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Emerging Open-Source Analytics Stack Reflects Dynamism and Diversity of New Global Economy

The emerging open-source analytics stack is a cost-effective and practical alternative to monolithic BI solutions offered by traditional vendors. Beyond its potential as a lower-cost option, the new stack represents a clear break with the past. Unlike traditional analytic solutions, the new stack is defined by its flexibility, extensibility and open-source foundations.Moreover, the new stack enables business users to take advantage of analytics written in the R programming language, which is ideally suited to handle the challenges of Big Data. The traditional BI stack was designed to deal with historical data; the new stack is forward-looking and predictive. More than a handy collection of interoperable tools, the open-source analytics stack is a revolutionary intelligence platform for the new global economy.