Moving data to compute or compute to data? That is the Big Data question

Dorky attempts at geek Shakespere aside; as the volume, complexity, and variability of your data systems increase in … entropy …, this becomes a fundamental question in whether one scales up or scale out their data problem. Apologies for the nerdy chemistry references in advance – which starts with this picture of Dr. Arthur Grosser (more later) As noted in the previous post Scale Up or Scale Out your Data Problems? A Space Analogy, the decision to scaling up or scaling out your data problem is a key facet in your Big Data problem.  But just as important as the…

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