Tag Archives: big data

Fuzzy Processing

This is really interesting. A computer chip that doesn’t exactly perform mathematical calculations correctly. That sounds crazy, and in some cases it is. Most of us want math to be exact, and work perfectly every time when we run calculations. … Continue reading

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More and More Data Growth

I wrote an editorial a few years ago about a Zettabyte (ZB) of data being created in a year in the world. This was 2012, and those seemed like crazy predictions. At the time I was doing some work with full text … Continue reading

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Getting Big Data

Many of us work with data every day. Often we do so at work, but plenty of us also look at data outside of our jobs. The recent Power BI Report contest shows that our colleagues look at all sorts of different … Continue reading

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A Good Use for Hadoop

Netflix is an amazing company. I’ve been a customer for over a decade, starting with the well known red envelopes that moved DVDs through the mail. Since then I’ve continued to subscribe as a streaming company and have enjoyed quite … Continue reading

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An Inconceivable Scale

One of the talks I give on SQL Server deals with unstructured data. I start out this talk looking at the scales of data we deal with and was been amazed by the research I did about how much data we … Continue reading

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Big Data Problems

Nate Silver is a “data guy.” He has made a career of analyzing data, and doing it well. His site, FiveThirtyEight, has become very popular in the last few years after some of their political predictions were surprisingly accurate. Now the … Continue reading

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Problems with Big Data

Big Data is constantly in the news. We’ve been asked at SQLserverCentral to try and develop some articles, perhaps even a stairway to explain what Big Data is and how we might use it. I’m still trying to grasp the … Continue reading

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Big Data Comes to Hiring

I remember first seeing kiosks a few years back in some stores such as Best Buy, Target, Barnes and Nobles, etc. The devices had banners above them that invited people to apply for a job using the computerized system. This … Continue reading

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Is Big Data Good for Data Professionals?

There’s a lot of hype around “big data”, a term being thrown around so much in the media that I’m not really sure what it means anymore. Is 1TB “big data”? Is 10,000 transactions/sec big data? Or does it mean … Continue reading

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Too Much Data

Many data professionals these days feel like they are working with too much data. Queries run slow, storage is constantly a concern, and our hardware is outgrown on a regular basis by the sheer amount of data that we need … Continue reading

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