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More organizations embrace open source for analytics

Open source products are becoming an increasingly important part of data management, although not all categories of offerings are growing as quickly as others. “Open source business analytics has been relatively slow to grow, compared to other open source data management capabilities,” said Donald Farmer, principal at consulting firm TreeHive Strategy.

“We have seen real traction for stream processing, data movement and of course data management in open source,” Farmer said. “One important exception has been open source data visualization, a critical component of analytics.” For example, d3 “has been an outstanding success and as a result is supported even by analytics tools which have their own highly-developed visualization capabilities,” Farmer said.

Source: healthdatamanagement.com
Author: Bob Violino

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