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In this podcast James Lappin asks Matt Mullen to explain what Big Data is.  

This podcast was prompted by a blogpost Matt had written Big Data plus enterprise search = Big enterprise disappointment?

Matt contrasts the vendor driven,  enterprise-centric vision of Big Data (vendors selling tools to help organisations make use of the content they have accumulated over the years in different repositories) with the more transparent, idealistic and web-centric vision of linked data (organisations marking up their structured data with rdf and making it available for others to run queries on, or to use for data mash-ups).

Matt explains why it is easier for Google to make sense of the world wide web than it is for an enterprise search engine to make sense of documents and data from multiple different repositories within an organisation.  James and Matt discuss whether or not the distinction between structured and unstructured data is a meaningful one.   

The podcast was recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London on 27 February 2012

Matt Mullen is an analyst for the Real Story Group, specialising in Search and in Web Content Management. He is on Twitter as @MattMullenUK

Direct download: ECM_Talk-episode013-BigData_and_Search-MattMullen.mp3
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