Monday, January 05, 2015

Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access — Tech News and Analysis [GigaOM]

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"Access heralded the beginning of self-service data management and, perhaps ironically, it gave rise to widespread adoption of client/server databases in the enterprise. In order for Hadoop and other big data analytics technologies to see the same sort of adoption, we need a tool like Access that can serve as a catalyst, allowing business users to model concretely the kinds of big data systems that they need.

Such a product, call it “Big Access”, would connect to cloud data sources, spreadsheets, enterprise data sources, log files, and perhaps certain machine data beyond those log files. Big Access would also provide functionality for data quality, data blending, and data shaping. It would provide basic data visualization capabilities, though it would leave the fancy stuff to tools that already cover the visualization space."
Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access — Tech News and Analysis
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