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Finally, Industrial Strength Software Defined Storage for MSPs and Telcos!

Robert Murphy | 2013-12-16 16:25:22.0 | Tags:  posix openstack cinder bigdata msp analytics swift storage gpfs platformcomputing telco platform | 0 Comments

For more than a year, I have been talking to Cloud Application Architects at MSPs and Telcos around the world looking to develop super scalable storage-based applications to create new businesses for their organizations. They want to do everything in software and drop it on commodity hardware like they see (...)

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Big Data by Anyone's Standards

Jeffrey Hong | 2013-11-08 10:48:20.0 | Tags:  retail bigdata industries analytics | 0 Comments

Recently I came across an Harvard Business Review (HBR) article with the following stat: 2.5 exabytes of data are created each day, and that number is doubling every 40 months or so (Oct. 2012). An exabyte is one billion gigabytes. The article illustrates this point using Walmart as an example (...)

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Breaking performance barriers with IBM Platform Computing and InfoSphere BigInsights

GORDON SISSONS | 2013-10-30 14:22:26.0 | Tags:  benchmark infosphere platformcomputing mapreduce biginsights hadoop bigdata | 0 Comments

IBM recently introduced a new Adaptive MapReduce capability as a core feature of IBM InfoSphere® BigInsightsTM Enterprise Edition, IBM’s big data Hadoop offering.  Adaptive MapReduce, based on technology from IBM Platform Computing, provides customers with the option to replace the open source Hadoop implementation included in BigInsights with an advanced, (...)

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BigInsights and Platform Computing - MapReduce gets a Turbo-charge

Taking Adaptive MapReduce out for a spin IBM InfoSphere BigInsights 2.1 was recently released and is chocked full of features. Among these are things like BigSQL, GPFS FPO, improved reliability and more. As a Platform Computing person, the most exciting new feature to me is the introduction of Adaptive MapReduce - essentially a stripped down (...)

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