Big data has become those scary words few organizations want to hear, let alone discuss. However, many information professionals would like the opportunity to take on this challenge. The negotiation between the top and middle management seems to hold much progress at a standstill. Most CIOs have trouble working with big data themselves and they have little, or nothing, to offer to business users. CMSWire brought this situation to our attention in their article, “Cloudera Unveils Big Data Search, No Special Training Required.”

Recently, Cloudera Search was introduced as a fully integrated search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. Cloudera Search is powered by a leading open source search engine, Apache Solr. This product can perform interactive, natural language keyword searches and faceted navigation on data without additional training or advanced programming knowledge.

Melody K. Smith

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