The Scoop On Hadoop: 11 Big Data Start-Ups You Need To Know

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The amount of data generated and stored by businesses is doubling every three years. Throw in the fact that data is a mix of structured and unstructured information, often scattered across disparate IT systems, and you have a serious challenge for any company with a business intelligence project.

The Datameer Analytics Solution from start-up Datameer (founded in 2009 and based in San Mateo, Calif.) combines Apache Hadoop with a spreadsheet interface that helps business users run analytics against very large data sets -- structured and unstructured data from multiple sources -- with no programming.

While analyzing big data used to be a big-company problem, Datameer makes a compelling point: Small and midsize companies now face similar challenges given that the low cost of commodity storage makes collecting huge volumes of data economically feasible.


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