Bechtolsheim: Open Source to Spark Big Data Innovation

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Katie Fehrenbacher from GigaOM writes that Andy Bechtolsheim believes Open Source is the way to go for solving Big Data problems:

“Bechtolsheim said that Moore’s Law has shown progress unequaled in the history of mankind, he expects that transistors will improve in the same fashion for another 10 or 20 years — by the time he retires in 2030. By that year computing and web companies will be spending 1,000 times less on servers and memory and hardware and that type of low-cost gear will usher in more innovations around open source and big data. At this point the network is actually the bottleneck, not the computing power and his most recent company Arista Networks builds switches that can network systems.”

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