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Precog Gives Big Data a Cloud Leg Up

Big data is ideal in some ways for the cloud. Once the data is in the cloud, the processing takes place remotely the results and analysis and updates are all that go up or down the wire. Simply put, big data apps shouldn't be chatty like an end-user productivity app with constant interaction.

But big data apps aren't sold at Best Buy. They usually aren't sold at all, but built. Developers tools, therefore, are paramount.

Precog has an infrastructure platform and tools and APIs for big data that is now in beta test.

While aimed at developers, the platform is claimed to need less hard-core development. For instance, Precog "eliminates the need for development teams to learn Hadoop and related complex data storage and analysis technologies, freeing them to focus on core application functionality," the company says.

The company offers a free version as well as a $12,000-a-month platinum edition.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/16/2012 at 12:47 PM


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