Almost exactly a year ago, I was part of a team at Fujitsu that wrote a short publication called the White Book of Big Data.
This was the third book in the successful “white book” series, aimed at helping CIOs to cut through vendor hype on technology and business trends, following on from the White Book of Cloud Adoption and the White Book of Cloud Security.
At the time, I was keen to shout about this work but couldn’t track down an externally-visible link (and I was asked not to publish it directly myself). Now, when big data has become such an incredibly over-hyped term (so much so that I try not to use the term myself), I’ve found that the book has been available for some time via the Cloud Solutions page on the Fujitus website!
Irrespective of the time it’s taken for me to be able to write about this (and any bias I may have as one of the authors) I still think it’s a useful resource for anyone trying to cut through the vendor hype. At no point does it try to directly sell Fujitsu products – and I’d be interested in any feedback that anyone has after reading it. If you’d like to read the book, you can download a PDF.
As I’ve changed roles since the book was published, I think it’s unlikely I’ll be involved in any future publications of this type (I always wanted to create a White Book of “Bring Your Own” Computing) – unless I can encourage any of my marketing colleagues to sponsor a White Book of Messaging!