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Zillabyte Gives Small Developers a Leg-Up in Big Data Analysis Game

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Applications that analyze big data are used in academia to do everything from understand why ... More

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Published 25 Sep 2014

The chase to harness big data has become one of the next great aspirations both in the public and private sectors. But what’s more amazing than the fact that the data we’ve created online over the past two years eclipses the prior record of human civilization, is that now we have methods to capture, analyze and use it, according to Weatherhead University Professor Gary King in an article published by Harvard Magazine.

 

Applications that analyze big data are used in academia to do everything from understand why people change their political beliefs to mapping the human genome, and in the private sector to recommend what Netflix film you should watch or who you should befriend on LinkedIn. For all its potential implications, though, data analytics remains prohibitively complicated and expensive for most organizations to take full advantage of. According to The Wall Street Journal, large corporations are offering data scientists with minimal experience $200,000 to $300,000 starting salary. And, until recently, big data has been mostly tackled by big business.

 

However, smaller developers recently got a leg up in the big data analysis game with the re-launch of Zillabyte, a cloud platform for data analysis.

 

Zillabyte allows developers to concentrate on building their data analysis app instead of worrying about the infrastructure for large-scale and distributed app analysis.

 

“Our technology does the legwork to make distributed computing accessible and affordable for businesses with big vision and an intelligent budget,” says co-founder Jake Quist...