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Data Analytics Platform

Definition - What does Data Analytics Platform mean?

A data analytics platform helps in performing the operations on data analytics as a complete package. In order to perform data analytics and to gain some useful insight from the enormous amounts of data, certain tools are used. These tools essentially work as a data as a platform tool.

Techopedia explains Data Analytics Platform

The data analytics platform works by supporting data-intensive applications and could simultaneously support the clusters of hardware. They work by using a set of general primitives in order to perform the analysis on a real-time basis.

There are various data analytics platforms available in the market today. Here are a few of them:

  • Hadoop: This is the well-known big data open-source tool which is licensed under the Apache v2 license. Hadoop is highly scalable and reliable, and works on the computational model MapReduce.
  • Storm: Storm is owned by Twitter and works almost the same way as Hadoop does.
  • Spark: This is an open-source data analytics platform developed in AMPLab. Apache Spark is fast and can run programs 100 times faster than Hadoop.
  • MapReduce: MapReduce works by processing a large amount of data in parallel.
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