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Time to read 1 TB from Disk
Time to read 1 TB from Main Memory
The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data¹: "sometimes it's not who has the best algorithm that wins; it's who has the most data."
"Imagine a Filesystem with unlimited capacity, scalability and fault tolerance"
Hadoop - BAM
...some more examples...