David F. Carr in an article about DJ Patil and his work on Big Data at LinkedIn:
That is what he means by data jujitsu, where jujitsu is the art of using an opponent’s leverage and momentum against him. In data jujitsu, you try to use the scope of the problem to create the solution—without investing disproportionate resources at the early experimental stage. That’s as opposed to data karate, which would be a direct frontal assault to hack your way through the problem.
Original title and link: Data Jujitsu and Data Karate ( ©myNoSQL)