Big data is big noney. And the “big” adjective is crucial, because that’s what justifies new infrastructure investments.
By Venkatesh Rao (Contributor, Forbes)
Speaking of data geeks, that’s the topic of this post. I’ve spent much of my first couple of days at Strata idly observing them (and wondering whether I am one of them), and speculating about the various species in the data scene (people-watching is how you stay awake between the interesting slides at conferences). So here is my informal taxonomy and anthropological survey of data-land.
A Taxonomy for Data Land
The taxonomy part is simple.