The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2012

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6. Google BigQuery

Taking advantage of its core competency of processing humongous volumes of data, Google launched Google BigQuery, cloud software that businesses can use to analyze data in real time.

Google introduced a test version of the service for developers in November 2011, based on the technology the company uses to examine its own data. In May it began offering it to the general public, providing it for free for storing and querying up to 100 GB of data. After that the company is charging 12 cents per GB for up to 2 TB of storage and 3.5 cents per GB for analysis.


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