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4. The Business of Data > Building data startups: Fast, big, and focused

Building data startups: Fast, big, and focused

Low costs and cloud tools are empowering new data startups.

by Michael Driscoll

This is a written follow-up to a talk presented at a recent Strata online event.

A new breed of startup is emerging, built to take advantage of the rising tides of data across a variety of verticals and the maturing ecosystem of tools for its large-scale analysis.

These are data startups, and they are the sumo wrestlers on the startup stage. The weight of data is a source of their competitive advantage. But like their sumo mentors, size alone is not enough. The most successful of data startups must be fast (with data), big (with analytics), and focused (with services).


  

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