There is a lot of buzz about Hadoop, NoSQL, NewSQL, and columnar MPP databases. But where is the actual value for businesses? Businesses need to have actionable information derived from their data that they collect on a regular basis. We know how to collect data and store it in databases of various kinds. We have seen the evolutions of SQL databases over the last five decades, and databases have gotten sophisticated in terms of processing structured data.
With the recent explosion of social media, and with it the proliferation of unstructured data, new technologies have emerged, such as MapReduce. So now we have the data -- but the real question is where does the business value actually get delivered? The answer is simple.
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