In Pictures: 9 open source Big Data technologies to watch

With more and more companies storing more and more data and hoping to leverage it for actionable insights, Big Data is making a big splash these days. Open source technology is at the core of most Big Data initiatives. Here are nine key open source Big Data technologies to keep an eye on.

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Apache Cassandra

Another NoSQL data store, Apache Cassandra is an open source distributed database management system developed by Facebook to power its Inbox Search feature. Facebook abandoned Cassandra in favor of HBase in 2010, but Cassandra is still used by a number of companies, including Netflix, which uses Cassandra as the back-end database for its streaming services. Cassandra is available under the Apache License 2.0.

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