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In this new era of heightened stakes comes an increased need for a comprehensive security strategy. Rob Gravelle takes a look at how cyber-threats have evolved and what you can do to thwart attackers.
Big data applications do not need the same infrastructure support teams as do more common applications. As the enterprise embraces big data, management assumes that staff sizes will decrease. What should be done with those unneeded technologists? One answer: convert them into technology consultants that collaborate and coordinate with the lines of business. In other words, give them customer-facing roles.
As more and more companies look to the cloud for their data storage needs, the same questions are being asked over and over again: if a security breech were to occur, who would be responsible and how much of a guarantee could the provider give us that our data would be safe from prying eyes.
Former AOL database architect and independent database consultant John Schultz benchmarks basic MongoDB from MongoDB, Inc. and TokuMX, the Tokutek high-performance distribution of MongoDB, to see which one performs best at scale. Focusing on a number of important performance characteristics — such as storage I/O and database insertion rates – Schultz tracked the degradation in performance for both products as database size increased. Here are his results.
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