May 29, 2007

The petabyte machine

EMC has announced a machine — a virtual tape library — that supposedly stores 1.8 petabytes of data. Even though that’s only 584 terabytes uncompressed, it shows that the 1 petabyte barrier will be broken soon no matter how unhyped the measurement.

I just recently encountered some old notes in which Sybase proudly announced a “1 gigabyte challenge.” The idea was that 1 gig was a breakthrough size for business databases.

Time flies.


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