So far in this series, we looked at how to determine the compelling drivers for your first big data project, the importance of choosing the right people for your team, and in the last post we examined the computing environment. This final installment talks about planning for success.
In this blog series, we will cover how to select, staff and plan your first big data project. Our recommendations are based on many years of experience that we have had working with a wide variety of customers in several industries. We won’t focus on specific technologies in this series. Instead, we will examine the organizational dynamics and lessons learned from how these projects go in real life, inside existing, often very busy IT infrastructures.