In 2014, big data technology goes mainstream — and real-time

Government managers want faster access to data and analytics as they address a host of issues in 2014, including cybersecurity, fraud detection, crime prevention, medical research, weather modeling and situational awareness.

As a result, big data tools that deliver rapid access, real-time analysis and pattern recognition will be in big demand in 2014, industry experts say. To carry that out, ‘must-have’ tools for agency data managers include: Apache Hadoop, the open-source framework that breaks up large data sets and distributes the processing work, and NoSQL databases, which can handle unstructured data and deliver fast query speeds across large data sets. Next year these tools will become more widely deployed working in conjunction with traditional IT systems and databases,” say government IT watchers.

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