IDG Contributor Network: Has big data reached a tipping point in the cloud?

There is no doubt that big data analytics is fast becoming integral to business intelligence. Besides many initial failed projects, primarily due to the massive infrastructure needed to store, process and analyze big data in-house, there is an increasing number of success stories. This gives pause to completely discount the paradigm.

Moving big data analytics to the cloud seems to accompany these successes. It is impossible to ignore the competitive edge gained by organizations leveraging big data analysis. From real-time data analytics facilitating industrial processes to financial trading algorithms, big data is a definitive part of the corporate future.

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