Big Data is real and the problem of effectively analyzing this data is complex. This series of articles begins with an overview of the different Big Data providers and the problems that each is intended to solve and then presents an overview of each of the major Big Data solutions, their problem domains, and a cursory look at the operational requirements to manage each. At that point I’ll turn it over to my partner in this series, Eric Wright, to get into the operational meat of these behemoth data stores!

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