By Ian Gorton on August 11, 2014 9:38 PM| No Comments
The term big data is a subject of much hype in both government and business today. Big data is variously the cause of all existing system problems and, simultaneously, the savior that will lead us to the innovative solutions and...
By Ian Gorton on July 14, 2014 9:40 PM| No Comments
In earlier posts on big data, I have written about how long-held design approaches for software systems simply don't work as we build larger, scalable big data systems. Examples of design factors that must be addressed for success at scale...
By Ian Gorton on January 13, 2014 9:43 PM| No Comments
Many types of software systems, including big data applications, lend them themselves to highly incremental and iterative development approaches. In essence, system requirements are addressed in small batches, enabling the delivery of functional releases of the system at the end...
By Ian Gorton on October 21, 2013 3:43 PM| No Comments
New data sources, ranging from diverse business transactions to social media, high-resolution sensors, and the Internet of Things, are creating a digital tidal wave of big data that must be captured, processed, integrated, analyzed, and archived. Big datasystems storing and...
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