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Big data: Everyone’s talking about it, and every company (supposedly) has it. But what exactly is it, and why should you care? Join GigaOM Pro and Cloudera for “Hadoop, big data and business: a match made in heaven,” a free analyst roundtable webinar on March 7.

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Apache Hadoop has been positioned as the technology to help companies leverage big data to learn about their customers, markets, products and operations. But is it right for you? Understanding what big data is, how it can help companies solve business challenges, and why Hadoop is the right technology match for working with large data sets will help IT professionals and CIOs cut through the hype and get to real answers.

This webinar will examine the most common use cases for Hadoop as well as the characteristics of big data that make nontraditional ways of managing it important and essential for businesses today.

Some of the topics we will discuss include:

  • What are the characteristics of big data that make traditional data warehouse systems unable to manage it?
  • What makes Hadoop so special for large data sets?
  • What are some examples of big data challenges and where Hadoop is solving these challenges?
  • What are the next steps in the evolution of Hadoop, and how can enterprises get started with it?

Our panel of experts includes:

This free analyst roundtable webinar, hosted by GigaOM Pro and our sponsor Cloudera, will take place on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 10 a.m. PST.  Register today to claim your spot.

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