10. Analytic Platforms
What is the best platform for analytics? Many competing options are available to organizations today: traditional server-based software, in-database analytics, in-memory analytics, cloud-based analytics, and so forth. In the previous chapter, we reviewed various tools that enable end users to interact with the analytic computing environment. In this chapter, we focus on the analytic computing itself, as shown in Exhibit 10.1.
Data is the raw material for analytics, and analytics defines value for data; it follows that the most important dimension for any analytic architecture ...