Big data was born in the clasps of a big corporation, and for a long time, resided solely in the hands of similarly large companies. Before the advent of cloud computing, virtually every business that needed to process data had to own a server.
The problem that arose whenever a small business attempted the same was the expensive servers – both in terms of the initial cost and the cost of maintenance.
Things have changed quite considerably since 2004 when Hadoop was first launched. Processing and computing power have become cheap enough that any business that needs to can access big data analytics whenever they want.
So, what does the sudden availability of big data to SMBs mean?
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