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Archive for April, 2012

Big Data Origins

Wikipedia attributes the concept of big data as follows:

There has been a lot of buzz about a new Hitachi storage platform. Today we announced our Hitachi Unified Storage (HUS) system for the midrange and enterprise markets, which confirms these rumors and redefines the industry’s notion of unified storage. The reason for the buzz has been the excitement that it has generated in our [...]

Last month after I had visited Asia, I blogged about how information is being made available to a whole new population of users who were not connected to the e-life of the internet but are now connected to the m-life of the mobile phone: Information: No Longer for the Privileged Few

Last month Intel announced their latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 with the ability to deliver up to 80% improved performance, new integrated I/O with PCI Express (that can triple the movement of data in and out of the processors), and improved performance per/watt of over 50% gain on SPEC power.

In the last few weeks there have been some major announcements for magnetic storage hard disk drives.

Last Friday the markets were closed, so much of the financial media spent the day talking to analysts to get their views on the recovery, such as it is. One of the top stories in the US was around the job market slowdown in March, which had the lowest increase since October.

Technical Deep Dive’s Nigel Poulton responded to my post and Twitter conversation on the relevance of Tier 1 controllers with a post of his own. In his blog, Nigel writes that he believes SSDs have changed the game and the need for Tier 1 controllers. He ends his post with this summary:

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