Implementing SQL 2012 for Big Data{4}


In this article, the author discusses about how Microsoft released a new version of SQL Server 2012. With this update, SQL Server 2012 can help organizations analyze large amounts of data otherwise known as big data. Microsoft is promoting SQL 2012 as a very useful tool to observe big data and act as a link between unstructured data platforms and data warehouse based tools. An early user of SQL 2012 has to process about 350 GB of social networking data a day, by using SQL, SQL queries billions of rows of data in seconds and allows the user to iterate and test a large number of scenarios in a short amount of time.

The article related to our class topic this week because we discussed a bit more about SQL. I don’t have any experience in dealing with SQL but hopefully we can go in depth more in class. As far as I know, it seems like companies are starting to rely more and more on SQL even though there’s some potential security flaws with it.

I thought the article presented SQL 2012 as an innovative way to help deal with big data. As more and more people start becoming more reliant on the internet, social networking sites and the other services the internet provides, there’s a ton of data that companies have to deal with. If companies don’t utilize that data properly, they might lose out on potential business and all that data would just go to waste.

Jackson, J. (2012, March). Microsoft Courts Big Data Market With SQL Server Update. http://www.pcworld.com/article/251375/microsoft_courts_big_data_market_with_sql_server_update.html