June 19, 2012
What is Big Data Analytics? Insights from Forrester on "Enterprise Hadoop: The Emerging Core of Big Data"
With the recent launch of our Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection solution, you've probably noticed that Proofpoint is increasingly referring to "big data" and "big data analytics" as important components of our security-as-a-service solutions.
We're not alone in this, as "big data" and related terms have become an extremely hot topic in IT circles today. But what, exactly, is big data and why are big data analysis techniques important in enterprise computing?
A recent report from analyst firm Forrester helps explain big data analysis and its importance in today's enterprise. "Enterprise Hadoop: The Emerging Core of Big Data" by analyst James G. Kobelius, gives a good overview of enterprise applications for big data and explains how and why organizations are using Hadoop, a massively parallel cloud environment for performing advanced data analysis.
According to Kobelius, "big data" refers to the "technologies, techniques and skills for handling data on an extreme scale" -- and doing so with agility and affordability.
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