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Big Data

Big data is one of those hot buzz words.  But what is "big data"? This presentation by Amazon Web Services, Big Data and the Cloud a Best Friend Story, helps you understand the big picture.  This video provides a little more detail, What is Hadoop?. Mapreduce is part of big data, much more technical but it really helps you understand big data.

A few interesting statements from the presentations:

  • Data is the new raw material for any business on par with capital, people, labor.
  • Data is growing at 75x, IT resources to manage the data is growing at 1.5x.
  • While relational databases are important, there are other important tools.
  • A lot of this has to do with scaling efficiently
Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 06:27AM by Registered CommenterCharlie in , | CommentsPost a Comment

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