Take 2 billion information-hungry internet users, add 4.3 billion cell phones and 30 billion RFID tags, and what do you get? Big data!
With information flowing on such an enormous scale (yeah, zettabytes), we need more effective ways of managing that data. Who better than IBM Data Management magazine to get to the bottom of this weighty topic? Their current feature, "Taming big data," explores the three dimensions of the big data challenge (volume, velocity, and variety), some technologies that are taking shape to address this need, and five skills that will be invaluable in the era of big data. And if you find yourself longing for more data management information (case in point!), then check out the latest issue of IBM Data Management magazine, which includes articles on SQL queries in the U.S. Senate and a behind-the-scenes look at certification testing.
If you like what you see, feel free to tweet your friends about it ... unless, of course, you think that would only compound the problem.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
Our other top features on developerWorks this week:
- Manage file access control lists on UNIX (AIX and UNIX)
- Integrate social networks into BPM: Collect Twitter data (Java technology)
- Use pseudo for non-root project builds (Open source)
- An easier way to design SOA services and schema definitions (Rational)
- Follow these steps to develop a plan for incremental capability improvement (Rational)
- Using policy analytics in WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WebSphere)
- Improve your taxonomy management using the W3C SKOS standard (XML)