There is no doubt that Big Data has exploded over the last 12 months.
So I asked Mike: “What do you look for in a company before you make an investment?” His response was certainly interesting.
Apache Cassandra is an open-source, column-group style NoSQL database that was developed by Facebook and inspired by Amazon’s Dynamo database.
By Constant Contact’s estimates, the relational route would have required a $2.5 million investment and nine months of development.
To accommodate eBay’s explosive data growth— its data centers perform hundreds of millions of reads and writes each day—and the increasing demand to process data at blistering speeds, eBay needed a solution that did not have the typical bottlenecks, scalability issues and transactional constraints associated with common relational database approaches.
Gathering and analyzing shoppers’ behavioral data is one step towards providing customers with a superior online experience they’ll be crowing about.
As seen with the IPO of Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK), the Big Data industry is certainly red hot.
“Steve Jobs taught us all that a vision can be realized even in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.