Managing Big Data

Itís a question of scale

Published/updated: March 2012

By Andrew Buss

Way back in the mists of time, when computers were first developed as servers they used specialised external storage devices Ė often large tape drives or hard disks Ė that attached through a proprietary interface. As time went by, the computers shrunk in size but increased in capability. The storage shrunk in size even more Ė allowing disks to be directly attached within the server. ..........

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