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One Deceptively Simple Secret for Data Lake Success

Sep 21, 2015 |

Gartner turned heads last year when it declared that the majority of data lake projects would end in failure. As a self-avowed “old dog” of data warehousing, EMC’s Bill Schmarzo vehemently agrees with that assessment, but says there is one simple secret to having success with a data lake project. Before we disclose Schmarzo’s secret formula (which really is unnervingly simple), let’s talk about how not to go about building a data lake. For starters, you can’t begin with the Read more…

DDN Tackles Enterprise Storage Needs as ‘Wolfcreek’ Looms

Jun 30, 2015 |

When it comes to keeping supercomputers fed with data, there are few storage makers that can keep up with DataDirect Networks. But increasingly, DDN is feeling pressure from enterprises that are struggling to keep up with the ongoing data explosion and mixed I/O workloads. That’s where DDN’s forthcoming high-end storage array for the broader enterprise market, codenamed “Wolfcreek,” comes into play. Wolfcreek is DDN‘s next generation converged architecture for enterprise customers. The system borrows technology from DDN’s SFA12k line of Read more…

Deep Dive Into HP’s New HPC & Big Data Business Unit

Jun 5, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not by itself. Instead HPC is being combined with big data into a single global business unit, HPC & Big Data, created in March and led Read more…

Flash and the Future of Storage in a Software-Defined World

Jun 1, 2015 |

  The ongoing explosion of data is forcing organizations to make tough decisions about how they store information. While petabyte-scale analytic systems like Hadoop will likely continue running on traditional hard disks for the foreseeable future, the migration to solid-state technology and software-defined storage approaches appear inevitable for most other classes of business applications. The market for solid-state arrays (SSAs) hit a turning point in 2013 according to Gartner. Up until then, SSAs occupied a small niche for a class Read more…

Congratulations Hadoop, You Made It–Now Disappear

Oct 20, 2014 |

Hadoop has matured at a rapid rate since it broke into the mainstream several years ago. With billions in venture funding, an eager community of developers, and a thriving ISV community, the open source big data platform seems poised to take a big step into the wider enterprise. But according to Cloudera’s chief strategy officer Mike Olson, Hadoop’s next big move may be to just disappear. Olson predicted Hadoop’s disappearance during a keynote address at last week’s Strata + Hadoop Read more…

News In Brief

Pivotal May IPO Early with Dell’s Blessing: Report

Nov 3, 2015 |

The big data implications of Dell’s acquisition of EMC (NYSE: EMC) got a little more interesting this week when it was reported that Pivotal may be spun out and have an initial public offering (IPO) of stock in early 2016. According to a story in Re/code, Dell and EMC are exploring the option of accelerating Pivotal’s IPO. The company’s executive have spoken about their plans for an IPO before, but apparently the prospect of Dell paying $67 billion to buy Read more…

Michael Dell Talks EMC, Hybrid Cloud, PCs at Dell World

Oct 22, 2015 |

A week after Dell acquired EMC, the Texas company’s premier client event resonated with its emphasis on end-to-end devices, customer-centric solutions, and building for the future. “Dell is set to become an enterprise solutions powerhouse,” said Michael Dell, chairman and chief executive officer at Dell told CIOs and business executives in a keynote today. “We are set to build the world’s infrastructure for the next 20, 30 years. You’re going to cure cancer. You’re going to feed the world. We Read more…

Dell and EMC in Merger Talks, Report Says

Oct 8, 2015 |

Dell is reportedly in talks to merge with EMC, according to published reports. Rumors and uncertainty have swirled around $50-billion storage behemoth EMC. Facing the unscheduled but certainly upcoming retirement of longtime chairman and CEO Joe Tucci, pundits have wondered what form the EMC federation — including EMC, VMware, and Pivotal — would take without his leadership. The company has been under attack from activist investors such as Elliot Management, which want more value for shareholders. And there have been suggestions, firmly rejected by Tucci, Read more…

WANdisco Opens Up the Dance Floor Beyond Just Hadoop

Apr 21, 2015 |

WANdisco today launched WANdisco Fusion, its new flagship data replication product for Hadoop. The new software delivers real-time replication of data not just among plain-vanilla Hadoop clusters, but also among HDFS-compatible file systems, such as those used by MapR Technologies, EMC Isilon, Amazon S3, and Teradata. WANdisco made its name in the Hadoop world with NonStop Hadoop, which provided very fast and reliable data replication for enterprises like banks that required strong high availability and disaster recovery capabilities with its Read more…

Qumulo Comes Out of Stealth with ‘Data-Aware’ Storage

Mar 16, 2015 |

For the past three years, a Seattle company has been working to solve what its founders consider the biggest problem affecting large-scale storage: Actually knowing what data you have and how it’s being used. Today, that company, called Qumulu, emerged from stealth with a product ready to sell. In 2012, Qumulo set out on its mission to solve storage by conducting more than 600 interviews with large-scale storage users—outfits like Hollywood special effects studios, genomic sequencers, and oil and gas Read more…

This Just In

DataTorrent Joins the Open Data Platform Initiative, Brings Real-Time Processing of Data-In-Motion to ODP

May 21, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, – DataTorrent, the leader in real-time big data analytics and creator of DataTorrent RTS, the world’s first enterprise-grade unified platform for both stream and batch processing on Hadoop, today announced it joined the Open Data Platform (ODP) as a Silver member. In addition, DataTorrent RTS is certified and immediately available on the ODP Core. DataTorrent is focused on reducing time to market, increasing ROI and enabling success of big data projects. Joining ODP brings DataTorrent’s Read more…

RainStor Delivers Hadoop on EMC Isilon NAS

Oct 29, 2013 |

RainStor, provider of the most efficient enterprise database for Big Data, has successfully completed product testing, resulting in validation of its database on EMC Corporation’s Isilon Scale-Out network-attached storage (NAS) running on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).