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I'm not having a VMware moment – there's just something in my eye

Analysis SAP VP Renu Raman thinks 2U, 24-drive, NVMe storage boxes could provoke a storage VMware moment. Raman looks after HANA cloud computing at SAP and his interests include high-performance persistence architecture for in-memory databases. What he's clocked is that there is storage hardware now in the same position as the 2U 2- …
Chris Mellor, 25 Nov 2016
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Redmond promises even MORE cloudy crypto

Get ready for the spooks to howl: Microsoft Research has developed another layer of security to lock up customer data in the cloud. What the Redmond boffins dub "VC3" – Verifiable Confidential Cloud Computing – takes advantage of Intel's SGX command set to create a “lockbox” for customers running MapReduce computations in the …
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Twitter's Mesos brainbox joins data centre OS venture

The academic brainbox who got his data centre operating system adopted as a piece of critical infrastructure at Twitter has now gone into business. Benjamin Hindman, the co-founder of open-source cluster manager Mesos – which runs at large web properties including Twitter and Airbnb – has joined VC-backed Mesosphere. The …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Sep 2014

HAMR time for Google's MapReduce, says not-so-startup

Like the idea of chewing on terabytes data using Google’s MapReduce but think it's too slow, too hardware-hungry and too complicated? A fledgling big-data analytics venture reckons it’s got the answer - a Hadoop programming framework built using Java it claims is 20 times faster than using ordinary Hadoop and that it claims …
Gavin Clarke, 8 Sep 2014
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What kind of Big Data is yours? Is it data bauxite, data aluminium ... or data Dreamliner?

Analysis Data is valuable. There, we’ve said it, do you feel better? The question is, has data as an information currency - and an entity in and of itself - become inherently more valuable? Now that we have real time transactional big data analytics to enrich our lives, does this mean that the 1s and 0s inside every binary now somehow …
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Nutanix tries to lure in biz whales with fresh storage NOS

Nutanix is going up against some of the biggest tech vendors in the game with its turnkey, scale-out clustered, converged server+hybrid flash/disk storage box for enterprises. Its job is persuading customers to buy into its data centre future view and purchase its souped-up converged servers instead of separate servers and …
Chris Mellor, 16 Apr 2014

Pivotal ships eponymous Hadoop distro to the masses

Pivotal, the spinout from VMware and EMC that's trying to create the application platform of the future, is shipping its first product based on the Hadoop big data muncher. The new offering is called Pivotal HD, short for Hadoop distribution of course, and the 1.0 release will go after the Hadoop incumbents with add-ons and a …
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Ex-Yahoo! Hadoopers hoover up $50m into trunks

Hadoop Summit Wars take money, and the battle between the several distributors that package up Hadoop stacks just got a whole lot more interesting now that Hortonworks, one of two teams that have been built by ex-employees that came out of former search engine giant Yahoo!, has just landed $50m in its second round of funding. Rob Bearden, …
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Hey, software snobs: Hardware love can set your code free

Comment In computing there are many, many different ways to run down other people’s work, not the least of which is: “OK, so they removed the bottleneck, but only by throwing faster hardware at it.” The implication is that tackling an issue just with software is intrinsically better. When did you ever hear anyone say: “OK, so they …
Wrapping Tidal Enterprise Scheduler around Hadoop

I used to be an Oracle DBA ... but now I'm a Big Data guru

As the demand for Oracle skills fades along with VB and as even Java loses its shine, the smart developer is looking at what will pay the bills for the next decade. As an ITpro you have to bet your career every few years and Big Data is too obvious an opportunity to pass up. The problem being that it’s not a single product …
Dominic Connor, 20 Feb 2013
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Big Data: Why it's not always that big nor even that clever

You may not realize it, but data is far and away the most critical element in any computer system. Data is all-important. It’s the center of the universe. A managing director at JPMorgan Chase was quoted as calling data “the lifeblood of the company.” A major tech conference held recently (with data as its primary focus) …
Dave Mandl, 13 Feb 2013
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Your smartphone browser: A ZOMBIE in password-crunching botnet

Computer scientists in the US have discovered a potential means to abuse cloud-based web browsers. Cloud-based web browsers such as Amazon Silk on the Kindle Fire feature a split architecture that means some processing associated with rendering web-pages is offloaded onto server farms in the cloud. Some smartphone browsers, …
John Leyden, 30 Nov 2012
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Big Data's big issue: Where are all the data scientists coming from?

Analysis Plug “data scientist” into Google and it is clear the job title has finally come of age and, suddenly there is a huge skills shortage. An oft-quoted source about this shortage is a McKinsey Global Institute study, here. This predicts a talent gap of 140,000 to 190,000 people by 2018 in the US alone. I am always sceptical of IT …

Cleversafe cuddles up to MapReduce, kicks HDFS out of bed

Object storage specialist Cleversafe is after a piece of Big Data analytics action, and has wheeled in MapReduce to make it happen. In the same stroke it rejected HDFS as vulnerable and wasteful of storage capacity. MapReduce is the analysis part of Hadoop, the flavour-of-the-month open-source data hoarding software. It …
Chris Mellor, 17 Jul 2012
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Beyond MapReduce: Hadoop hangs on

Open ... and Shut Hadoop is all the rage in enterprise computing, and has become the poster child for the big-data movement. But just as the enterprise consolidates around Hadoop, the web world, including Google – which originated the technology ideas behind Hadoop – is moving on to real-time, ad-hoc analytics that batch-oriented Hadoop can't …
Matt Asay, 10 Jul 2012
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Yahoo! spinout rolls up first Hadoop stack

Hadoop Summit 2012 Hortonworks, the company created a year ago from the spinout of the Yahoo! engineering team behind the open source MapReduce method of data munching known as Hadoop, is leading its first release to market by the nose. The Hortonworks Data Platform, as the company's distribution is known, is completely open source and is based …
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Teradata grabs Hortonworks by trunk

Teradata doesn't want to be an elephant, it wants to ride them. The data warehousing pioneer has been loath to create its own distribution of the Hadoop data muncher – most likely because of the shortage of deep Hadoop skills out there – and has been partnering to lash the open source MapReduce program and file system to its …
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Apache lets fly Hadoop 1.0 data muncher

The Hadoop project at the Apache Software Foundation is beating its chest for delivering the v1.0 version of the open source MapReduce data analysis tool, its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and other related code. While software version and release numbers can sometimes be arbitrary, they are often also symbolic, and …

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