What Makes Big Data Big?

‘Big Data’ is a popular subject nowadays. Here is what Wikipedia says on the subject: “Big data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying, updating and information privacy.” and “Big data…

Manage Design Complexity in Engineering

The commentary on complexity management by J.Marczyk has been published on December 1-st, 2014 in Desktop Engineering. See original article here. The complexity of modern products, as well as the associated manufacturing processes, has increased over the past few decades and there is evidence the trend will continue. Complexity means functionality. Consider how many things…

Large-scale Analysis of Ecosystems of Corporations

In an interconnected and complex economy corporations form networks, or ecosystems. In the case of banks, telcos or insurance companies these ecosystems can be huge as they may contain millions of clients. Moreover, such ecosystems are changing constantly as companies compete, cooperate and default while new companies are being formed. Rapid change and complexity of…