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Big data by the numbers
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of July 1, 2012
A recent ESG survey highlights the growing importance of big data analytics and its increasing relevance to the storage market. While the term “big data” has been expanded to mean many things to many people, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) defines it as “data sets that exceed the boundaries and sizes of normal processing capabilities, forcing you to take a non-traditional approach.” It’s clear that application and processor advancements are creating demands on data storage infrastructures that exceed normal processing capabilities. ESG recently conducted some research into big data processing trends to see just how far storage boundaries are being pushed and we came back with some pretty interesting findings. @pb Data analytics takes on new importance First off, big data analytics is becoming increasingly important for both IT and the business side. In a 2011 survey, we asked large midmarket (500 to 999 employees) and enterprise (1,000 employees and up) IT decision makers familiar with their organization’s current database ...
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