Big data is a universal phenomenon. Every business sector and aspect of society is being touched by the expanding flood of information from sensors, social networks, and streaming data sources. The financial sector is riding this wave as well. We examine here some of the features and benefits of Hadoop (and its family of tools and services) that enable large-scale data processing in finance (and consequently in nearly every other sector).
Three of the greatest benefits of big data are discovery, improved decision support, and greater return on innovation. In the world of finance, these also represent critical business functions….
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