Undoubtedly you’ve heard it all before: “Hadoop is the next big thing, why waste your time with a relational database?” or “Hadoop is really only good for the following things” or “Our NoSQL database scales, other solutions don’t.” Invariably, there are hundreds of additional arguments proffered by big data vendors and technology zealots inhabiting organizations…
While it’s certainly true there are many things in this world that are physically scarce, when it comes to living in the information age, we need to retrain our minds to ditch scarcity thinking and instead embrace “sky’s the limit” abundance.
Drop the books and whitepapers. A different mindset ( i.e. hands-on experience and daily immersion of activities) in technology training is needed.
While business cultures like to profess “In God we trust; all others must bring data,” the reality is that human beings still like a gripping narrative, and emotional stories can sometimes override what seems like the best decision on paper.
With the “Big Data” deluge showing no signs of abating, information overload is the norm. In fact, this “information glut” suggests a larger problem. We’re suffering from information overload at the expense of free thinking and development of new big ideas.