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SQL-MapReduce® for Advanced Analytics
By Rick F. van der Lans, R20 Consultancy
From the early days of decision support systems to the present world of data warehousing, business intelligence, and analytics, the need for analytical capabilities has increased. In the beginning, users were satisfied with relatively straightforward reports, but today they demand advanced online analytical capabilities, such as forecasting, predictive modeling, and clustering.
In addition, data latency has become a more critical issue. It used to be acceptable for users to access week- and sometimes month-old data, compared to today, when users want to analyze data no older than a few seconds. In the past, we could keep our data warehouse relatively small by storing only aggregated data...