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The open source answer to big data

Open-source source platforms for big data have exploded in popularity. And in the past few months, it seems like nearly everyone is feeling the fallout.Cost, flexibility and the availability of trained personnel are major reasons for the open-source boom. Hadoop, R and NoSQL are now the supporting pillars of many enterprises’ big data strategies, whether they involve managing unstructured data or performing complex statistical analyses on it.”

It’s almost hard to keep up: SAP AG recently released a new product, SAP BusinessObjects Predictive Analysis, software that integrates algorithms from the open-source R language, which is used extensively in the academic community for advanced statistical modelling.