May 2012 SIGMOD Blog features H. V. Jagadish on "Big Data: It’s Not Just the Analytics"
Visit the SIGMOD Blog (wp.sigmod.org) to read H. V. Jagadish's blog on Big Data: "I was recently approached by an entrepreneur who had an interesting way to correlate short term performance of a stock with news reports about the stock. Needless to say, there are many places from which one can get the news, and what results one gets from this sort of analysis does depend on the input news sources. Surprisingly, within two minutes the conversation had drifted from characteristics of news sources to the challenges of running SVM on Hadoop. The reason for this is not that Hadoop is the right infrastructure for this problem. But rather that the problem can legitimately be considered a Big Data problem. In consequence, in the minds of many, it must be addressed by running analytics in the cloud."
The SIGMOD Blog features H. V. Jagadish on "Big Data" It's Not Just the Analytics".