The evolution toward coexistence of Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL is a new step in Big Data maturity. As 2013 approaches, Big Data may move from hot topic to practical reality for managing machine data streams, with operational intelligence, transformation and streaming analytics fro Big Data in motion. SQL may have taken a punch or two in 2012, but it refused to go down for the count. Companies specializing in the alternative NoSQL and Hadoop have brushed up their SQL credentials. A prime example was Hadoop startup Cloudera as it looked to enhance its SQL standing with Impala, a Hadoop software offering that supports interactive queries using SQL.

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