The Future of Big Data Is Open Source

Platforms used for big data are a bit of a conundrum. Big data and data science are two of the biggest business buzzwords, and the biggest companies around the world are hard at work to get ahead of the data curve. Normally, when it comes to big money opportunities, the resources behind them would be expected to carry a heavy price tag. Big data, however, has its roots and future in open source technologies. Companies big and small are sharing what they know, and that’s the way it’s going to stay. Faster development The biggest names in data are open source. Many of them are even part of the same Apache family: Spark, Hadoop, Kafka, Cassandra. RapidMiner and Orange are there for data mining, and open source databases are chipping…


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