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Structure Big Data Roundup

Good number of articles from Derrick Harris over at GigaOm rounding up the Structure Big Data Conference. First, there’s a look at Hadoop, Cloudera, and alternatives to Cloudera from IBM, DataStax, Hadapt etc. in As Big Data Takes Off, the Hadoop Wars Begin, and second there’s a piece about Why Big Data Startups Should Take a Narrow View:

[…] analyzing social media data is not the same, either in technique or in purpose, as analyzing user data to feed a recommendation engine for a site like Netflix. And herein lies the opportunity. […] It’s a situation just begging for startups to fill the void between big data tools and actually using them for a particular task.

So where are the NoSQL startups targetting the financial industry?