Blue Hill’s Big Data Research Agenda, Q4 2016

BHR Research AgendaMy upcoming research will focus on three topics dear to my wonky heart: Data Monetization, DataOps, and the On-Prem-vs.-Cloud Debate. My 2016 Research Agenda:

Monetizing Data: Who’s Doing It Right (Now) – September, 2016

Managed data provide intelligent insight. But true data pioneers look beyond data as an insight-driving commodity, and see opportunity to generate new revenue. This research note will show how innovative enterprises have adopted best practices to monetize their data.

A DataOps Primer – October/November, 2016

In this research piece, I will define and outline a practical approach for adopting a new DataOps model in the enterprise, as well as provide an overview of different functional roles and responsibilities, and examine how data-integration, data-prep, and advanced analytics technologies can support DataOps objectives.

In the Cloud, On-Prem, or Somewhere In-Between: What to Consider When You’re Considering Where to Prep Your Data – December, 2016

Technology vendors promise agile data prep, performed ad hoc, perhaps on-premise, perhaps in the cloud, or perhaps straddling both in-house data warehouses and cloud-based sources. In this research piece, I will identify key decision criteria and benchmark metrics for assessing the data-prep cloud vs. on-prem vs. hybrid question.

Want in? Ping me and let’s talk.

And coming soon: Migration, Migration, Migration! In January I’ll take a look at a rather practical enterprise data question: What do I need to know when I move my enterprise from a traditional data-prep model (lots of analysts, centralized IT control) to an agile self-service model (empowered business-stakeholder data consumers, decentralized data workflows, ad-hoc querying, etc.)?

About Toph Whitmore

Toph Whitmore is a Blue Hill Research principal analyst covering the Big Data, analytics, marketing automation, and business operations technology spaces. His research interests include technology adoption criteria, data-driven decision-making in the enterprise, customer-journey analytics, and enterprise data-integration models. Before joining Blue Hill Research, Toph spent four years providing management consulting services to Microsoft, delivering strategic project management leadership. More recently, he served as a marketing executive with cloud infrastructure and Big Data software technology firms. A former journalist, Toph's writing has appeared in GigaOM, DevOps Angle, and The Huffington Post, among other media. Toph resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he is active in the local tech startup community as an angel investor and corporate advisor.
Posted on September 7, 2016 by Toph Whitmore

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