Chapter 7. Big Data Storage Technology


On-Disk Storage Devices

In-Memory Storage Devices

Storage technology has continued to evolve over time, moving from inside the server to out on the network. Today’s push to converged architecture puts compute, storage, memory and network back into the box, where the architecture can be uniformly administered. Amidst these changes, the need to store Big Data has radically altered the relational, database-centric view that has been embraced by Enterprise ICT since the late 1980s. The bottom line is that relational technology is simply not scalable in a manner to support Big Data volumes. Not to mention, businesses ...

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