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The New NoSQL: How Enterprise Search and Distributed Computing Bring Big Data Within Reach

Published: 21 February 2014

ID: G00259470

Analyst(s): Darin Stewart


Combining the scaling capacity of distributed computing with the near-real-time information access of enterprise search, and the ability to do so in the cloud, provides a streamlined entry into the big data realm while still supporting the full search, discover and analyze life cycle.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Search + Distributed Computing Is the New NoSQL
  • Searching Outside of the Search Box
    • Enriching and Improving on Raw Content
    • Combining Documents and Databases
    • Fun With Facets
    • The Limits of Search
  • Divide and Conquer With Distributed Computing
    • MapReduce in a Nutshell
  • Building Big Indexes
    • Creating an Analytics-Oriented Search Schema
    • Keep Your Data Close and Your Indexes Closer
    • Crunching Content in the Cloud
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Crawl and Crunch Your Content in the Cloud
  • Generate Multiple Purpose-Built Indexes
  • Precalculate as Many Answers as Practical
  • Give Preference to Open-Source Solutions



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