Found this great slide showing the fundamental differences between Big Data platforms and HPC in Steve Loughran‘s “My other computer is a datacenter” presentation (embedded at the end):
If there’re just two things to remember about this:
- Big Data is focusing on data, while HPC’s focus is on computing (petabytes vs petaflops)
- Big Data platforms assume failure is inevitable and are architected for it.
Original title and link: Big Data vs HPC ( ©myNoSQL)