Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Ancestry's challenges in handling large data volumes

There's an article at Information Week about the challenges Ancestry (www.ancestry.com) is currently facing in terms of the rapidly growing volume of data that it has to manage online. It's very technical, but is interesting in noting how the company is currently evaluating many cloud storage facilities as a way to manage memory storage.

The full article is at www.informationweek.com/big-data/big-data-analytics/how-ancestrycom-manages-generations-of-big-data/d/d-id/1112975?f_src=informationweek_gnews


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/.

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