Well … you’re probably right to be suspicious and investigate, but the fact is, a lot of these solutions have been in the works for a while; also, some old approaches — enterprise search, for example — can be applied to Big Data.

Well … you’re probably right to be suspicious and investigate, but the fact is, a lot of these solutions have been in the works for a while; also, some old approaches — enterprise search, for example — can be applied to Big Data.

Brian Proffitt, a Linux and open source journalist/analyst, offers an excellent explanation of Big Data technologies in a recent IT World article. Seriously, it’s definitely worth reading, and you might even want to bookmark it for future reference (this from a woman who hardly bookmarks anything).

Read the full article.