As we approach the weekend, probably take a break from the heavy technical stuff to read more about the buzz that Big Data has been generating along. Listed below are 5 hand-picked Big Data stories (in Om Malik way) that you would enjoy reading over the weekend…
Gives a fair perspective on the Cloudera and Hortonworks strategy on Hadoop – though the post paints more positive picture of Hortonworks and remains silent about MapR, another key player.
Carrying a similar tone, this post puts a perspective on why Hadoop is still open source and even the likes of Microsoft joining this
A short crisp discussion with Ryan King of Twitter on why Cassandra is ruling the roost in Tweet world.
A good list of 10 sites which are using Big Data for competitive advantage – though not with Hadoop and usual tools, but still good use cases to think over
And, a real life example of how Big Data could be used for basic amenities like managing sewage in city. Perfect example of smarter city as well a guiding example for Big Data usage.