A look behind the voodoo that Google do do

What Google accomplishes in terms of data storage and manipulation is seriously mind blowing. I can’t even pretend to understand how it is accomplished, but this gives you a taste. #seb #Google #Computing #Storage

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Feature: The Great Disk Drive in the Sky: How Web giants store big—and we mean big—data
Consider the tech it takes to back the search box on Google’s home page: behind the algorithms, the cached search terms, and the other features that spring to life as you type in a query sits a data store that essentially contains a full-text snapshot of most of the Web. While you and thousands of other people are simultaneously submitting searches, that snapshot is constantly being updated with a firehose of changes. At the same time, the data is being processed by thousands of individual se…

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