In this new era of data-intensive computing, the next generation of tools to power everything from research to business operations is emerging. Keeping up with the influx of emerging big data technologies presents its own challenges—but the rewards for adoption can be of incredible value.
The big data phenomenon is far more than a set of buzzwords and new technologies that fit into a growing niche of application areas. Further, all the hype around big data goes far beyond what many think is the key issue, which is data size. While data volume is a critical issue, the related matters of fast movement and operations on that data, not to mention the incredible diversity of that data demand
a new movement—and a new set of complementary technologies.