Why Elastic Storage is a good choice for OpenStack Object Store environments

john langlois | 2014-07-28 10:22:16.0 | Tags:  object gpfs platformcomputing hadoop sds storage bigdata data software_defined sde elastic_storage openstack objectstorage | 0 Comments

At this very moment, 80% of the data created will be unstructured. Much of the unstructured data is quite valuable. For example, sensors are collecting and generating continuous data streams from scientific experiments, wind turbines, and nuclear reactors. Marketers listen to sentiment data from social networks to quickly respond to your (...)


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An Edge 2014 Highlight - Building a Multi-tenant Big Data Infrastructure at USAA

GORDON SISSONS | 2014-05-28 16:22:38.0 | Tags:  big storage ibm usaa elastic biginsights gpfs data multi-tenant edge2014 hadoop | 0 Comments

Last week, many of us had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for IBM’s Annual Edge conference at the Venetian.  For those not familiar with the event, Edge is IBM’s premier conference focused on infrastructure innovation. Aside from the usual attractions of Las Vegas, a highlight was hearing Robert Ghavidel, (...)


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Ten ways that IBM Platform Computing can help you save money

GORDON SISSONS | 2014-03-05 09:53:07.0 | Tags:  hadoop sde clusters platformcomputing workload infrastructurematters resource harvesting | 0 Comments

Let’s face it - IT infrastructure is expensive. This is especially true of the type of infrastructure used for clustered HPC and analytic applications. For people not familiar with distributed workload management, claims around cost-savings can sound fanciful, so in short this post I wanted to take the time to clearly (...)


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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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