"Big Data tools, clearly, are proliferating quickly in response to major demand. In the decade since Bid Data emerged as a concept and business strategy, thousands of tools have emerged to perform various tasks and processes, all of them promising to save you time, money and uncover business insights that will make you money. Clearly, Big Data analytics tools are enjoying a growing market.
Many of them started out like the initial Big Data software framework, Hadoop, as open source projects, but commercial entities have sprung up rapidly to provide either new tools or commercial support and development for the open source products.
Weeding through them all can be a challenge especially since many Big Data tools have a single purpose and you can do many different things with Big Data, so your analytics toolbox can get rather filled up. We'll run down a list of major Big Data analytics tools and then three major categories to keep in mind, as recommended by an expert consultant in this field..."
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