You Asked, Rackspace Listened – New Big Data Hosting Options

Running Hadoop on bare metals may fit some use cases, but many organizations have the types of data workloads that demand more storage than compute resources. In order to get the most efficient utilization for these types of Hadoop workloads, separating the compute and storage resources makes sense … READ MORE

Mona Patel November 14th, 2013

EMC Isilon For Hadoop – No Ingest Necessary

In traditional Hadoop environments, the entire data set must be ingested (and three or more copies of each block made) before any analysis can begin. Once analysis is complete, results must then be exported. What’s the significance of this? COST. These are tedious and time-consuming processes, along with … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 30th, 2013

Pivotal Data Dispatch Shrinks The Big Data Productivity Gap

The data warehousing and business intelligence space has undergone a huge transformation in the past several years whereby business users are moving away from these traditional, ‘IT bottleneck’ environments to more agile ones driven by Big Data.  For example, when business users lobbied for self-service access, they got … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 25th, 2013

Big Data Brings Sales and Marketing Closer Together

Over 50% of the Big Data business opportunity comes from better understanding your customers.  As a result, organizations with Sales and Marketing departments are finally aligning together by simply aligning around high value customers.  EMC is a great example of Sales and Marketing teams ending the turf war, … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 22nd, 2013

Want to Explore Hadoop, But No Tour Guide?

Are you a VMware Vsphere customer? Do you also own EMC Isilon? If you said yes to both, I have great news for you – you have all the ingredients for the EMC Hadoop Starter Kit (HSK).  In just a few short hours you can spin up a … READ MORE

Mona Patel August 26th, 2013

Major League Baseball A Big Fan of EMC Big Data

How does Major League Baseball (MLB) provide fans with the most ultimate game experience? Big Data. By capturing massive amounts of data points (Volume), analyzing it in real time (Velocity), and rendering information in different formats (Variety), fans gain an immersive baseball experience. Whether you are at the … READ MORE

Mona Patel August 8th, 2013

NSA Outrage. Are We Really That Unaware?

The minute we happily turn on our electronic devices, we voluntarily expose ourselves. Sure, we think our emails and transactions are encrypted and unreadable, our location services are turned off, and our Facebook settings do not allow unauthorized users to see our most private thoughts. But the truth … READ MORE

Mona Patel July 12th, 2013

Big Data No Longer Lost in Translation

Traditional BI makes it very difficult for people in the business who know the story behind the data to actually gain direct access to the data.  Instead, they submit data requirements to IT and when IT does finally deliver the data, it is typically only a subset or … READ MORE

Mona Patel May 15th, 2013

Addicted To Analytics – EMC’s Marketing Science Lab

Our CMO Jeremy Burton is a visionary, always at least three steps ahead of the pack. I identified this gift early on, recalling Jeremy’s ability to excite a very calm and composed Technology Marketing team at Oracle 12 years ago through innovative ideas. I knew he was on … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 11th, 2013

Dear BI Users: Your Hadoop SQL Wish Has Finally Come True

To accelerate the value of Big Data, many products have been developed to make data managed in Hadoop much easier to access and analyze through SQL.  First there was Hive, which provides a SQL query abstraction layer by converting SQL queries into MapReduce jobs.  More recently, Cloudera announced … READ MORE

Mona Patel February 25th, 2013
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