Memory Wall? What Memory Wall?

by Holger Pirk, MIT CSAIL* Background With current RAM prices at less than $10K for a Terabyte, in-memory data management is viable, even for “big” data – especially for big data. Given enough Variety and Veracity, however, analyzing a Terabyte of “big” data … Continue reading

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Wanted: Big Data Interfaces for End Users

As Big Data proliferates, our community unfortunately is not taking full advantage of the web to provide better information-management tools to help end users. We need to follow the philosophy behind the DataHub project: The value of data is directly … Continue reading

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