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Archive for May, 2011

Analytics as a Service, could be

Posted by Brad Greene on May 9, 2011

The idea of offering analytics as a specialization in the world of SaaS, or software as a service, has been around for a while now. In healthcare you have companies like Verisk and in the web space there is Google of course. Whether the offerings are really a form of SaaS or just spin, like putting the word “cloud” in front of your favorite technology platform, depends on the company in question. However, a friend posted a link to an article by Derrick Harris about Opera Solutions on his Facebook page that caught my attention. The article is titled Check Out the Big Data Expert You’ve Never Heard Of. Nope never have, and it was interesting to read up on what they are doing. Besides the article you can go to the company web site here, Opera Solutions. Sounds like a smart group of people doing something well. I also noted they are making use of Hadoop tech here. This company is worth keeping an eye on.

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