Will Asia Leapfrog the World in Big Data?

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Over at Forbes, Tom Groenfeldt writes that while Asian organizations lag behind the U.S. and Europe in data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics investments, but don’t expect that to last says Phil Carter at IDC in Singapore.

Korea Telecom replaced an Oracle database with Hadoop after a five-year project to support 17 million telephone subscribers, 7.2 broadband subscribes and 15 million mobile users. The company needed more complex data analysis, especially of customer behavior. Beyond data volume, a key concern was data integration of structured and unstructured data. The company found that Hive was the best solution for a smooth transition from Oracle to Hadoop. From Hadoop, data was exported to an OLAP Server and Oracle for business intelligence and a data warehouse.

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