You will have many tools available, but none of them are optimized for the task they need to complete. One solution is not necessarily the best for all of your needs; the best solution for your environment might be a combination of storage solutions that carefully balance latency with cost. An ideal storage solution uses the right tool for the right job. The following diagram combines multiple factors related to your data and the storage choice associated with it:
Figure 13.4: Understanding data storage
- How structured is your data? Does it adhere to a specific, well-formed schema, as with Apache weblogs (logs are generally not well structured and are unsuitable for relational...