Big Data Issues: Performance, Scalability, Availability

Laura Matei


Nowadays, Big Data is probably one of the most discussed topics not only in the area of data analysis, but, I believe, in the whole realm of information technology. The simple typing of the words „big data” on an online search engine like Google will retrieve approximately 1,660,000,000 results. Having such a buzz gathered around this term, I could not help but wonder what this phenomenon means.

The ever greater portion that the combination of Internet, Cloud Computing and mobile devices has been occupying in our lives, lead to an ever increasing amount of data that must be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analyzed. These sets of data that we are generating are called Big Data.


Big Data, NoSQL, database, Hadoop, YCSB, performance test

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