Every one carrying out business intelligence for a large organization knows that data volumes are exploding. The rule of thumb, so they say, is that the amount of data stored by businesses doubles every year to 18 months. As another story we introduced this month shows, managing multiple-terabyte databases entails its own set of challenges and work-arounds.
Or if you think 100 terabytes is small change, check out what the people managing 1,000 terabytes are learning. In another article we published recently, the people running petabyte-sized databases -- yes, such things actually exist -- share what they're learning as well.