Data, Information and Going Native

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring the differences between data (as in “Big Data”) and information. There’s a very interesting conceptual model that has been proposed outlining the relationship between data, knowledge, information, understanding, and wisdom (D-K-I-U-W for brevity’s sake) attributed to American organizational theorist Russell Ackoff. For a nice introduction to this model, you can read the article “Data, Information, Knowledge, and Wisdom,” by Gene Bellinger, Durval Castro, and Anthony Mills.

How Can They Go So Fast? The Truth About Ingest Rates

How do they go so fast? We are continually battling competitors stating ingest performance using numbers that defy logic. That is, we compete against systems that have four x 10GbE ports that supposedly ingest at 100TB/hour. The following example is not to create debate about specific mathematical accuracy but to educate you on how they are “cooking the books”.