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    January 30, 2017

    3 Questions for Mike Moreno of Cloudera

    Mike Moreno is the Sr. Partner Marketing Manager at Cloudera, and he’s one of the featured speakers in our upcoming 1/31 webinar with Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst, Brian Hopkins.We recently had a chance to catch up with him and get his take on the latest trends & happenings in Big Data & Hadoop.Attivio: What challenges are you see..
    January 24, 2017

    From Storage to Insights: Mining Business Value from Information Archives

    In the mid twentieth century, author (and librarian) Jorge Luis Borge published a short story called The Library of Babel. The story describes a huge library of many hexagonal rooms, each of which is filled with books. The problem was the books seemed to be nothing but pages of random characters. Readers could make no sense of it.Many large organizations fin..
    January 17, 2017

    What is the Point of a Modern Data Architecture?

    Good question. What is the point? The point is to create measurable business value from enterprise data. Of course, before measurable business value comes insight. The Modern Data Architecture (MDA) recognizes that insight can lie hidden in data of all types—structured or unstructured, messy or modeled, historical or realtime. An MDA combined with a s..
    January 10, 2017

    Have You Thanked Your Data Steward Today?

    The other day I Googled, “the problem with a modern data architecture.” Of course, at Attivio we’re big evangelists for an MDA, but it’s always interesting to see what the contrarians have to say. There were over three million returns, but none on the first two pages said a word about problems. Lots of articles about how to develop an MDA or how to o..
    January 4, 2017

    Attivio Adds Financial Services Certification from Hortonworks

    As I’ve mentioned in prior blogs, the biggest use cases we see in Hadoop these days come from the risk and compliance functions of large banks. Initially, many banks and other financial services institutions (FSIs) adopted Hadoop out of sheer necessity despite its early immaturity on the governance front. With primary analytic use cases such as Know Y..
    January 3, 2017

    Chief Data Officers and the Challenges of Big Data

    Once Chief Data Officers have identified, confronted, and hopefully overcome the challenges at the bottom and in the middle of the Big Data stack, what’s next? As Andrew Brust of Datameer notes, “At the top of the stack, there are seemingly endless choices. Whether Enterprise BI stalwarts, BI 2.0 challengers, or big data analytics players, the ..
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