In my quest to identify the key players in the Big Data space, I investigated the Gartner Magic quadrant for web analytics…
I then looked into courses that would help me learn about the field. IBM’s Big data university provided some great tutorials and I have already earned a few badges after passing the online learning tests.
The great thing about the course was that you could easily setup VMware to try out and play with the product and solutions that IBM provide.
The next really good industry resource that I stumbled upon was this video Elephant Riders where some of the key Big Data players debate about the relevance of Hadoop. The key companies present in the panel were MapR, Cloudera, HortonWorks and Continuity. The video is worth watching just to see the Elephant bouncing on the trampoline.
Overall this is a great to start to my journey in learning and investigating more about Big Data.