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Hadoop: How to Pick the Right Use Case

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Big data and Hadoop have received a lot of press lately. For all the hype, Hadoop does look like an attractive, low-cost solution that your company could leverage. Aside from limited knowledge on how the technology works, a primary reason organizations struggle to achieve value from big data is lack of a compelling business use case.

The team at MetaScale has given this common roadblock plenty of consideration ? first while making big data decisions within Sears Holdings and now as a "big data accelerator" helping clients find the right answers. Tune in for this A2 Radio broadcast as Ankur Gupta, a big data director at Sears and head of sales, marketing, and operations for MetaScale, shares tips on:

 

  • Making a case for Hadoop in your organization
  • Enabling business analytics by speeding up data workloads
  • Avoiding common missteps and roadblocks
  • Developing a clearly defined, long-term big data strategy

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