The Big Data Is The New Normal
The size of the data set is about the least interesting aspect of these platforms. What we call "big data" is really a building-block approach to databases.
What is surprising is just about every new database installation or project I hear about sits atop a big data foundation. The projects focus on data, looking at new ways to mine data for interesting information. From retail-buying trends, to weather analysis, to security intelligence, these platforms are the direction the market is heading. And it's because you can Hadoop. Cassandra. Mongo. Whatever. And it's developer-driven -- not IT or DBA or security. Developers and information architects specify the data management engine during their design phase. They are in the driver's seat. They are the new "buying center" for database security products.
Since the bulk of the questions I get are now focused on big data, I am going to begin shifting coverage a bit to cover more big data topics and trends. And I'll spend some time addressing the questions I am getting about security and uses for big data. Yes, I will continue coverage of interesting relational security as I get questions or new trends develop, but because most of you are asking about big data, I'm going to rebalance coverage accordingly. Read full story on Dark Reading
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