Even tiny tweets can be big data

Datasift, the UK company that has access to the Twitter firehose analyzes a petabyte of tweets and ships terabytes of insights around the world. And the infrastructure needs to keep up. The company has replaced its older networking gear with Arista switches to support its analytics operation, Datasift CEO and founder Nick Halstead said in a conversation with Derrick Harris at our Structure:Europe 2012.

Check out the rest of our Structure Europe 2012 live coverage here, and a video recording of the session follows below.