"Big Enough" Data

"Big Enough" Data

Say the word “infrastructure” at Strata conference and you hear people start talking mostly about software. One of the biggest lessons I learned at the conference was that no one really cares about the hardware that “big data” sits on. Now, I am probably the biggest proponent of the fact that “spinning rust” doesn’t make a company money; it is the software that can extract the value out of the data that provides insights… Read more »

The Storage Alchemist from Strata 2013

The Storage Alchemist from Strata 2013

The Storage Alchemist talks about his findings from Strata 2013. Interesting that there wasn't much talk about infrastructure and infrastructure and data management are going to play a key role in the success and viability of Big Data. Also, the latest talk on the town around Big Data is Data Warfare - how do I spoof Big Data that help the bad guys drive the decision making process.

The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist

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 »