A Sixth Thing CIOs Should Know About Big Data

Recently, IDG’s Joab Jackson of IDG wrote a piece titled, Five Things CIO’s Should Know About Big Data. Amid the slew of articles offering advice on Big Data, this particular one stood out because of how absolutely spot on it was. Of course we couldn’t stop at just five.
You will need to think about big data. What we’re seeing now is that the price of entry to big data, at least from a CapEx standpoint, is pretty low. Open source tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, MapReduce and others, combined with the relatively low price of cloud computing, means organizations that may not have been inclined to collect, store and analyze their data volumes are now more willing and able to do so.

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