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Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data by Krish Krishnan

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Chapter 4

Introducing Big Data Technologies

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.

—Bill Gates

Introduction

The first three chapters provided you an introduction to Big Data, the complexities associated with Big Data, and the processing techniques for Big Data. This chapter focuses on technologies that are available today and have been architected and developed to process Big Data, and the different architectures that can be adopted for processing vast amounts of data. While no one technology is a deep dive or a focus area, we have attempted to provide ...

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