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Here are some of the key points from the keynotes from EMC world.
Gartner says that by 2011 there will be 1337 Exabytes.
179 Exabytes of information has been created so far this year.
In the next two years we will see a trend moving further away from using Tape for backup and recovery. It will still be used for long term archiving, but day to day restores will come from disk.
During the raw data into useful information is becoming more and more of a challenge for IT departments and business units.
What I’m gathering from the keynotes is that the amount of data is exploding. I see this as a great thing for us DBAs as, the bulk of data that companies have is going to be stored within the database. I know that the company which I work for (Awareness Technologies) creates about 110 Gigs of information per day. Now with our products policy we keep this data for 14 days (unless the customer pays us to keep the data longer). This means that we have about 1.5 Terabytes of information within our data center that our customers are looking at on a daily basis. This much data, with such a high data change rate is just a crazy amount of data change.
Sites with high data change rates have specific challenges some of which I will be talking about (specifically how they relate to Microsoft SQL Server) on 6/11/2008 at 12:00 PM PST when I present a geekspeak session “geekSpeak: Spatial Data in SQL Server 2008 with Denny Cherry”. I’ll post the link to this webcast when I get it.
Since my laptop battery is dieing I’ll have to wrap this up for now. Check back later for more.