(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)
All signs point to the next 12 months as when we think the bulk of the market will get around to actually tackling big data opportunities rather than talking about them. One of the enablers we think has been better platforms and friendlier toolsets (e.g. virtual Hadoop, SQL-like queries). Another is that analytics offerings keep getting better. Pentaho has just released their commercial 5.0 version, and what has been a cool (i.e. open source based) BI solution for ETL, OLAP, and reporting/dashboard delivery now has a slick user friendly interface and a ton of big data integration built-in, not just bolted on.
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