Big Data – Spike Volume

One aspect of Big Data is the arrival pattern of the data being stored/analyzed.

Yesterdays Rangers win in the ALCS is a excellent example of this. At justSignal we monitor all of the MLB teams and when the Rangers won we experienced a phenomenal spike in data arrival. Right now – which is fairly representative of normal volumes – we are receiving 7.87 Tweets per Second from Twitter. Last night we peaked out at 43.5 Tweets per Second.

Here is what that looks like graphically:

Yankees Loss ALCS Tweets

Texas Rangers ALCS Win Tweets

Managing that kind of data arrival while continuing to generate meta data dimensions (transformations) and deliver data to clients in real time is no small task.

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