Very nice article about democratizing Big Data.
Decision-makers and knowledge workers alike are constantly challenged with complex business problems. Most of these challenges emanate from the fact that we live in a world mired with data and little direction on how to best leverage that data and derive value from it. Fortunately, there are analytic technologies that offer capabilities such as ad-hoc interactivity, intuitive interfaces, data visualization, and even machine learning to tackle these complexities head on. More than ever, business users are empowered to interact directly with their data, identify patterns, and ultimately better understand the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ to make educated decisions. One of the most powerful recent developments is the integration of rich data visualization tools to provide users a more intuitive interface for gleaning insights from big data.