4 Big Data Tools Worth Checking Out

Call it a perfect storm. Cheap storage and a huge influx of structured and unstructured data have led to the development of numerous Big Data tools designed to help companies ‘unlock the value’ of the giant stores of data they’ve accumulated, from customer records and product performance results to social media feeds and more. Like traditional business intelligence (BI), these new big data tools can analyze past trends to help companies identify important patterns such as specific sales trends. Many big data tools are now offering a new generation predictive and prescriptive insights as well from all that data buried deep in your data center or off-premise. The challenge, as Gartner analyst Doug Laney tells Datamation, is less about scaling infrastructure to handle all this data, but the variety of…


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