April 6, 2017 – "If you’ve been through the exercise of owning or implementing a data analytics or business intelligence project, you know looking at new technologies first is the wrong way to proceed. The failure rates on data analytics projects are very high, estimated at 70 to 80% by industry analysts.
Decisions on which technology to use often get most of the attention, but choosing Microsoft Azure instead of Amazon AWS doesn’t make or break a project. Neither does the flavor of MapReduce (CloudEra or HortonWorks) selected, or the specific sensor endpoint technology chosen.
What does matter is the people in organizations charged with implementing data analytics projects..."