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Mike Brown, the CTO at ComScore, knows a bit about managing big data. Every day 12 terabytes of information rushes into his cluster of 80 servers running the open-source software Hadoop, which sorts and analyzes the data for a host of clients who want to know things like which online vendor sold the most e-cards or how fast Facebook is growing in Brazil. "We ingest 32 billion new rows of a data a day," he says.
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#1 You will need to think about big data
Because if you can't handle zettabytes, what will you do with yotta- xona- and vundabytes?/p>