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Ten things every CIO should know about NoSQL

NoSQL and Big Data Analytics: 10 Things Every CIO Should Know
February 3, 2014
http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/slideshows/nosql-and-big-data-analytics-10-things-every-cio-should-know.html/#sthash.ZMrHqCZD.dpuf

CIOs of Fortune 1000 companies already understand the competitive edge IT systems can bring to their businesses, or they wouldn’t be in such a high corporate role. However, for many small and midsize companies, basic questions remain about how to prepare an older IT system for the 21st century and what big data technology should be considered to meet their needs. Should all enterprise data be stored, secured and maintained on the data center premises?  Should analytics functions be farmed out to cloud services, or should they be kept in-house?  What roles should new-gen IT such as NoSQL database, Hadoop and MapReduce play here? Hadoop and MapReduce have become popular tools for writing applications that rapidly process vast amounts of data in parallel on large clusters of compute nodes. NoSQL databases are designed for fast storage and retrieval of data without strictly using the tabular structure of SQL databases. In this eWEEK slide show, with insight from former Oracle and IBM executive and technology visionary/executive consultant Jnan Dash, we offer 10 basic facts every CIO should know about big data and emerging database technologies. 


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Jnan Dash is Senior Advisor at EZShield Inc., Advisor at ScaleDB and Board Member at Compassites Software Solutions. He has lived in Silicon Valley since 1979. Formerly he was the Chief Strategy Officer (Consulting) at Curl Inc., before which he spent ten years at Oracle Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Systems Architecture and Technology till 2002. He was responsible for setting Oracle's core database and application server product directions and interacted with customers worldwide in translating future needs to product plans. Before that he spent 16 years at IBM. He blogs at http://jnandash.ulitzer.com.