MapReduce and MPP: Big Data Cousins

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Andrew Brust over at ZDnet writes that data warehouse and Hadoop practitioners have more in common than they might care to admit.

For now, expect to see lots of permutations of Hadoop and its ecosystem components with data warehouse, business intelligence, predictive analytics and data visualization technologies. In the future, be prepared to see these specialty areas more unified, rationalized and seamlessly combined. The companies that get there first will have real competitive advantage. Companies that continue to just jam these things together will have a tougher time.

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