One of my favorite shows is Criminal Minds. I think most people that are like me, like those sorts of crime shows. However, I like Criminal Minds, and being in the data business, I like how Penelope Garcia has access to a TON of data that helps her help her team to solve crimes. (And yes, I know it is a TV show.) I am curious to know what the infrastructure looks like… Read more »
Big Data & Nanophotonics
Randy Arseneau (@truthinstorage) and I (@skenniston) are starting a new Podcast - Storage Alchemist. Here is an excerpt from our first episode - as we are playing around with how this is going to work.… Read more »
The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist
What had started out as a joke to a bunch of Californians has turned into “The Official Petition to Establish Hella as the SI Prefix for 10^27”. Today we have the Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte and Yottabyte. Most would think that this would be enough to last us for a while, but apparently, it isn’t.
In 2009 we had accumulated about 1ZB of data. Just one year… Read more »
Big Data is OUT, Real-time Data is IN
Okay, the time has come to retire “Big Data”. There was a great post in TechCrunch at the begining of the year, talking about "Why We Need to Kill Big Data", as well as a good tweet by Dr. Wells Martin about Big Data. First, the industry is ready for something new and “Big Data” is 1) Yesterday’s news, 2) Doesn’t really describe what consumers want… Read more »
The Business End of Storage
Last week I presented at an event for Storage Magazine in the famous London Tower Bridge (shown here) It was a fabulous venue. Dave Tyler, Editor of Storage Magazine for the UK gave a presentation that talked about the "buzzword bingo" vendors play with clients when trying to sell them storage arrays. His main point was customers should not be "baffled by the bull$h!%" (and yes, he did say bull$h!%).
It got me to thinking… Read more »