Join Alan Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Technology risks, part of Big Data Foundations: Program Management.
- When it comes to big data, you need to pay attention…to risks associated with the core Hadoop components…and tools, what your Hadoop vendor, or vendors, have done…with regards to their particular distributions, and by…extensions that they've brought to market,…and even beyond the core technology how it all fits…together in your architecture.…The first generation of Hadoop technology came with…some risks and challenges.…MapReduce worked very well for certain types of analytical…use cases but performed rather slowly for others.…
The Hadoop Distributed File System, or HDFS, has grown…in reliability and performance since its inception.…But first generation implementations were often very complex…for all but expert developers.…The earliest SQL on Hadoop capabilities, or subsets of SQL…that made use of MapReduce to access data…and as a result typically suffered from poor performance…when used for classic business intelligence reporting.…Even as Hadoop has evolved and grown, the latest…generation comes with its own risks as well.…
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