Posts Tagged ‘BigData’

Extreme databases: The biggest and fastest

November 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Calling something big or fast immediately begs the question, “Compared to what?” A “big” database for a small company is dwarfed by a national data repository growing by 28 petabytes per year, a “fast” database that processes transactions for an e-commerce site is slow compared to one that delivers access times measured in milliseconds in order to automatically execute stock trades.

But even if your company isn’t in the running for the biggest or fastest database on the planet, the lessons in administering such databases may be applicable to your environment. It’s a sure bet that the trends in this realm are going to filter down to databases of all sizes.

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Oracle reveals its Big Data, NoSQL and Hadoop developments

October 8, 2011 1 comment