Small data, big boxes. Big data, small boxes.

Yesterday I was in a briefing with Kevin Brown (CEO of Coraid) we were talking about the latest news from his company when he said something like this: “in the past people managed small data in big boxes, now they are managing big data in [many] small boxes”. I couldn’t agree more, I dug into this statement and this post is the result of my thoughts. The trend is looking watertight: vendors that are working on next generation storage architectures are building their products on few, but fundamental pillars. Commodity, strong parallelization/scale-out, Flash, ethernet, software and APIs. After the...

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