We certainly are in the age of big data: more than 90% of the world’s data has been created over the last several years, and the amount of data is doubling roughly every two years. By 2020, IDC estimates that we will produce 44 zettabytes of data every year — that’s 44 trillion gigabytes! This includes all of the data that humans produce through various online activities, in addition to the data collected by Internet of Things devices. Read More
Healthcare generates big data, but is still behind in effectively and securely managing and analyzing electronic health records, test results, emails, private communications, and research. Healthcare organizations and hospitals are turning to data centers to safely store information on and off campuses. Read More
When you watch streaming content, you are looking at the product of big data. It takes huge amounts of data to deliver and tabulate the content, and it takes algorithms to plan which content to deliver. The biggest success story to emerge from that big data model for entertainment is Netflix. Read More
Big data is frequently discussed in data centers across the country. Whenever IT professionals are talking about it, the topic of Linux clusters cannot be far off. In recent years, big data is the term that has come to represent extremely large sets of data. In the past, the technology to capture and analyze this often fast-moving data did not exist; therefore the data was discarded or ignored. Read More
Barring some cataclysmic unforeseen event, the world’s demand for increased server capacity is pretty much a sure thing.
How do we know this? Let’s look at three buzzwords that continue to be popular in the tech sector: Big Data, Mobile and the Internet of Things. Read More