Q&A: New Tools Mean Big Data Dives Can Yield Fast Results

Q&AUsers can explore and analyze even massive data sets quickly with new tools and platforms now available.

Analytic tools that can tap into raw, unstructured machine data are becoming increasingly important and valuable, enabling organizations to explore unstructured data on the fly without fixed schemas or specialized skill sets. In this interview, Brett Sheppard, director of big data product marketing at Splunk, explains how new tools and analytic platforms enable even non-technical users to explore massive data sets, completing analysis of unstructured data in Hadoop in hours instead of weeks and months.

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