May 15, 2013
Rapidly emerging as a transformative technology framework for storing and processing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, Apache Hadoop plays a central role in Big Data. However, most Big Data strategies stall with IT challenges. In order to harness Big Data for competitive advantage, organizations must enable more than a handful of scarce IT specialists and expensive data scientists to access the information.
By making Big Data usable by business decision-makers and analysts, organizations "humanize" Big Data, thereby extracting real business value. If you are a business analyst tasked with analyzing Big Data, understanding Hadoop and key related concepts is critical to your success.
This paper outlines three fast steps to help you get started with Hadoop-based analytics and deliver value to your organization.