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Big data platform broadens place in analytics architecture

Submitted by on September 28, 2018 – 4:51 amNo Comment

Big data platform deployments hit some rough patches in recent years, as the bright ideas of application developers and newly minted data scientists struggled to emerge from proof-of-concept and prototype projects. But a bellwether data management and analytics conference this month showed new signs of progress.

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As a whole, the big data platform now appears to be finding greater maturity in enterprise applications, even as it adapts to the cloud services architectures that came into use just after the first glimmers of Hadoop and MapReduce appeared on the horizon. The recent Strata Data Conference in New York offered evidence that the big data platform is encompassing more structured data. That’s noteworthy because big data systems first cut their teeth on unstructured forms of data, while enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) continued to feast on the structured kind.

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