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Storage Internal Data Formats

(Overheard) Kevin Weil[1]:

one petabyte for a trillion Tweets might become 10 petabytes for a trillion Tweets

So far I’ve ignored the topic of internal data formats. Now I’m wondering how important is it for midscale (nb non Google, non-Facebook, non-Twitter scale) applications?

Update: Make sure you are checking the comments below for more details on why data format is important.


  1. Kevin Weil: Analytics Lead at Twitter, @kevinweil  ()

Original title and link: Storage Internal Data Formats (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)