Uncluttered Closets and Big Data

In a previous blog about Big Data, we read how really BIG the data is. For example this quote:

Wikipedia visualizes the size of the storage of 1 YB (Yottabyte) using 1 TB disks as “one million city block size data centers, as big as the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined.”
How do we decide to store all this data?  When it comes to selecting a storage, people like you and me, and even the people who are highly technical, we all believe we know. I bought my son a 32 GB Apple Ipad tablet three years ago, and he used less than  2 GB. The biggest mistake we make we select the storage without having a clue of what that data,-  the data we want to keep available now - might be

Keep Your Closet Uncluttered All Year Long: 7 Foolproof Tips

I was reading this web article from Apartment Therapy blog site. "Bingo!" I said;  this is best advise on how to keep Big Data in order.

1. Cycle out your clothing. 
If your closet is small and you have extra storage space elsewhere, move your off-season clothes out of your everyday closet.
2. Be willing to reconfigure. 
Closets are not one-size-fits-all. You will be delighted and amazed by how much more fit in the closet than before. 
3. Have a place for everything and put everything back in its place
The odds of keeping your closet clean and organized are much better if you know where everything belongs.
4. Leave some extra space. 
Try to leave an empty space on a shelf — or even better, leave an entire shelf empty! — for new purchases. 
5. Implement a temporary zone
 Use the hooks in your closet as a temporary stop before the items goes back to where it belongs. 
6. Keep the hamper nearby. 
Having a hamper in or near the closet will decrease the chances that your closet floor will end up covered with a pile of dirty clothes.
7. Don't over-stuff the closet! 
Make room by moving some clothes into a dresser. It may mean a little extra ironing but it's worth it for an uncluttered closet.
These seven rules for keeping an apartment closet uncluttered apply to designing the storage of big data.

We do ask how many Petabyte we need. We usually do not ask what to store, what to keep handy now and what and how to find easily the things we don't need everyday.

I discovered that, obviously,  no two closets are identical. They fit the needs of the people who live in that house.

This simplicity exists, but few, very few notice it. So if you want to use Dynamo or S3  from AWS and you read something like this:
Amazon S3 can be used alone or together with other AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Glacier, as well as third party storage repositories and gateways. Amazon S3 provides cost-effective object storage for a wide variety of use cases including cloud applications, content distribution, backup and archiving, disaster recovery, and big data analytics.
The language above is for the carpenters who build closets, not for the people using them.

This is a very clear text for developers. Just compare this text to the article about uncluttered closets. The readers of the latter will be beneficiaries of whatever developers set up as storage. They should know what they want

Inspiration for Big Data Storage

Amazon does sell closet systems, like this one:
Amazon's Honey-Can-Do SRT-01602 Kids Toy Organizer and Storage Bins
The next challenge will be to build something similar for Big Data storage


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