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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Joab Jackson | Aug. 31, 2015
To get value from big data, enterprises need systems that require less assembly and expertise to run, an Intel executive said.

Despite the current popularity of cloud-based software services, Waxman predicted that most companies will want to run their big data operations in-house, rather than hand off their data and analysis to third-party services.

Waxman recalled talking with an executive at a financial firm who confided in him about a recent meeting with IBM, which offered its Watson cognitive computing services. The executive found the technology intriguing but expressed concern about using a proprietary service, as well as in handing over data to a company that could be a competitor at some point.

"People want to own their own data. If they give away their data, they don't have much of a company left," Waxman said.


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