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The Shark in the Park*

I was reading my daughter a story the other night (‘A Shark in the Park’ not ‘The Happy Hedgehog Band’ – that was the previous night) and, sad to say, it started me thinking about the current state of Big Data and Information Management. The story is about a boy who takes his new telescope…

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Kogs Blog

The Kogs for Chris team completed their 320 mile journey recently to raise money, support, and hope for Chris and his family. The journey was not easy but the team was well prepared for the task at hand. They had a goal that they set out to achieve, they trained hard, believed in the cause,…

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Un-Natural Acts on Data: Why columnize?

Data, whether it’s Big or small, is naturally row-based.  That’s not a technical revelation.  Quite the contrary; it’s how people think.  If you’re having dinner or drinks with a group of friends after work, you see each member as an individual; you know their first and last names.  You may know the names of their…

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Time for the traditional database to move over?

Now, I’ve just read the website from a company called Splunk. They were on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme recently talking about big data – a subject close to my heart. So, I thought I would look at this interesting analytical company and find out more. Well blow me down sideways if I only went and found this on their…

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