Don’t Accept The Status Quo For Hadoop

Hadoop is Everywhere – 99% companies will deploy/pilot Hadoop in 18-24 months according to IDC.  These environments will largely be based around standalone servers resulting in added management tasks due to data being spread out across many disk spindles across the data center.  With Hadoop clusters quickly expanding, … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 21st, 2014

Cloudera Enterprise and EMC Isilon: Filling In The Hadoop Gaps

As Hadoop becomes the central component of enterprise data architectures, the open source community and technology vendors have built a large Big Data ecosystem of Hadoop platform capabilities to fill in the gaps of enterprise application requirements. For data processing, we have seen MapReduce batch processing being supplemented … READ MORE

Mona Patel October 13th, 2014

Hadoop-as-a-Service: An On-Premise Promise?

Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) is generally referred to Hadoop in the cloud, a handy alternative to on-premise Hadoop deployments for organizations with overwhelmed data center administrators that need to incorporate Hadoop but don’t have the resources to do so. What if there was also a promising option to successfully build … READ MORE

Mona Patel September 3rd, 2014

How to secure a Hadoop data lake with EMC Isilon

Apache™ Hadoop®, open-source software for analyzing huge amounts of data, is a powerful tool for companies that want to analyze information for valuable insights. Hadoop redefines how data is stored and processed. A key advantage of Hadoop is that it enables analytics on any type of data. Some … READ MORE

Kirsten Gantenbein September 2nd, 2014

Looking Back to Get Ahead Using ‘Divide and Conquer’

While my last blogs encouraged taking advantage of new technologies and not being constrained by “the way  we’ve always done things”, for this blog I’ll emphasize the wisdom that can come from looking backwards. Divide and conquer is an old strategy that has been applied effectively to many situations … READ MORE

Mark O'Connell May 10th, 2014

EMC Hadoop Starter Kit: Creating a Smarter Data Lake

Pivotal HD offers a wide variety of data processing technologies for Hadoop – real-time, interactive, and batch. Add integrated data storage EMC Isilon scale-out NAS to Pivotal HD and you have a shared data repository with multi-protocol support, including HDFS, to service a wide variety of data processing … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 22nd, 2014

Eliminating the Tax On A Growing Hadoop Cluster

Pivotal Big Data Suite: Eliminating the Tax On  A Growing Hadoop Cluster The promise of Big Data is about analyzing more data to gain unprecedented insight, but Hadoop pricing can place serious constraints on the amount of data that can actually be stored for analysis.  Each time a … READ MORE

Mona Patel April 3rd, 2014

Pivotal HD 2.0: Hadoop Gets Real-Time

Everything we do generates events – click on a mobile ad, pay with a credit card, tweet, measure heart rate, accelerate on the gas pedal, etc. What if an organization can feed these events into predictive models as soon as the event happens to quickly and more accurately … READ MORE

Mona Patel March 18th, 2014

RSA and Pivotal: Laying the Foundation for a Wider Big Data Strategy

Building from years of security expertise, RSA was able to exploit Big Data to better detect, investigate, and understand threats with its RSA Security Analytics platform launched last year. Similarly, Pivotal leveraged its world-class Data Science team in conjunction with its Big Data platform to deliver Pivotal Network … READ MORE

Mona Patel March 6th, 2014
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