Bring The Big Data Thunder - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Software // Information Management
Commentary
1/24/2006
02:13 PM
Commentary
Commentary
Commentary
50%
50%

Bring The Big Data Thunder

In this era of business intelligence application standardization and data aggregation, what could be better than one, super-huge database -- especially if it's a terabyte in size and sits on one PC?

In this era of business intelligence application standardization and data aggregation, what could be better than one, super-huge database -- especially if it's a terabyte in size and sits on one PC?It turns out that having your very own one-terabyte desktop PC isn't just a pipe-dream. On the contrary, it's entirely possible. And you can use our step-by-step instructions to build one.

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.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

News
How SolarWinds Changed Cybersecurity Leadership's Priorities
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  5/26/2021
Commentary
How CIOs Can Advance Company Sustainability Goals
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  5/26/2021
Slideshows
IT Skills: Top 10 Programming Languages for 2021
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  5/21/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Planning Your Digital Transformation Roadmap
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll