In the SYS-CON Media article “The Data Era – Moving from Big Data 1.0 to Big Data 2.0,” Jim Kaskade talks about the significant changes currently going on in the data center. He refers to this data transformation as Big Data 1.0 versus Big Data 2.0. Kaskade points out a key fact. With the large amount of information generated in 2012, more Big Data systems will move to the forefront especially as new breakthroughs continue in dataset analytics and new data applications are being prepped for businesses.
However, many of the ‘new systems’ will be driven by ‘Big Data 2.0′ technology. The enterprise data warehouse framework itself doesn’t change much. However, there are many, many new players – mostly open source, who have entered the scene. These are so many new and disruptive technologies, each contributing to the evolution of the enterprise’s data infrastructure.
New Open Source players include MapR for Hadoop, Elastic Search and Tableau. The company LucidWorks was not mentioned, but they are definitely a notable player in the Open Source arena and they definitely deserve an honorable mention. The author is a big fan of Infochimps and believes they can make a significant impact within the marketplace. The company has developed technology in the cloud-based Big Data infrastructure, and now offers enterprise users a line of products that can contribute to each part of the Big Data Warehouse Framework. Big Data 2.0 is definitely on the move and regardless of the player, Open Source is definitely taking Big Data to the next level.
April Holmes, October 8, 2012