A programmer’s guide to big data: 12 tools to know

Whether they’re building big data applications or just trying to gather some insights from their mobile apps, developers have more need than ever for analytics tools. It’s a good thing so many companies are building tools designed with developers’ needs and skills in mind.

Startup Precog says big data doesn’t need to be so complex

Rather than rely on Hadoop or any other popular data-management tools to build a platform for democratizing data science, Precog decided to build its own system from scratch. That makes Precog stand out from the crowd, but it also means there’s little room for error.