Implementing big data solutions

Adrian Waddy

In this chapter we look at the topic of big data. In particular, we consider the rise of the phenomenon and talk about how an organisation can identify whether a big data approach to their data assets is likely to be beneficial. We shall consider the closely related but separate consideration of cloud-based computing and the options that encounter a decision maker at the outset of a big data project. We also discuss the benefits of standardising approaches to similar types of data assets and how we might store and model them depending on differing use cases, and examine the advantages and disadvantages of a monolithic big data platform approach compared with a multi-cluster one. And finally, we shall briefly note the importance of organising and staffing for a successful big data implementation.

In a few short years big data has gone from being a fringe subject, of interest to only international scale physics experiments11See and Internet giants, to one that affects many businesses and organisations across nearly all industries. This has been precipitated by the rapid digitisation of data, the receding of digital storage as a

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here