate surrounding the advent of the IT Cloud means that a business’ decision between choosing a Dedicated Server or a Cloud hosting solution continues to be a hot topic. UK ISP Veber has ten years experience in the hosting industry and is responding to the debate by ensuring that their customers are well versed in the advantages and disadvantages of the various options available to them. Tim Poultney, Vebers CEO, tells us that the question of what kind of hosting solution would be best for a customer is one which we find ourselves addressing more and more, not least due to the high level of coverage which this debate receives. Computer Weekly’s September article, Top Ten Cloud Computing Confidence Killers, is a perfect example of the concerns we are hearing. We are aware of the need to spread the answers to such issues so that the term cloud can leave its sometimes negative connotations behind.That’s our aim with the Veber Knowledge Base: providing the information the customer needs.

Clearwater Compliance Marketing Consultant Making Strides in Online Training

(PRWEB) July 10, 2012

Neal has worked as a freelance blogger and online marketing consultant for companies in the US, Europe and Australia for over ten years, and has always been an advocate of small businesses embracing new technology and software solutions in order to stand out in the crowd.

Acutely aware of the lack of an affordable, accessible and comprehensive training solution for companies of all sizes, her newest venture, eSkills Learning, offers to provide an online hub where entrepreneurs, marketers and small business owners can learn about topics such as SEO (search engine optimization), social media and cloud-hosted software solutions in step-by-step, bite sized tutorials.

The new company has already been fast-tracked to success, enabled by the Entrepreneurial Spark start-up business incubator in Glasgow which provides a state of the art office facility, access to experienced mentors and weekly business seminars. eSkills has also been accepted on to the Scottish Enterprise High Growth program – a government initiative designed to provide access to financial and legal support to start-up businesses that will generate