Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Big Data cartoon - a day in life of a Big Data startup

Have you ever been a part of a startup? The normal worries: the team, the investors, the payroll, the plans?

Now, in a Big Data startup it's magnified: Big Data is unwieldy, it may cost, your Amazon clusters have been running idle for a week, and your monthly bill is in the thousands, and your board is questioning you on the slow progress. Add to this that your HBase code works on a single node but not on a cluster, and you got a perfect storm.

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