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12 Top Big Data Analytics Players

When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.
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Hadoop And MapReduce Boil Down Really Big Data
Hadoop is a collection of open-source distributed data-processing components for storing and processing structured, semi-structured, or unstructured data at truly high scale (as in tens or hundreds of terabytes of even petabytes). Clickstream and social-media analysis applications are driving much of the demand, and of particular interest is MapReduce, a technique supported by Hadoop (and a few other environments) that is ideal for processing big data sets. MapReduce breaks a big data problem into sub-problems, distributes those onto dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of processing nodes and then combines the results into a smaller data set that's easier to analyze.

Hadoop runs on low-cost commodity hardware and it scales up at a fraction of the cost of commercial storage and data-processing alternatives. That has made it a staple at Internet giants including AOL, eHarmony, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix. But even more traditional firms coping with big data, like JPMorgan Chase, are embracing the platform.

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Paul
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6/4/2013 | 1:37:49 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
For data analytics software I would recommend Caseware's IDEA software. For more information visit their UK distributors at www.auditware.co.uk
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annestahl,
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11/27/2012 | 1:35:26 AM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
We've been working with CalPont www.calpont.com - they created InfiniDB.
D. Henschen
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10/20/2011 | 3:08:15 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
If there's one vendor I could add after the fact, it would be Actian (formerly Ingres). The Ingres database figures in data warehousing, but this company it pursuing high-scale analytics with its newer Vectorwise database. Gartner ranks it as a challenger and the customer ranks are growing. I hope to follow up soon with a customer case example. Also check the TCP-H rankings, as Actian says they've blown the doors off previous records. -- Doug Henschen
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10/19/2011 | 8:23:44 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
Analytic's software is so important nowadays - data typically doubles every 18 months and with real-time information being requested at all times it doesn't surprise me how competitive the environment is, and thankfully there is some great software out there.

Thanks for the article

Peter

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Leo Regulus
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10/18/2011 | 8:14:18 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
I didn't really need this article anyways. Took a look out of curiosity. Finding a 'Slide Show', I just left this note for anyone that may care, and dumped it.
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