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IBM Software Defined Infrastructure for Big Data Analytics Workloads by Nilton Carlos dos Santos, Tiago Rodrigues de Mello, Maciej Olejniczak, Istvan Gabor Szabo, Marcelo Correia Lima, Daniel de Souza Casali, Dino Quintero, Nilton Carlos dos Santos, Tiago Rodrigues de Mello, Maciej Olejniczak, Istvan Gabor Szabo, Marcelo Correia Lima, Daniel de Souza Casali, Dino Quintero

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Introduction to big data
As our planet becomes more integrated, the rate of data growth is increasing exponentially. This data explosion is rendering commonly accepted practices of data management inadequate. This has resulted in a new wave of business challenges related to data management and analytics. Everywhere, you hear and read many people mentioning the term big data.
This chapter provides a foundational understanding of big data: What it is, and why you need to care about it. It also describes IBM technology to handle these data management ...

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