Let’s face it. Most people don’t know what Hadoop is, how big a petabyte is or can even explain what wins big data can provide for their companies
And that’s OK.
When it comes to big data and analytics, there’s the hype — and then there’s the reality, said Tom Davenport, one of the world’s foremost analytics experts and author of Big Data @ Work.
“We know that the NSA is taking advantage of all of that (big data and analytics), but we don’t know if anyone else is,” he said during yesterday’s Harvard Business Review webcast, Big Data at Work: Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities.
Then like most world class professors, he broke big data and analytics down into digestible terms that earth people can understand.