The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of platforms available for big data analytical tasks.
The open source Hadoop framework is free to use, but very technical to set up and not specialized towards any particular job or industry. To use it in your business, you need a “platform” to operate it from. These platforms are commercial offerings (you pay an ongoing service charge), most of which take the Hadoop framework and build on it, to provide analytical services of practical use to businesses and organizations. So here is a rundown, in no particular order, of ten of the best and most widely used of these services. Like any commercial product in a competitive market, each has its advantages and disadvantages, and you need to make sure you are picking the right tool for the job.
Author: Bernard Marr