The Big 5 of Big Data {3}

by Rudy P
The article I chose to blog about this week is,” Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies” by Mr. Tim Gasper of TechCrunch.com. The article starts of by saying Big Data is on everyones mind, and companies “will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012” (Gasper, 2012). However,  author believes this is just the tip of the iceberg and states these initial investments will cause a chain reaction for upwards of $34 Billion in spendings through 2013. The field is so expansive, and there are so many players in Big Data (with more to come) the author provided a picture to show just how big this field is. read more...