In my post from last year, I had asked the rhetorical question What’s so BIG about “Big Data”. I had the honor of announcing the largest known Analysis Services cube – at 24TB – in which the source of this cube is 2PB from a huge Hadoop cluster.
For those whom had attended the PASS 2011 session Tier-1 BI in the world of Big Data, Thomas Kejser, myself, and Kenneth Lieu were honored to discuss the details surrounding this uber-cube. At that time, I had promised the case study would only be months away…
Alas, it took a little while longer to get the case study out – 13 months – but nevertheless, I am proud to re-announce (I did tweet it last week) that the Yahoo! 24TB Analysis Services / Big Data case study has been published: Yahoo! Improves Campaign Effectiveness, Boosts Ad Revenue with Big Data Solution.
For those whom like a graphical view of this case study, embedded below is an excerpt of the Yahoo! TAO Case Study from the above mentioned PASS 2011 session.