Storage Hangout: Is POSIX Compatibility Relevant in the Age of Big Data?

POSIX or “Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX” is a set of standards specified by the IEEE and ISO that defines the interface between programs and operating systems. It defines the application programming interface (API), along with command line shells and utility interfaces, for software compatibility with variants of Unix and other operating systems. By designing programs to conform to POSIX compatibility, developers have some assurance that their software can be easily ported to POSIX-compliant operation systems. It has been around since the 90’s.

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Your very own command center: Monitoring in RHSS3

IT admins rely on a number of things in their daily life: Energy drinks, dreams of golden beaches, and system monitoring software. Most of them make do with two out of three of these elements, so please take a moment today and think happy thoughts for those deprived admins.

Now, if monitoring software is such a valuable tool for admins, what does Red Hat bring to the table with its new Red Hat Storage Server 3 (RHSS3)?

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Can Big Data Swing Elections?

Big Data is everywhere. We were recently at the Strata Hadoop World conference and were blown away by some of the use cases in industries you wouldn’t normally categorize as being data driven. More and more leaders are seeking out data scientists to massage, splice, and contort data to spill out useful, actionable insights they can use as a competitive advantage.

In the last few years, with the access to bigger and richer data sets, we’ve moved from an era where data itself was a competitive advantage to the point where data analytics is the new battleground. What you can do with the data matters much more that how much data you have in the data center.

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Red Hat Storage voted leader in IT Brand Pulse survey

Red Hat Storage is honored to have been voted a 2014 Innovation Leader by IT Brand Pulse in its most recent brand leader survey that included OCP, scale-out, convergence, and other categories. But that’s not all! We were also selected in the survey as a 2014 Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, and Service & Support Leader – Scale-Out Object Storage Software. The Innovation Leaders are selected by IT professionals in an independent, not-vendor-sponsored survey conducted early October 2014 among IT Brand Pulse’s over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT groups.

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Storage Hangout – Gluster 3.6.0 Release

In the latest installment of the Storage Hangout, Brian catches up with Dave McAllister, community lead for Gluster. Watch Dave bring us up-to-speed on GlusterFS 3.6.0 and check out what new features are being released. Also find out what’s coming next for the Gluster community.

If you’d like to learn more about the GlusterFS 3.6.0 release, check out the recent Gluster blog post article.

Storage Hangout: Halloween Edition – Don’t Be Afraid of Big Data!

In this week’s episode of Storage Hangout, Brian Chang and Irshad Raihan get into the Halloween spirit as they talk about why CIO’s shouldn’t be scared of Cloud and Big Data. Tune in to learn more about Big Data problems faced by enterprise and hear Irshad’s latest takeaways from Strata+Hadoop World. They also discuss the recent Red Hat Big Data alliance announcement with Cloudera and upcoming support for Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 as part of the Red Hat Storage Server 3 update (coming soon).

To learn more, check out the official Red Hat Big Data website.

Backup grows up: Snapshots in RHSS3

Sometime last week you deleted a file from your desktop. It had been sitting there for a few weeks, and your project was done, so you deleted it in order to get a less obstructed view of your kitten wallpaper. But now it’s Monday morning and there’s an emergency because twelve people have written to you asking for a piece of information in that file.

The catch? You deleted that bit of information from within that file two weeks ago. You don’t just need to restore a backup of your file, you need to restore a version of that file from a specific point in time! No worries. This is easy enough to do for a single user.

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Extract value from machine data with Red Hat Storage and Splunk

You’re a thriving enterprise with oodles of data sitting around collecting digital dust. You know that if you could plumb the depths of that data you could increase sales, drive efficiency in your supply chains, or just do a better job supporting your customers. So you hire a data scientist to help you make heads or tails of it.

That data scientist tells you to use Splunk and gets to work. And, eventually, you start to see the fruits of your labor as systems are configured and processes put in place. Sales are up. Customers are happy. Your next step? See what more can be done!

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Understanding how big data is used: A vignette

Big data isn’t just a big topic, it’s a complicated one too. Never mind merely understanding how it works, how can you make use of it? You need ideas. Advice.

Inspiration.

Well, we recently launched Red Hat Storage Server 3 (aka RHSS3, you may have heard of it) and, with that, released a series of new videos we’ll be highlighting here on the blog. And this first one should scratch that “How can I use big data in my enterprise” itch you’ve been having.

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Storage Hangout Live at Strata + Hadoop World on Big Data’s Impact in the Financial Services Sector

Continuing our coverage at Strata + Hadoop World, the Storage Hangout is broadcasting live from the conference show floor, Red Hat – Big Data’s Irshad Raihan talks with Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Architect, Financial Services at Red Hat about the financial services sector.

Storage Hangout Live at Strata + Hadoop World – Big News from Cloudera CEO on Hadoop

Check out the latest Storage Hangout live at Strata + Hadoop World in New York City with Irshad Raihan and Brian Chang talking about Big Data and the bold statement from Cloudera’s CEO on the future of Hadoop.

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Over twenty years ago Red Hat revolutionized the open source approach to software by introducing the first commercial flavor of Linux. With an extensive open source technology portfolio, Red Hat is looking to revolutionize the big data market with cost-effective, modular, enterprise-grade solutions that can address the scale and flexibility needed by enterprises today. To learn more about Red Hat big data, go here.

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