Loraine Lawson writes that the burgeoning Big Data market is very much up for grabs.
For most of you, the bottom line is this: Big Data solutions are still emerging and evolving. At this point, it’s hard to tell what organisms will survive, thrive or perish as they hit the hard shores of the enterprise market. Fortunately, many of your options are open source and most enterprise app vendors are now offering Hadoop plug-ins that will make it easier to use. Still, know that we’re in the early days — possibly more early than we can even appreciate — so focus more on proven use cases and what your IT staff has the skills to handle than on marketing hype.
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