Sometimes the big data is bigger than you would like, and you need to hold onto it longer than you otherwise would for regulatory or business reasons. There's nothing worse than waiting to get a moldy gob of data back off tape, and it is even worse (and less likely to be successful) on a very large bucket of said musty data. …
The $10,000.00 (USD) per node holds true.
For some mysterious reason, data nodes in Hadoop or Appliances you end up paying around 10K a node (list price)
Even though there's Moore's law, you still end up paying 10K list, albeit getting more machine for your buck.
I've seen this when pricing out DELL, IBM xSeries, SGI/Rackable, and now Netezza.
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