Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function “data driven,” and there’s no shortage of firms lining up to help them.

The big data analytics industry, dedicated to helping big businesses leverage the petabytes of information they now generate and store, is worth $122 billion — and growing. The basic premise of the industry’s offering is this: Hidden in that huge mass of enterprise data are latent patterns.

Author: Rosemary Barnett


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  1. One issue is understanding what the data means and what the BI algorithms are doing. There’s a platform called Executable English that helps to capture human knowledge and to clean up data . It’s live online with many examples. It automatically generates and runs SQL, and it explains its results in English. Think friendly AI ! Shared use is free, and there are no advertisements.


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