Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Relationship Between Virtualization, Big Data and Cloud Computing

Virtualization is about taking a single large compute resource and making it act like many smaller resources.

Big Data is about taking many smaller compute (and storage) resources and making them act like one big resource.

Cloud computing is about easily changing my compute and storage resources as needed.

Big Data can leverage cloud computing to scale the size of the "one big" resource as needed.