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Big data

Voluminous amount of unstructured and semi-structured data such as the collective content on the internet and those within large social networking clouds. Big data are too big and costly to handle with traditional relational database. Various scaling techniques developed by website developers and the availability of low cost machines with a decent amount of processing power make it possible for large-scale data processing.

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horizontal scaling

Internet; Big data

A data processing approach that handles large volumes of data operations by employing clusters of comparatively low-specification servers. To handle more data, it's as easy as adding more machines to ...


Internet; Big data

CouchDB is a document-oriented database application with a JavaScript interface. It's designed for businesses with fairly large data sets who require a system that's low maintenance and easy to work ...


Internet; Big data

Any database that's spread across multiple machines needs some scheme to decide which machines should store a given piece of data. A sharding system makes such a decision by using the key for each ...


Internet; Big data

Mongo, whose name comes from "humongous", is a database application aimed at businesses with fairly large data sets who require a system that's low maintenance and easy to work with. MongoDB is a ...


Internet; Big data

MapReduce is an algorithm design pattern that originated in the functional programming world. In this design, a mapper function or script scans the input data and outputs a series of keys and values ...

vertical scaling

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A traditional database architectures designed to run well on a single machine, and the simplest way to handle larger volumes of operations is to upgrade the machine with a faster processor or more ...


Internet; Big data

Originally developed as an internal Facebook project, Cassandra has become the standard distributed database since it was released as an open sourced application. Cassandra offers a lot of power and ...

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