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4. Big Data Market Survey

Chapter 4. Big Data Market Survey

By Edd Dumbill

The big data ecosystem can be confusing. The popularity of “big data” as industry buzzword has created a broad category. As Hadoop steamrolls through the industry, solutions from the business intelligence and data warehousing fields are also attracting the big data label. To confuse matters, Hadoop-based solutions such as Hive are at the same time evolving toward being a competitive data warehousing solution.

Understanding the nature of your big data problem is a helpful first step in evaluating potential solutions. Let’s remind ourselves of the definition of big data:

“Big data is data that exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems. The data is too big, moves too fast, or doesn’t fit the strictures of your database architectures. To gain value from this data, you must choose an alternative way to process it.”


  

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