Open source: Leading the way for big data applications

June 18, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: NetworkWorld

According to the research firm Wikibon, the big data market is on the verge of a growth spurt that will hit $50 billion worldwide within the next five years. Data volumes are growing to the point where companies are being forced to scale their infrastructure, and the traditional “scale up” technologies, legacy systems and licensing models are simply not working. From its onset, open source technology has been at the forefront of massive data management. Today, open source provides the most effective way to address such a large-scale problem and get the job done faster and more accurately at a fraction of the price of alternative solutions.

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