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terabytes, terabytes, terabytes!

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 10, 2011    Points: 0   Category :

Just an observation here, and wondering what others are seeing.

Even two years ago, when a database got up towards a terabyte it caused concern and performance problems not to mention the organization griped about the cost of storage.

Today, what I'm seeing is we toss around new application estimates of five or ten terabytes and nobody blinks.

Now, I will note that this is NOT the same as saying that we have developed and deployed these systems and they are working well and quickly!  But we are certainly seeing many systems growing over a terabyte without any complaint, and every new system seems to start in that range and promises to grow like mad.

Anybody else seeing stuff like that?

(yes I am working in a big company right now that has no problem starting with ten million accounts on day one, but that's actually considered *modest* scale these days compared to social networking sites and the like!)



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