Big Data

Big Data

Big Data and HPC

One consequence of “big data” is high-performance computing is creeping into the enterprise space. High-performance computing, known as HPC, was once confined to scientific and engineering endeavors that require immense number crunching, such as modeling weather systems or nuclear reactions. Now enterprises are deploying their own big data analytics as they seek to process and […]

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Hadoop & Big Data Analysis

Enterprises generate vast volumes of data every day and they need to extract business value from this information. However, data troves are so huge that traditional business intelligence tools like relational databases and math packages are no longer effective. What has recently emerged as the de facto standard for big data analysis is Apache Hadoop, […]

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Big Data Footprint

Definitions of big data, like those of clouds, vary, but at its essence big data is simply very big data sets.  How big is relative.  On one extreme, big science initiatives like the Large Hadron Collider or global climate studies routinely produce data sets that are many petabytes in size.  Large enterprises also confront petabyte-sized […]

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