Our recent 16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms collection has generated lots of interest and plenty of comments and questions. To respond to the latter, we jumped at the chance to do a Google+ Hangout with the editors of sister UBM website AllAnalytics so we could go deeper on the topic.
The questions during the discussion (see video interview below) covered many of the most frequently asked questions posted below our slide show — 21 comments and counting at this writing. How do you define big data analytics platforms or “big data” for that matter? What makes these “top” vendors, and are any of these platforms accessible to midmarket companies?
I elaborate on all these topics, but a few new questions from All Analytics editors Beth Schultz and Michael Steiner sparked good conversation and three points worth highlighting: