The Emerging Connected Data Cloud

Because of the flexibility and scalability of cloud services, organizations can experiment with big data in an elastic and malleable environment. For data-focused businesses, this had led to a better use of big data sources and the information gleaned from social media, IoT devices, retail beacons, and the likes are put to use in analytics programs, including open source tools such as Apache Hadoop and Spark, to generate useful insights quickly. With the exponentially increasing stores of data, the cloud is an invaluable tool not only for the storage and security of raw data but for the study and progression of it. As Microsoft expands its cloud big data analytics, with its Linux compatibility enticing new organizations to adopt cloud-based big data solutions, and support for open-source R language a…


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