Nice article, nice overview of some Big Data approaches and technologies. Thanks. 🙂
One of the main issues we see is how to integrate Big Data noSQL technologies with SQL, particularly SLQ systems already up and running but also from a new design starting point.
This issue is of great interest to organizations that have SQL databases and related user-interface systems already, and need to consume/use newer non-structured data. Even in that case there are two important subsets: one where the data is petabytes or more and one can afford a major effort, and one where is it less but still a lot (perhaps up to a PB or so to start) and requiring analytics, but it is desired to be done as an add-on to a SQL-based database system with additional storage, and with software that integrates well with SQL. So I am looking forward as well to your next installment with the specific SQLServer example.