The use of big data to create business value has been around for over a decade in advanced research laboratories and advanced engineering research centers within large corporations. Traditionally termed HPC (high performance computing), big data provided significant advances in nuclear research, mineral exploration, material sciences, and computer modeling.
The term 'big data' is now applied more broadly to cover commercial environments, thanks to massive technology improvements, including: faster and cheaper processing power, clustered computing, lower cost SATA storage, and increased network performance, enabling companies to perform computing tasks that previously required highly sophisticated and costly systems.
Noted storage analyst, writer, and principal at StorageMojo.com, Robin Harris, and Panasas Chief Marketing Officer, Barbara Murphy, will discuss the many facets of big data and the storage systems required to support big data workloads:
Recorded: March 13, 2012
Duration: 43 minutes
How the big data concept has evolved over the years
How big data fuels design and discovery
How leveraging big data drives compelling business value