Big Data is hard. It’s also complex but different from Business Intelligence altogether. Luckily, some of the below contributors clarifies the picture for us.

We particularly like Bianca Bosker’s coverage of Rick Smolan’s work, “The Human Face of Big Data.”

Check out this roundup and let us know if we missed anything:

Big Data’s Biggest ObstaclesAlex “Sandy” Pentland, HBR Blog Network

The Big Data LandscapeDavid Feinleib, Forbes

Tackling the Big Data Challenge – Steven A Mills, The Hill

Big Data and Cloud: Delivering Value from Day OneLeena Joshi, Wired Cloudline

Big Data Shakes Traditional BI PerspectivesJim Harris, Information Management

Big data, analytics as a service: Likely boom on deckLarry Dignan, ZD Net

Rick Smolan On What Big Data Is Doing To Us (And What It Looks Like)Bianca Bosker, Huffington Post

The government wants your Big Data ideasJoseph Marks, Nextgov

In tech jobs market, data analysis is topsJon Schwartz, USA Today

Why Apple’s Maps Failure Is A Big Data ProblemJohn Vrionis, Business Insider