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The Logical Combination To Analyze Big Data

The Logical Combination To Analyze Big Data

The Logical Combination To Analyze Big Data

The “Smartlogic & MarkLogic: the Logical Combination to Analyze Big Data” webinar was a real success yesterday.  The combination of Fernando Mesa, MarkLogic and Stuart Laurie, Smartlogic indeed turned out to be the logical combination, too. Fernando set the webinar up nicely talking about what the challenges of Big Data are; Stuart followed up with how Semaphore could solve some of those challenges. And if I ever saw a slick demo, that was it! If you missed the webinar this week, don’t despair! The recording is available here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

IDC Predict Big Data Trends

While I was preparing for the Big Data webinar, I started digging up research on it.  I came across the IDC predictions for Big Data for 2012 that I wanted to share with all of you.

  • Big Data will earn its place as the next “must have” competency in 2012 as the volume of digital content grows to 2.7 zettabytes (ZB), up 48% from 2011.
  • Over 90% of this information will be unstructured (e.g., images, videos, MP3 files, and files based on social media and Web-enabled workloads) – full of rich information, but challenging to understand and analyze.
  • As businesses seek to squeeze high-value insights from this data, IDC expects to see offerings that more closely integrate data and analytics technologies, such as in-memory databases and BI tools, move into the mainstream.

Most of you will agree that this is not surprising at all; Big Data is huge and the sooner we learn to tackle it the better.

River of Dreams

Be sure to check back next week to see what’s new and exciting in the world of Smartlogic. In the meantime, if you have any feedback or general comments, please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .