The Register: Consultancy outfit Deloitte reckons early big data projects have had to be written down because they failed, thanks in part to a “buy it and the benefits will come” mentality.
The source of failure was sometimes difficulty making open source software work and/or integrate with other systems, Deloitte Australia’s technology consulting partner Tim Nugent told The Reg. Such failures weren’t because the software was of poor quality. Instead, organisations weren’t able to make it do meaningful work because they lacked the skills to do so. Integrating big data tools with other systems also proved difficult.