When [the blog poster] first started running programs that dealt with big data — meaning both a lot of data about something or somebody and a lot of things or people to have some data about — big was actually pretty small.
[He] once built a system for a modern 300-bed hospital that ran everything (including patient records for half a million people) on less than 10GB (yes, you read that right) of high-performance disc storage.
Read more about the challenges of big data here. Sourced by CIO Insight
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