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BD and Libertarianism

“Data doesn’t invade people’s lives. Lack of control over how it is used does.”
~ Alistair Croll

I came across this quote, sensible as it is, while the gun control debate is re-energized due to current tragedies in the news, and can’t help but see the parallels with ‘guns don’t kill people’.     Continue…

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Venn Diagrams of DB-land circa 2012

Alex Popescu recently unearthed two charts depicting the Database landscape at his interesting blog. They are Venn diagrams, which are reproduced below. The first is sourced from InfoChimps, and the second, which is more complete, is taken from a research slide from The 451 Group. Enjoy.     Continue…

BD defined

Big Data is data which exceeds the processing capacity of conventional database systems.
~ Edd Dumbill, O’Reilly Press

If you’re not into sound-byte aphorisms, you could try reading this for starters.

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