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Op-Ed: Cracks in the Oracle Empire

Will March 2013 be the turning point where Big Data begins to noticeably eat away at the database establishment? In "Cracks in the Oracle Empire," Wall Street Journal writer Steve Rosenbush reported Oracle Corporation executives blaming the sales force for…

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The Race is On with Open Source

At Think Big we're focused on helping customers create measurable value from Big Data. Fast access to that data is becoming mandatory as enterprises move beyond the first phase of adoption of Big Data. Over the last few months a number of…

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MongoSV Conference

It was great attending the MongoSV conference last week. The conference was packed with attendees from a mix of backgrounds, showing lots of interest in scaling with MongoDB. There were some good technical talks from 10gen about their database. I…

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Foursquare’s MongoDB Outage

Foursquare recently suffered a total site outage for eleven hours. The outage was caused by unexpected uneven growth in their MongoDB database that their monitoring didn't detect. The system outage was prolonged when an attempt to add a partition didn't…

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LinkedIn’s Data Infrastructure

Jay Kreps of LinkedIn presented some informative details of how they process data at the recent Hadoop Summit. Kreps described how LinkedIn crunches 120 billion relationships per day and blends large scale data computation with high volume, low latency site…

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