back to article Microsoft says scale-out storage not needed for big data

Infrastructure vendors’ vision of big data rigs based on scale-out NAS won’t come to fruition, according to the Microsoft executive heading the company’s big data push for SQL Server 2012. David Campbell, a Microsoft Technical Fellow in the Data & Storage Platform Group claims personal responsibility for Microsoft’s adoption of …


This topic is closed for new posts.

Course you don't.

640K is all you'll ever need.

Bronze badge

turning data into something the average executive can understand

Just run the printouts through a shredder, boil it up and call it oatmeal.

Silver badge

Fluent in Excel

Yes, writing our "big data" apps in Excel is a terrific idea. Proprietary, unreadable, very difficult to debug, unmaintainable ... it's nearly the perfect language. And the list of Excel-based disasters in finance, genomics, etc shows just how well it does in practice.

Having those apps written by new grads with little or no real-world experience will make it even better. (My assumption is that most of the ones who do have experience, thanks to co-op programs, internships, and the like, will get better jobs.)

We'd be better off with FORTRAN '77. Hell, we'd be better off if these SQL-Server-based visualization apps were written purely in T-SQL.

This topic is closed for new posts.