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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MongoDB

Created by the founders of DoubleClick, MongoDB is another popular open source NoSQL data store. It stores structured data in JSON-like documents with dynamic schemas called BSON (for Binary JSON). MongoDB has been adopted by a number of large enterprises, including MTV Networks, craigslist, Disney Interactive Media Group, The New York Times and Etsy. It is available under the GNU Affero General Public License, with language drivers available under an Apache License. The company 10gen offers commercial MongoDB licenses.

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