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First Look: Facebook’s Oregon Cold Storage Facility

First Look: Facebook’s Oregon Cold Storage Facility

October 16th, 2013 By: Jordan Novet fb-hdds-470 Tweet PRINEVILLE, Ore. – Last Thursday, Facebook began migrating data – primarily pictures – to its newly constructed cold storage facility, within walking distance from its two huge data halls containing thousands of servers. On Tuesday, it opened the facility to reporters, […]

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

The inescapable truth about big data, the thing you must plan for, is that it just keeps getting bigger. As transactions, electronic records, and images flow in by the millions, terabytes grow into petabytes, which swell into exabytes. Next come zettabytes and, beyond those, yottabytes. A yottabyte is a […]