Big Data? There's an App for That

Over at The Register, Matt Asay writes that Datameer has released a marketplace for buying and selling Big Data analytic applications with a mission to make Hadoop and other Big Data technologies more accessible.

There is no question that Hadoop and its Big Data technology cousins are here to stay. What remains in question is just how mere mortals can leverage these tools. Datameer seems to be onto something here. It still has a lot to do to convince developers to build apps for the marketplace, as well as a fair amount of work to help make these apps rich in their analytics capabilities without overwhelming the user. At present some of the apps feel more like toys than serious business tools.

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