Mario Apicella at InfoWorld - Can a federation tackle the data management puzzle?:
"Obviously, data indexing and search are prerequisites to analysis and classification, and handling those processes efficiently is a major requirement.
"Anybody can scale to handle billions of documents, but it's going to take a ton of hardware to do it," states Robert Lancaster, vice president of channel development at Fast Search and Transfer (FAST). "We can handle between 30 and 50 million documents on a single, commodity dual-CPU server."