"Big data architecture is the foundation for big data analytics," notes Christine Taylor in Datamation. "Think of big data architecture as an architectural blueprint of a large campus or office building. Architects begin by understanding the goals and objectives of the building project, and the advantages and limitations of different approaches. It's not an easy task, but it's perfectly doable with the right planning and tools.
System architects go through a similar process to plan big data architecture. They meet with stakeholders to understand company objectives for its big data, and plan the computing framework with appropriate hardware and software, data sources and formats, analytics tools, data storage decisions, and results consumption..."
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