eweekNEWS ANALYSIS:  Discussion at a GigaOm conference shows that Hadoop isn’t a big success when enterprises blindly compile huge volumes of disparate data without knowing what to do with it.

I attended GigaOm’s Structure Data conference last year, and the conference was all about the promise of Hadoop, big data and unstructured data, which is somewhat ironic for an event with “structure” in its title.

This year’s event, March 19-20, was more about the deliverables in the form of case studies, user experiences and the limits of what to realistically expect from your big plans for big data. The change from promise to reality is welcome. Here are my five top takeaways from the first day of the event.

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