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Big Data Demystified by David Stephenson

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Chapter 9

Choosing your technologies

You’ll find it’s become much easier to start collecting and using big data thanks to recent developments in technology, but the range of technologies can be bewildering. Do an image search for the most recent ‘Big Data Landscape’ and you’ll see what I mean. We should never start our big data journey by focusing on technology, but we won’t get far into the journey without it.

We’ll talk about your technology stack, which is the set of components that together make up your technology solution. For example, your production stack might be Java or C++ code running on an Ubuntu (Linux) operating system, which may in turn be running code in Docker containers on HP servers, possibly cloud-based. Most components ...

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