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Many small- to mid-sized enterprises are positioned to benefit greatly from the goldmine of essential business intelligence offered by Big Data, but hesitate because of an assumption that the costs for real-time Big Data acquisition, warehousing and analysis will be prohibitive.
As revealed in Lars Nielsen's Low Cost BIG DATA for Small- to Mid-Sized Firms and Lean Start-Ups, this is not the case.
Nielsen's concise 6000-word Executive Summary surveys and introduces a range of affordable Big Data approaches geared for organizations on tight budgets.
Nielsen objectively analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, thus supplying information-rubrics to help professionals decide which might be best for their operations.
The information contained in this summary represents what Nielsen would normally impart over the course of a consulting hour (a $300 consulting hour) to a small-business client looking to get started leveraging Big Data.
CONTENTS: Introduction * Big Data Briefly Defined * Hadoop * RedShift, Elastic MapReduce and Other Assets from Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Some Praise, Some Criticism * Oracle's NoSQL Database for Free – Perks and Pitfalls * Microsoft's BizSpark Program – An “Affordable” Solution for Lean Start-Ups – But Also an “Adjustable-Rate-Mortgage” Fat Bomb * Google BigQuery – Pretty Good Overall, and Priced Right, But With a Few Limitations * Big Data Resources from Intuit, and Privacy Concerns * Wrapping It Up
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lars Nielsen has more than thirty years of experience as a systems developer, administrator and IT engineer for a range of Fortune 500 firms. His bestselling books include The Little Book of Cloud Computing, A Simple Introduction to Data Science, The Little Book of Cloud Computing Security and Computing: A Business History.
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