Sep
11

3 Tips on Data Storage Management

Posted on September 11, 2013 by Rick Farnell

One of the greatest business drivers of Big Data adoption is an organization’s focus on Cost Containment and Scale. While there are certainly situations where the use of traditional data storage solutions is appropriate, we find more often than not that newer Big Data technologies are a better way to meet an organization’s needs. Below we’ve outlined…

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Jul
17

SolrCloud Terminology

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Ryan Tabora

What is SolrCloud? While the ability to shard a logical Solr index is an excellent feature, managing it can prove to be quite challenging. Managing a distributed Solr cluster pre-SolrCloud meant facing a number of complex challenges: * Maintaining a consistent view of the index – Updates and deletes must be directed to the correct…

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Jul
16

How Big Data is Different – the Technology

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Field Cady, Douglas Moore, and Ryan Tabora

When a dataset gets too big for your computer to handle comfortably, there are a lot ways to speed up a computation.  You can add RAM, remove other processes, or overclock the CPU.  You can even upgrade to the fastest processor on the market.   But at some point these are all quick fixes; they might…

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