Big Data Quotes of the Week

“A wind of streaming data, social data and unstructured data is knocking at the door, and we’re starting to let it in. It’s a scary place at the moment”–Unidentified bank IT executive, quoted in American Banker  

“The hour of Big Data has arrived in Massachusetts”–Governor Deval L. Patrick, NECN

“…the most important thing about Big Data in the humanities and social sciences, in my opinion, is that today’s Big Data rapidly turns into tomorrow’s No Big Deal”–Mark Liberman, Language Blog

“Big Data is very much unlike traditional BI tools and processes. It requires a paradigm shift in thinking about how an organization deals with data and a mindset shift of its technology team and analytics team. We sense that less than 5-10% of the traditional IT have the right mindset and skillset to embrace and exploit this shift: in most organizations it is probably a handful of people who are capable of embracing this change”–Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, CEO, Salorix