Xtra Effort’s latest attempt to better understand “Big Data”

Xtra Effort recently had an internal meeting to try to make additional sense of Big Data.

We asked and answered the below questions.   See this LINK for the answers.  This exercise and related LINK was intended for the average person who keeps hearing Big Data, not the proud propeller head or Gartner analyst, so don’t hold us accountable for its exact accuracy.

1) How is Big Data different than traditional Business Intelligence?

2) What technology trends drive the increase in unstructured data?

3) What are the most compelling “Big Data” applications?

4) What is MapR and Hadoop?


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