There is no universal definition of what constitutes “Big Data” and Wikipedia offers only a very weak and incomplete one: “Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time”.
Big data spans three dimensions: Volume, Velocity and Variety.
Volume – Big data comes in one size: large. Enterprises are awash with data, easily amassing terabytes and even petabytes of information. Velocity – Often time-sensitive, big data must be used as it is streaming in to the enterprise in order to maximize its value to the business. Variety – Big data extends beyond structured data, including unstructured data of all varieties: text, audio, video, click streams, log files and more.
BumbleBI launched a new service provider called:
SQL Hotel – Shared and dedicated hosting of SQL Server databases and solutions.
Our servers are hosted in EasyNet’s datacenter at Schiphol-Rijk (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) which is directly connected to one of the world’s fastest internet hubs: Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX).
Ideal for smaller databases without paying the expensive licensing costs.
Or for the large corporations for world-wide database access for free usage of Excel, PowerPivot, Power View and/or tablet apps.
Our Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) consultants can support deploying your data to this cloud-environment (near realtime of by a daily import job).
The databases of these software suites can be made available in our SQL Hotel environment for analysis, reporting, data mining and more: