Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lots of Data

I got some test results from a test run by a vendor. It was presented with the following statement: "There's a lot of data here."

Well, yes. The logs are quite large (several hundred MB for a 6 hour test). I don't know if they contain any actual information. After all, not all data is useful.

Data: A collection of facts and states.

Information: Data that's actually useful to the person charged with doing something about it.

Here's hoping there's information in those logs, and not just data!

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