Defining Big Data seems to be a hot topic in the headlines of late when the more important topic is how to benefit from its contents. Cardinal Path's article “Big Data Technology Explained” is another in a long list of reviews about what Big Data is, what it can do and the importance using complimentary software.
Software is very important when farming for relevant information in the Big Data world, but using multiple platforms to achieve results doesn’t seem profitable:
Big Data doesn’t just refer to size in gigabytes of a dataset, but also the complexity of that dataset. A Big Data dataset is usually one that has a large volume of data, but also that data tends to be relatively unstructured (especially when it’s compared to the structured data usually found in a regular relational database) or has complex relationships. Some software packages that are available to make working with Big Data easier are best used in conjunction with other software and services to make up your whole data management solution.
Companies that want to increase their Big Data efficiency and generate ROI use innovative intelligent information technology, such as Polyspot’s insight enabling infrastructures. Software like this provides entrepreneurs an ‘all in one’ package which allows secure, enterprise-wide access to data while continuously storing and breaking down insights and opportunities within defined parameters. The right tools simplify the Big Data process and allow users to sit back and reap the benefits without the inconvenience of multiple platforms.
Jennifer Shockley, October 4, 2012