Every company is now a data-driven company—and data analysis is too important to limit its use to experts. A new report from Capgemini, a leading provider of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services, indicates that two-thirds of organizations (67 percent) surveyed feel that they are at risk of becoming uncompetitive unless they embrace new data analytics solutions.
If there’s one thing that’s effecting businesses all over the world in a major way, it’s the growing familiarity with big data. With the rise of big data, more and more companies are also gaining an interest Hadoop. With interest in Hadoop and big data at an all-time high and only expected to grow, more businesses are seeking to apply them to their companies.
Truth is, big data is only useful if you ask it the right questions. And not every big data tool will properly decipher the right answer, either. Here are the four big data platforms, tools and terms currently dominating the industry — and likely being misused or confused.
I had the pleasure of attending Cloudera’s recent analyst summit. Presenters reviewed the work the company has done since its founding six years ago and outlined its plans to use Hadoop to further empower big data technology to support what I call information optimization.