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OpenStack Sahara Essentials by Omar Khedher

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Chapter 1. The Essence of Big Data in the Cloud

How to quantify data into business value? It's a serious question that we might be prompted to ask when we take a look around and notice the increasing appetite of users for rich media and the content of data across the web. That could generate several challenging points: How to manage the exponential amount of data? Particularly, how to extract from these immense waves of data the most valuable aspects? It is the era of big data! To meet the growing demand of big data and facilitate its analysis, few solutions such as Hadoop and Spark appeared and have become a necessary tool towards making a first successful step into the big data world. However, the first question was not sufficiently answered! ...

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