Sunday, July 29, 2012

Big Data

"Big Data lives in the cloud. It knows what we do." ~ Scott Adams

Regular readers already know I despise "clouds." But if you must ally yourself with Big Data* - there are things you should know.

As the use of the Cloud grows, so do its complications. The increasingly integral role of cloud computing in IT operations is accompanied by significant change and disruption for cloud users, their IT staffs and their technology providers, according to new research from IT trade association Dell CompTIA. ~ Mark Cox

If you want to be in the clouds - go with the free ones:

cloud (what it does best) free space available
  • (documents & document editing) 5g
  • (Music) 5g
  • (sound files & photos) 2g
  • (Microsoft office Projects) 7g
The following information comes to us via WikiPedia:::

*In information technology, big data[1][2][3] is a loosely-defined term used to describe data setsso large and complex that they become awkward to work with using on-hand database management tools. Difficulties include capture, storage,[4] search, sharing, analysis,[5] and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to "spot business trends, determine quality of research, prevent diseases, link legal citations, combat crime, and determine real-time roadway traffic conditions."[6][7][8]

"Big data" is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target, as of 2012 ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set...

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing and storage capacity [1]as a service [2] to a community of end-recipients. The name comes from the use of a cloud-shaped symbol[3] as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams[4]. Cloud computing entrusts services with a user's data, software and computation over a network.

There are three types of cloud computing:[5]

Using Software as a Service, users also rent application software and databases. The cloud providers manage the infrastructure and platforms on which the applications run.

End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or a light-weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and user's data are stored on servers at a remote location. Proponents claim that cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.[6][7]

Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence andeconomies of scale similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet).[8] At the foundation of cloud computing is the broader concept of converged infrastructure and shared services.[9]

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  1. Hello Dave! I refer you to your own recent post! Many thanks for the great infos!

    CLOUD COMPUTING - a hostile technical communism where you have no say over what is forced on you!

  2. Dude, really, quoting wikipedia, which in some cases is as bad as the author of the New Yorker article who fabricated Dylan quotes. And, by the way, the same company that still houses child porn.

  3. Big Data is best for financial firms to divide everything into smaller tasks, which are then distributed through many different servers.


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