What is the technology stack that makes big data go? And how does it work with cloud computing? Here’s how three successful companies – SoftLayer, Cloudant and Rosetta Stone – work at different layers of the big data technology stack, TechRepublic reports.

The foundation of a big data processing cluster is made of machines. Like relational data clusters, these machines usually have plenty of memory, CPU and storage. However, big data machines don’t have to be scaled up – they can be scaled out by adding more machines. The ability to scale out makes them a good match for cloud computing.


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