7 top tools for taming big data | Business Intelligence – InfoWorld

“Big Data” Etymology from Peter Wayner:

The industry now has a buzzword, “big data,” for how we’re going to do something with the huge amount of information piling up. “Big data” is replacing “business intelligence,” which subsumed “reporting,” which put a nicer gloss on “spreadsheets,” which beat out the old-fashioned “printouts.” Managers who long ago studied printouts are now hiring mathematicians who claim to be big data specialists to help them solve the same old problem: What’s selling and why?

via 7 top tools for taming big data | Business Intelligence – InfoWorld.

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