Your BIG DATA is not so big
Walt: So, after a look at our customer's big data needs, how many servers do you think we're going to need to provision?
Warbeard: Um... one?
Walt: But they have thousands of customers and gigabytes of data. We're planning a whole orchestrated Hadoop cluster!
Warbeard: A 1U blade server can be equipped with 800 Gigabytes of RAM and 24 cores for less than we charge for two weeks of consulting.
Warbeard: We could fit all of the data our customer generates in 10 years on a blade without ever writing to disk.
Warbeard: I've seen that look on your face before. We should still write to disk. Non-negotiable.
Alternate Titles: 'Small Data', 'Blades of Steel', 'Dodge RAM'.