Are there any practical datasets that, by their nature, cannot be partitioned in any practical way? I am wondering about this because such datasets would be ill-suited to scaling out on commodity ...
It is often repeated that the Big Data problem is that relational databases can not scale to process the massive volumes of data that are now being created. But what are these scalability limitations ...
I am aware that there is a possibility to have a single database server with many tables/databases, and you can separate some of those tables/databases into separate disks. Lets say you have 5 ...