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Data Digest: Storing Unstructured Data, Where To Go with Big Data, and Shrinking Data

Which is your better storage choice, NAS or object? Plus what to do now in the big data world and how to cut down the size of your data.

Choosing Between NAS and Object for Storing Unstructured Data
(Source: Computer Weekly)

Storage becomes more important the more data piles up. A huge wealth of useful information is in unstructured data, but that data is large, clunky, and difficult to store. Two main options, NAS and object, are obvious storage choices, but which is best for your enterprise?

What to Do Now in the Big Data World
(Source: Information Week)

Now that everyone is using big data, early adopters no longer have an innate advantage over other enterprises. In today’s climate, it comes down to using big data better than the rest. This article looks at how big data entered the mainstream and where to go in this new business environment.

Shrinking Data Size to Grow Storage Space
(Source: Database)

As much as you invest in storage, it is likely that there will be a point where maximum capacity is reached. It might have happened already. The point is, endlessly storing files is not going to be sustainable in the long run; some amount of shrinking data size is necessary, and this article reviews some of the main ways to cut down data’s size.

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Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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