Scale Up or Scale Out your Data Problems? A Space Analogy

As I am writing more about Big Data, I’m been asked whether we need to have traditional relational or cube systems now that we have Big Data / NoSQL / Hadoop.  My responses are to note that these are different systems that serve different purposes even though both are used to better understand data. But before we dive into the specifics surrounding relational databases compared to Hadoop / Big Data, we need to first talk about the differences between solving the a data problem by scaling up the problem or scaling it out. One way to understand the difference is…

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