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+ = Is Pig the right platform for your scenario? =
+ 
+ '''Pig is right for you''' if you:
+  * Need to analyze data that is small (''kilobytes''), tall (''megabytes''), 
grande (''gigabytes''), or venti (''terabytes'').
+ 
+  * Want to be able to create, modify and reuse your analysis logic easily.
+ 
+  * Process one data set at a time 
+  * ... or need to combine multiple data sets. 
+ 
+  * Do simple processing (e.g., count the number of images on the web)
+  * ... or complex processing (e.g., count the number of images that contain 
faces).
+ 
+ 
+ 
+ '''Pig is not right for you''' if you:
+  * Need to retrieve individual records, or small ranges of records, from a 
very large data set (e.g., lookup Joe Smith's customer profile).
+  * Have real-time data serving requirements (e.g., assemble a web page for 
Joe in under 100ms).
+  * Need to be able to do random writes to specific data records.
+  * Don't like barnyard animals.
+ 

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