7 top tools for taming big data by Peter Wayner.
- Jaspersoft BI Suite
- Pentaho Business Analytics
- Karmasphere Studio and Analyst
- Talend Open Studio
- Skytree Server
- Tableau Desktop and Server
Not as close to the metal as Lucene/Solr, Hadoop, HBase, Neo4j, and many other packages but not bad starting places.
Do be mindful of Peter’s closing paragraph:
At a recent O’Reilly Strata conference on big data, one of the best panels debated whether it was better to hire an expert on the subject being measured or an expert on using algorithms to find outliers. I’m not sure I can choose, but I think it’s important to hire a person with a mandate to think deeply about the data. It’s not enough to just buy some software and push a button.