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The Data-Intensive Survival Guide

TitleThe Data-Intensive Survival Guide
Publication TypeBook Chapter
AuthorsAtkinson, M
EditorAtkinson, M, Baxter, R, Brezany, P, Corcho, O, Galea, M, Parsons, M, Snelling, D, van Hemert, J
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISBNISBN 9781118398647
Data-Analysis Experts; Data-Intensive Architecture; Data-intensive Computing; Data-Intensive Engineers; Datascopes; Dispel; Domain Experts; Intellectual Ramps; Knowledge Discovery; Workflows

Chapter 3: "The data-intensive survival guide", presents an overview of all of the elements of the proposed data-intensive strategy. Sufficient detail is presented for readers to understand the principles and practice that we recommend. It should also provide a good preparation for readers who choose to sample later chapters. It introduces three professional viewpoints: domain experts, data-analysis experts, and data-intensive engineers. Success depends on a balanced approach that develops the capacity of all three groups. A data-intensive architecture provides a flexible framework for that balanced approach. This enables the three groups to build and exploit data-intensive processes that incrementally step from data to results. A language is introduced to describe these incremental data processes from all three points of view. The chapter introduces ‘datascopes’ as the productized data-handling environments and ‘intellectual ramps’ as the ‘on ramps’ for the highways from data to knowledge.