Big Data Analysis Tools/Resources
1. Chris Stucchio’s blog
This blog makes this list primarily for one article: “Don’t use Hadoop – your data isn’t that big”, which provides a guide for deciding whether your data really qualifies as big data, based on its size, purpose, and expected future growth. And, given this decision, which suite of tools is best suited to your needs. The remainder of the blog posts deal with developer level problems in big data, as well as an assortment of economics-, and other news-related items.
Keywords: big data, medium data, kind of large data
Audience: dataset owners considering big data tools, big data beginners
Infochimps provides extensive resources for those interested in big data analysis. These include, whitepapers: detailed overviews of topics in big data analysis; case studies: other companies’ successful use of (Infochimps’) big data products; as well as video webinars about topics in big data. Some of these represent not-even-thinly veiled promotional pitches for Infochimps’ products and services; however, others will provide useful information for advanced big-data users.
Keywords: big data
Audience: intermediate- advanced