Is It a Big Data Company or a Pokémon? Who Even Knows Anymore?

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May 2 2014 4:17 PM

Is It a Big Data Company or a Pokémon? Who Even Knows Anymore?

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This is just the best thing that could happen on a Friday, or any day really. The cloud-obsessive parody account Big Data Borat realized something: It’s extremely difficult to tell Pokémon and big data services apart.

Behold: Crebase, Adabas, Feebas, Azurill, Hekaton, Akiban. This is beautiful.

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Big Data Borat will really put you through your paces with the hilarious, but incredibly difficult, “Is it Pokémon or #bigdata technology?” Google Drive-hosted quiz. The quiz pokes fun at industry knowledge tests that tech companies give to job applicants. And Big Data Borat has especially high standards. We’re always looking for new insights into what drives and underlies tech, and this is an epiphany for the ages. (No peeking at the answers below.)

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