Image via WikipediaAbout a quarter of a century ago, I heard someone giving a talk about “megabases” : databases so large that the daily maintenance window was getting so large that it exceeded 24 hours…
Nowadays people are talking not about doing the maintenance but about mining the information that is stored in databases of sizes like terabytes and terabytes.
You can imagine that this is not something you do in 15 minutes on your laptop.
An especially good post with practical advice on this is
going viral without going down from Saran Chari.