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Software Architecture for Big Data and the Cloud by Bruce Maxim, Maritta Heisel, Nour Ali, Rami Bahsoon, Ivan Mistrik

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Foreword by Ian Gorton

Ian Gorton     North Eastern University, Seattle, WA, USA

There are many estimates of the size of the digital data that exists in the world right now, and as many predictions of how it will grow. For example, one source predicts that digital data will grow from a recently estimated 500 exabytes to 40 zettabytes in the next 5 years. That's exponential growth with a bullet. It's impossible to be accurate, of course, but at these volumes a few percentage points error is really neither here nor there. You really only have to be a dweller in the Internet age to experience this exponential growth of data, right there, through your browser windows.

Organizations working at these scales of data, and writing the software to ...

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