Massive data a problem… not really

by Robert Q
This article titled “Storing Massive Data: Distributed Data and the no SQL Movement”, talks about the general programs that are available to handle the problem of massive data. The author points out that “big data” is just huge amounts of information that are collected from all parts of the internet. The author explains some of the available software that are there to improve the storage of these data. Some of the software that the author mentions are Hadoop, Cloudera and Hortonworks, there are many other software that the author mentions. The author noticed that businesses are trying to find better and better software to handle their demand of information. Companies are starting to as some vendors such as Amazon and Oracle to develop better software that can handle real-time analysis database. As information continues to grow the future for this industry would appear to continue in its positive growth.


This article is interesting in the fact that the author goes over the basis of most of the software that certainly available to the public. The idea that most of these companies like Oracle have to continually update it software to stay ahead of the growing demand of information.  I would have think that improvement in all database software is at it max, however it would seem that businesses are continually looking for better programs and it is on the tech companies to provide these latest software and improvement to their old programs.


Miller, Michael. (2012, May 04). Pc magazine. Retrieved from

2 thoughts on “Massive data a problem… not really

  • May 13, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Just goes to show how we are never satisfied as a society! Always looking for the next big thing, the more efficient way, even the lest costly resource. We definitely go out of our way to find these new innovative ideas and it keeps us on our toes!

  • May 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I think Hadoop is attracting a lot of attention because it is opensource. And the other ones, such as Cloudera and Hortonworks are commercial versions but they offer support and implementation. One interesting thing I learned from the article is that it says that the noSQL movement doesn’t mean that SQL isn’t being used, it just means that other things besides SQL is being used. SQL is still heavily being used.

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