big data

Right-Sizing Your Big Data Infrastructure

Last month at the Strata-Hadoop conference I was privileged to give a presentation in the Solutions Showcase Theater. I spoke about right-sizing your big data infrastructure - how DriveScale can help you achieve [...]


What Ever Happened to Durability?

Durability is one of the fundamental properties that people expect from data bases and file systems.  From Wikipedia: "The durability property ensures that once a transaction has been committed, it [...]


Locality, Locality, Locality!

There are a number of papers and blog posts stating that disk locality for Hadoop is no longer relevant.  I disagree in the strongest terms, and present my case here. [...]