Archive for March 24th, 2011 | Daily archive page
Have you seen a bag full of mustard seeds. Small, little, round seeds that if you accidentally dropped a handful, the seeds scatter on the floor, and roll into hidden, tiny places. More concerning than this, is the ability of a single mustard seed to grow much larger. A bit like Katamari.
Moving data is a bit like moving people. In most organisation, people are frequently involved in the generation, the transformation, the curation, the classification, and analysis of data. And if any of these facets of data management fail, there will be trouble.
The most reliable aspect of such Herculean efforts is the truck, or platform. That is why many organisation prefer to depend on a platform instead of the myriad of parts to make a data project work.
However, most platforms do look like this truck. Rigid, low on flexibilty, and probably not customised for your organisations needs.