Big Data is continuing to bring big challenges to CIOs and other IT professionals. At EMC Isilon, we have thousands of customers of various sizes, representing a wide spectrum of industries. However, when I speak with our customers, I’m often struck by the similarities in the challenges they are facing.
A few weeks ago, I met with one of our Fortune 100 customers and asked what they thought was their biggest IT challenge today. The answer was: “Now that I have all this business-critical data, how do I extract value from it?”
I hear this all the time. This customer’s response cut straight to the heart of what will be one of the biggest Scale-Out NAS trends in 2014.
I foresee IT organizations stepping up their efforts to identify ways to leverage Hadoop so they can transform their data into actionable information even quicker and more efficiently.
This challenge is what led Isilon to become the first industry player to offer native HDFS integration. By using a single scalable storage platform that’s HDFS enabled, organizations eliminate the need to duplicate and transport large quantities of data around their networks. Customers are now able to bring Hadoop to their Big Data, rather than having to take the data to Hadoop.
Earlier this year, we also launched a Hadoop Starter Kit that significantly reduces the time and cost of Hadoop deployment. We’ll keep investing in this area in 2014.
More Tech Predictions for 2014
SDx (Software-Defined Everything) by Amitabh Srivastava, President, Advanced Software Division
A Battle Cry for Protected Storage by Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Data Protection & Availability Division
Software-Defined in Two Architectures by Josh Kahn, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions Marketing
A Whole New World by CJ Desai, President, Emerging Technologies Division
Targeting the Value Office to Transform IT Business by Rick Devenuti, President, Information Intelligence Group
IT’s Ability to Evolve Quickly by Vic Bhagat, Chief Information Officer
As BYOD Matures, BYOI is Waiting in the Wings by Art Coviello, President, RSA
Service Orientation, Big Data Lakes, & Security Product Rationalization by Tom Roloff, Senior Vice President, Global Services