Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus
Too many big data initiatives start with nebulous goals. Executives from MetLife and Tivo Research Analytics pipe up on getting practical.
That advice, offered by Infochimps CEO Jim Kaskade, resonated as I organized "Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus," a panel discussion slated for the upcoming CIO Summit, Oct. 2, part of the Interop conference in New York.
I had in mind Kaskade's advice to "prioritize business use cases first and start solving problems one at a time" when I selected panelist Gary Hoberman, senior VP and CIO of regional application development at MetLife. The insurer had been staring down the problem of developing a 360-degree view of customers for some 10 years before finally tackling the problem with the help of NoSQL technology -- specifically MongoDB. Read full story on InformationWeek
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