Have you ever seen the American television show ‘Hoarders: Buried Alive?’ If not, it’s an interesting sight to behold. The show chronicles homeowners who keep everything they can get their hands on, regardless of its worth or significance. Some people hoard a particular item, such as milk cartons or bottle tops. Others just hoard anything and everything they can get their hands on: items bought from shopping channels, collectibles, old clothing, and even garbage.
If you’re in the IT business, you’ve probably heard about the data lake concept. Even though the term was coined a few years ago, it’s only recently being adopted by enterprises. And it’s still pretty controversial. Continue Reading
The good old data warehouse has serviced business admirably for decades. Generally structured as a relational database, it is the go-to data resource for all levels of users from the tech-savvy IT folks to the technologically challenged users who just need a quick query for their regular workday. Since the late 1980’s, this is basically all the business needed. Continue Reading
We are pleased to annouce the first Data-Lake-as-a-Service in the world! Bigstep’s Full Metal Data Lake is the easiest, most efficient way to store and access structured or unstructured exabyte-sized data. It integrates with your existing applications and systems, delivers unparalleled throughput, ensures enterprise grade security, and all for pennies on the gigabyte. It’s truly never been easier to work with big data.