Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Core technologies and platforms, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- Your big data program needs to be built…on the technologies and platforms that are best suited…for your particular environments.…In your centerpoint will be your big data engine.…Even though other big data platforms exist,…chances are that you will implement…on some version of Hadoop,…which has evolved into the de facto industry standard…for big data.…But even after you settle on Hadoop, though,…you still have two very important questions to answer.…First, what fan or distribution of Hadoop…is right for you?…And second, what does the extremely rapid pace…at which Hadoop is evolving mean to you?…Many different software companies…produce Hadoop distributions,…but here are five to the leading ones:…We have Cloudera, Hortonworks,…IBM’s Biginsights, Pivotal,…and also Amazon Web Services.…
You should also take a look at Hadoop distribution…from MapR, Teradata, and Microsoft.…Even beyond vendor differences…with their respective Hadoop distributions,…we’re in an era where our Hadoop configuration options…are far more complex than in the earliest days of Hadoop.…
Interested in leading the charge? Manage Your Organization's Big Data Program is for business intelligence professionals who are tasked with implementing a big data and analytics program at their companies. Alan Simon explains the role of program managers, their desired skills, and the people they need on their core team. After the preliminary steps—defining program direction, budget, and initial projects—Alan helps map project milestones and define the KPIs to help track their progress. In chapter 6, you survey the risks to the program, from financial and technological standpoints. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills to be successful in a big data leadership role—and drive data-driven insights throughout the enterprise.
- What makes a good big-data program manager
- How to recruit members of a big data team
- Defining the program direction
- Creating an initial list of projects
- Identifying allies and adversaries
- Determining program milestones
- Managing milestone progress
- Assessing program risks