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What's New in SQL Server 2012 by Jon Reade, Rachel Clements

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Big data and Hadoop: horses for courses

Next, we are going to touch on subjects you may be unfamiliar with. Until now, the Hadoop big data platform has been an open source, Linux-based system. The good news is that soon it will be Windows-based, delivering an easier to understand and configure, and more reliable system. First, let us look at big data.

What is big data?

Thik of three "V"s:

  • Velocity is the speed at which data is being thrown at your database. Data feeds from places such as stock exchanges or some industrial processes overwhelm relational databases. Technologies such as StreamInsight are one answer, allowing us to filter out just the data we need. But sometimes we want to keep all of the data, perhaps for later processing, or maybe ...

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