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Data Digest: Maximizing Content Analytics, Picking or Making Your Own Data Storage System

Seven ways to extract the greatest benefit from content analytics, plus choosing between object store and HDFS (or building your own) data storage system.

Maximizing Your Gains from Content  Analytics
(Source: Information Age)

Most enterprises have an analytics team in place yet suffer from a shortfall of skill and leadership. Here are seven ways to extract the greatest benefit from analyzing the content of your enterprise’s greatest asset -- your data.


Object Store or HDFS: Picking the Right Data Storage System
(Source: Datanami)

Two main third-party contenders exist when choosing a long-term data storage system: the HDFS (data lake) or the object-based storage system. Both have their pros and cons and it can be hard to choose which one will fit your enterprise better. This article helps make your  choice easier.

Making Your Own Data Storage System
(Source: Data Center Knowledge)

A third main option to a long-term data storage system is building your own. As with the HDFS and the object storage system options, it has its advantages and disadvantages. This article offers a primer for build commodity data center storage for your enterprise.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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