By Stephen Smith, IBM Redbooks
Data. It comes in many forms and from practically everywhere and contains everything from the mundane to the critical. Digital pictures and videos, emails, medical, financial, and purchase transaction records, posts to social media sites and blogs (like this one). Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Data that, for the most part, never goes away and continually multiplies and will continue to do so.
Consider this: 90% of the data in the world today was created in the last two years.... [Continue Reading]