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It’s ironic, isn’t it? Wading through all the information that’s out there about Big Data is probably as overwhelming as trying to make sense of all the data in your own business coming at you from numerous disparate sources – what’s the quality like, is it up to date, is it relevant to me, how will it help, what if we do nothing?

If you’re trying to navigate your way through the Big Data landscape and can’t see the wood for the trees, allow us to show you the way by cutting right to the chase with this new series of concise and right-to-the-point reports.

As industry analysts it’s our mission to provide you with an independent map of the technology options available to you, and that’s what we’ve done in this report published today - Big Data for analytics: Vendor landscape. In it we take a look at how the vendor landscape has been carved up, what the technology capabilities and delivery considerations are, and how these map broadly onto the mainstream and extreme use cases you might be considering.

As you’ll see when you read that report, one of the main technology cornerstones of Big Data is Hadoop, and it’s only right that this topic gets a report of its own: Hadoop: A driving force in the Big Data technology landscape. This framework is something that you’ll come across again and again as you get more under the hood of Big Data and start having conversations with vendors, so it’s worth knowing a bit about it and how it’s shaping the landscape before you do.

If you’re relatively new to Big Data you might find it helpful to read this report – Big Data: What is it and why should I care? - first. With this one we aim to paint the big picture, bringing you up to speed with what Big Data is, why it’s important, why it’s interesting now, and why you need to know about it. Or perhaps you’d like to start a Big Data initiative at your company but need senior executive buy-in – this would be a great report to put on their desks.

Last but not least, if you’d like the opportunity to ask a direct question of the reports’ author, Craig Wentworth, join us on a live webinar - Navigating the Big Data landscape – on July 16 when Craig will be in conversation with MWD’s co-founder and Research Director, Neil Ward-Dutton.

By registering on the MWD website you’ll get instant access to all these reports, and you’ll also be able to register for the live webinar (or catch up with the replay if you’re reading this after the fact). Click on any of the links above to get started.

We’d love to hear if these reports have been helpful to you (or what else you might like to see). Drop me a line at beth@mwdadvisors.com to let me know.

Thanks,
Beth
Editorial Director

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