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June 2, 2014

The Internet of Things, it's not Big Data

That's right. The Internet of Things is not big data. It's continuous data. If big data is an ocean, continuous data is a tributary. And...

A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Wikipedia

Nor does data flow directly into a big data platform. A big data platform is volume. It's not velocity, and it's not variety. It flows directly into a stream processor and / or database, relational or NoSQL, before it flows into a big data platform.

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May 1, 2014

MongoDB + Big Data, Almost There

When it comes to big data, MongoDB is almost there. It's a start, and that's a good thing.

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March 6, 2014

The Big Data / Fast Data Gap

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Apache Hadoop the big data platform. It was designed to derive value from volume. It can store and process a lot of data at rest, big data. It was designed for analytics. It was not designed for velocity.

It’s a warehouse. Is efficient to add and remove many items from a warehouse. It is not efficient to add and remove a single item from a warehouse.

Data sets are stored. Information is generated from historical data, and you can retrieve it. Pure Volume

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