Starting a new series. The BIG data series!

Over the next few weeks I will be starting up a new series which I am hoping will have at least a dozen posts.  I am looking to cover a lot of the high level concepts around big data.  Scaling, data format, software, and using the data will be amongst the topics I will cover.

It is no surprise that I am looking for a job. Over the past few months I’ve had many interviews and have noticed that all companies had similar problems. BIG DATA. Most of these companies had issues scaling their databases for either performance or storage reasons.  Many others were simply unable to pull and use their data efficiently because it would take seconds to get results from a fairly simple query.

I’ll be looking to keep the posts bit sized as this one will be. I look forward to getting feedback or suggestions on topics related to Big Data that I should cover.

Stay tuned, the first post coming shortly will be on scaling.