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Part Four: You’d Better Do Fast Data Right – A Five Step approach

The last post defined what the Corporate Data Architecture of the future will look like and how “Fast” and “Big” will work together.Read more



Cost accounting for SSDs – it’s RAM, not disk

Most discussions I have seen about choosing SSDs vs. spinning disk arrays for databases tend to focus on SSDs as a replacement for disk. SSDs don’t replace disk; they replace the RAM you would be using to cache enough disk pages to make up for the terrible random IO performance of spinning disk arrays.… Read more


Part Three: Designing a Data Architecture to Support Both Fast and Big Data

In post one of this series, we introduced the ideas that a Corporate Data Architecture was taking shape and that working with Fast Data is different from working with Big Data.… Read more


Big DataCamp LA 2014 Wrap-Up

Amazing. That’s about all I could say all day the Saturday before Father’s Day. I was asked to speak at the LA Big Data Camp (#BigDataCampLA) on that day, which I had happily agreed to before I actually realized it was _that_ weekend.… Read more