Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Links - Big Data, Hadoop

This post is a collection on the topic of Big Data and its currently famous tool called Hadoop. Feel free to comments and recommend useful links.

What  is Big Data?

Src: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304723304577365700368073674.html
"Big Data refers to the idea that an enterprise can mine all the data it collects right across its operations to unlock golden nuggets of business intelligence. And whereas companies in the past have had to rely on sampling, Big Data, or so the promise goes, means you can use your entire corpus of digitized corporate knowledge. It is, by all accounts, the next big thing."

Who do we need for Big Data?

The Problem With Big Data Is That Nobody Understands It
"They can take a data set and model it mathematically and understand the math required to build those models; they can actually do that, which means they have the engineering skills…and finally they are someone who can find insights and tell stories from their data. That means asking the right questions, and that is usually the hardest piece."

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