Garth Gibson discusses the similaritis and differences between HPC and big data applications in terms of scale of data and challenges.
Most of the time I take filesystems for granted. But that’s exactly what NoSQL database are not doing. Just as a quick example, Basho has designed a special backend for Riak whose main focus is minimizing disk access in order to provide consistent performance.
Original title and link: Garth Gibson About HPV and Big Data Applications ( ©myNoSQL)