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The amount of digital data that the world is creating and passing around is swelling a lot faster than revenues and profits at Hewlett-Packard and its peers in the traditional IT racket, but you can't blame them for getting excited about trying to capitalize on that data explosion. You can, however, blame them for overdoing it a …

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They could cut that data down to terabytes if they deleted all the LOL's and Smiley Faces.

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Re: deleting LOLs and smileys

Funnily enough, that's pretty much the approach that the LHC teams took when they faced a similar quantity of data. The design appears to be based on a draft spec of "maximise the number of bytes dropped per metre of cable between the inside and the outside".

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Brontobytes?

That should now of course be Apatobytes.

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It's all a fairy story of course.

After nearly 3 years of trying, a colleague and his team have yet to get anything useful out of IDOL :-(

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how long until

Atonomy can work on brontobytes?

Last I heard the largest Vertica cluster was in the ~16PB range that was about a year ago.

Too much data, 99.99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% is crap

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what

When did "brontobytes" become official? (even hellabytes is better known)

Why broken English the slides?

Does the NSA have a secret storage technology? Or where did they get and spend hundreds of trillions of dollars needed to store yottabytes?

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