Author Archives: Mercy Beckham

Cruising Data Lakes at Supersonic Speeds

Traditional workloads or second platform workloads for organizations go into File Shares on NAS, HPC on SAN, or Backup/Archive workloads to tape. They typically work with SMB, NFS, or FTP protocols. Emerging workloads like Hadoop referred as third platform pushes … Continue reading

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Comparing vCHS, AWS, and Azure

vCHS AWS Azure Deployment Model Virtual Private Cloud Dedicated Cloud Public Cloud Public Cloud Service Model IaaS PaaS DaaS DRaaS IaaS IaaS PaaS Platform vSphere vCloud Director vCloud Networking & Security Elastic Compute Cloud Windows Server 2008 R2 & Windows … Continue reading

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E = mc2 and The Cosmic Dance

The first law of thermodynamics or the law of conservation of energy states that “energy can neither be created nor be destroyed but can change from one form to another”. Energy can take different forms – heat, electrical, chemical, gravitational, … Continue reading

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What can you do with EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud?

Enterprises and service providers are moving towards virtual data centers, or cloud architectures, or the new Software Defined Data Center to gain benefits in terms of agility, efficiency, and cost control. Move to these dynamic, virtualized, cloud architectures is creating … Continue reading

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Journey to the Third Platform – ECS

Recent trends in IT today that drives everything are mobile, cloud, big data, and social. Gartner calls this as “nexus of forces” that “is transforming the way people and businesses relate to technology”. These trends are really underpinning a shift … Continue reading

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Fun with Financials

When there is a need for quick and comprehensive financial data in R, quantmod comes to rescue. It was originally envisioned as a rapid prototyping environment to facilitate quantitative modeling, testing, and trading. Quantmod allows R to read data from … Continue reading

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Introducing Pivotal HD 2.0

Pivotal HD 2.0 is a commercial distribution of Apache Hadoop 2.2. Along with that it brings an in-memory, SQL database to Hadoop through seamless integration, Pivotal GemFire XD – a SQL compliant, in-memory database designed for real-time analytics for Big … Continue reading

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EMC Isilon and RainStor for Big Data Management

Big Data creates petabytes of data that organizations can readily mine to discover patterns and trends. Although Hadoop provides a comparatively inexpensive way to manage massive amounts of data, it is difficult to manage as the Hadoop cluster grows big. … Continue reading

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ViPR Data Services

Big Data era places new demand on data storage. Storage must support varying data types, all of which need to be stored securely for a long periods of time and be available for analysis. There is an increasing focus on … Continue reading

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Enterprise Infrastructure for Hadoop

Hadoop sandboxes rely on commodity hardware with direct attached storage (DAS). These implementations make it difficult to scale out on storage separately as Hadoop requires three or more copies of data residing within the internal drive of a server unit. … Continue reading

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