Sunday, June 9, 2013

How Big Data helps to keep track of us?

Technology can be used to make our lives better or to keep a tab on us. This week Verizon had been all over the news for their role of sharing the customer call detail records with NSA. To store and analyze the call details for the entire customer base a relational database won't fit the picture. NSA developed and is using Apache Acumulo which is KV database with with a cell level security.

GigaOM published two nice articles (1 and 2) on NSA using Apache Acumulo to store and process huge amounts of data.

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