Where Platforms and Big Data Collide

Looking at two of the most important concepts in business today.

bigdataTwo terms often conflated bastardized by many software vendors and business professionals today are platforms and Big Data. I cringe when I hear terms like Big Data analytics platforms. What does that even mean? And just about everything is a platform today, but don’t get me started. Calm blue oceans…

I like to think that I know a thing or two about Big Data and platforms, as I’ve penned well-regarded booksa on each subject. A very large part of my professional existence entails disentangling potentially confusing terms and communicating in plain English. To these ends, I recently wrote a three-part series on this critical intersection.

Here’s a summary of the series with links below:

  • Understanding Contemporary Platforms provides an overview of the modern-day platform with a particular emphasis on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google—aka, the Gang of Four.
  • How Platforms Lead to Big Data examines the data that these powerful platforms generate. This was a natural next book for me. After the publication of The Age of the Platform, I started thinking about Big Data. After all, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other companies generate a startling amount of information with no end in sight.
  • Building a Platform: Big Data Considerations brings the content and concepts from the previous two posts together. I also discuss operationalizing Big Data, although admittedly I am just scratching the surface. You’ll learn a bit about Hadoop, NoSQL, and other emerging technologies.

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