Forrester: Start One Of These Two Big Data Businesses

Big data has gotten a lot of attention from the media and investors, but the segment is broad and complicated. If someone is interested in starting a big data business, where should they focus their efforts? Forrester Research principal analyst Mike Gualtieri offered CRNtv two tips on what’s growing in the big data market today. Gualtieri echoed a report published by Forrester in February urging professionals to curb the hiring of data scientists in favor of massive machine-learning automation. “Predictive models are very important,” Gualtieri said. But building predictive models is a difficult task, Gualtieri said, and one that takes huge amounts of time and effort from data scientists. Through massive machine-learning automation and modern big data platforms, big data analysis is faster and less expensive than ever before. Through…


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