Avoiding the “Big Squeeze”

In his presentation at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, Monte Zweben, CEO and co-founder of Splice Machine, addressed the topic of scale-up architectures as exemplified by traditional RDBMS technologies versus scale-out architectures, exemplified by SQL on Hadoop, NoSQL and New SQL solutions.

Many companies are facing the “big squeeze” with big data, created by IT budgets that are relatively flat, growing by only 3% to 4% a year, versus data growth that is averaging 30% to 40%,  he said, noting that by choosing scale-out architectures, he said, companies can reduce costs by 4x to 10x, increase performance by 3x to 10x, improve scalability, support flexible schemas, and also access a growing ecosystem of open source tools.