Welcome to HybridStat’s big data blog. This blog will contain news, tools and advice regarding the acquisition, maintenance, analysis and visualization of big data. According to Wikipedia, “…big data┬áis a collection of datasets┬áso large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage,┬ásearch, sharing, analysis┬áand visualization…”. The contents of this blog will be here to help you overcome the fears produced by words like “complex”, “analysis” and “management”.