Test time: What do you know about 'big data' technologies?

Storing and managing “big data,” in data warehouses or emerging database alternatives, is a complicated process. Our interactive classroom on data warehousing architectures and strategies for managing big-data growth detailed the potential benefits and challenges of working with big data.

Now it’s time to test your knowledge of big-data technologies and issues, based on the content of the interactive classroom. Take the quiz below to see how well you retained what was covered in Wayne Eckerson’s videos and the related article on dealing with big-data challenges. You’ll also find some additional big-data reading recommendations at the bottom of the page.

Good luck!

Additional reading on ‘big data’ technologies and management issues:

Will your organization benefit from ‘big data’ processing technology?

Experts sound off on ‘big data’ technology, Hadoop and data warehouses

Former Yahoo data chief: Analytics is the future of ‘big data’

‘Big data’ is a bigger deal than we thought

What does MapReduce and in-database technology mean for data warehouses?

This was first published in September 2011

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