What is the most valuable asset of an organization? Hint: think Big Data.

 

Sometimes it pays to go back to the basics and ask the fundamental questions, such as, what, exactly, is Big Data?

In this latest Storage Tutorial, Brian Chang, Red Hat and Syed Rasheed, JBoss Middleware Solutions Marketing Manager, look at these basic questions. Some of which are easy to answer, such as our approach to Big Data, namely that databases, warehouses, as well as data from social media and mobile devices are a source for ongoing discovery and insight. And some of which are much trickier to answer, such as when did Small Data become Big Data?

Come listen to this friendly chat and get an easy introduction to Big Data and its invaluable place – and use – in any organization.

Big news: Introducing Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage

We’re pleased to announce our unified open software-defined storage portfolio, which brings together Red Hat Ceph Storage, formerly known as Inktank Ceph Enterprise, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server. This unified Red Hat Storage portfolio helps enterprises manage their current and emerging data storage workloads using open source software and standard hardware.

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Today’s announcement is an important milestone in the continued momentum of Red Hat’s charter to bring open software-defined storage to enterprises that began with the acquisition of Gluster, Inc., in October 2011, and continued with the acquisition of Inktank, Inc., provider of Ceph, in May 2014. The product developed by Inktank has gone through Red Hat’s quality engineering processes and is now a fully-supported Red Hat solution, re-branded as Red Hat Ceph Storage.

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Storage Tutorial: Live from Spark Summit East with Continuum

This Storage Tutorial was filmed live at Spark Summit East.

 

Our host, Brian Chang, is joined by Peter Wang, president of Continuum, along with show regulars Irshad Raihan and Greg Kleiman of Red Hat Big Data. Peter fills the group in about what buzz he is hearing at the conference as well as what sorts of big data use cases he’s seeing best supported on Spark. Read on for an excerpt of the conversation, but check out the video for the full discussion.

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Architects must choose: Will they fill their datacenters with pets or cattle?

Today we’ve got an analogy for you. It has to do with your IT infrastructure, and whether you aim to fill your datacenter with expensive, proprietary equipment and software or a better, more efficient alternative. It comes to you via a Q&A with Red Hat’s Brent Compton, director of storage and big data.

So sit back, grab some lemonade, don your 10-gallon hat and spurs, and read on, pardner!

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And the Cricket World Cup Champion is…

By Irshad Raihan, senior principal of product marketing for big data, Red Hat

Don’t sweat it if you’re initial reaction was “The Cricket World Cup is on?”

You’re not alone.

"CWC Aus v Eng at the MCG", Creative Commons Copyright Tourism Victoria.
“CWC Aus v Eng at the MCG” Creative Commons Copyright Tourism Victoria.

Yes, baseball’s poor cousin is throwing its once-in-four-years party, in the Australasian continent down under. Cricket may not be a popular sport in North America but get this: the game between arch rivals India & Pakistan last month was watched by a billion people worldwide!

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Learning Ceph: A Practical Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Managing Your Software-Defined, Massively Scalable Ceph Storage System

Finally, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Ceph, the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that can radically improve the economics and management of data storage for your enterprise – is now in book form.

Taking you from a basic knowledge of Ceph to an expert understanding of its most advanced features, “Learning Ceph: A Practical Guide to Designing, Implementing, and Managing Your Software-Defined, Massively Scalable Ceph Storage System” by Karan Singh guides you through an overview of Ceph’s technology, architecture, and components to give you the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster. With a step-by-step, tutorial-style explanation of the deployment of each Ceph component, you will gain invaluable insight into Ceph storage provisioning and integration with OpenStack.

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Storage Tutorial: App Engineers, Systems Administrators, and System Engineers, lend us your ears…


… and body and mind at Ceph Day, a one-day event where you will learn everything you wanted to know about Ceph but were afraid to ask, so check out the video to hear Brian Chang, Patrick McGarry, and Danielle Womboldt, Red Hat Storage, chat about Ceph Day, or read on for a quick rundown of the details.

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Join Us for Ceph Day

Update: Check out our Storage Tutorial with members of the Ceph team right here

If you have ever wanted to know how Ceph, the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system, can radically improve the economics and management of data storage for your enterprise, Ceph Days is your opportunity to do so.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host Opens New Possibilities for Red Hat Storage customers

By Sayan Saha, Sr. Manager, Product Management, Storage & Data Business, Red Hat.

Last week Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host – a host environment optimized to run containerized applications with a minimal footprint. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is designed to simplify maintenance using image-based update and rollback and includes orchestration toolsets such as Kubernetes for managing containers across a cluster of hosts. The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host inherits the industry-leading hardware ecosystem, reliability, stability and security the industry has come to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Create Versionable and Fault-Tolerant Storage Devices with Ceph and VirtualBox

Come join us at the Ceph support Wiki. Because it’s a Wiki, you get to contribute! And, even more, you get to benefit from a good variety of articles and tutorials, such as the tutorial on how to create versionable and fault-tolerant storage devices with Ceph and VirtualBox.

What’s it all about?

The cloud is quickly becoming commonplace. It’s on our phones, our laptops and workstations. Smart appliances are tapping into it. So it makes sense that the enterprise is seeing a move on the part of both apps and users to move their data to the cloud, whether they are aware of the consequences or not.

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