Announcing Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1. on Red Hat Storage 3.0.2

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We are pleased to announce the availability of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 on Red Hat Storage 3.0.2. This joint solution between Red Hat and Hortonworks allows you to bring the full analytical power of the Hadoop Ecosystem to the data within your Red Hat Storage cluster.

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Questions and Answers, part one: Red Hat Storage Server 3, Ceph, and Gluster

Please note: Red Hat Storage Server has a new name: Red Hat Gluster Storage. Learn more about it, and Red Hat Ceph Storage, here: http://red.ht/1Hw7gYb

You may recall we recently launched Red Hat Storage Server 3 (learn more about that here). Well, we had a lot of questions arise during our keynote that we weren’t able to share at the time due to the live nature of the broadcast. Well, we’ve collected all the questions we received and compiled a series of blog posts around them. We’ll be sharing them over the next few days…starting with this post.

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Storage Tutorial: Live from Strata + Hadoop World – Barcelona, Spain (11/20)

Tune into the latest episode of the Storage Tutorial, broadcasting live from Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona, Spain. Brian hangs out with Greg Kleiman, Director of Red Hat Big Data, about the latest news and announcements coming out of Strata+Hadoop World conference.

Greg touches on the long term vision for big data analytics, the partnership alliances with Cloudera and Hadoop, and provides a glimpse into the future 2015 Red Hat Big Data strategy.

BrightTALK Webinar Highlights: The New Shape of Software Defined Storage

slide3_001Did you have a chance to catch the BrightTALK webinar: “The New Shape of Software Defined Storage?” If not, then you missed out. It was hosted by the Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett, and it explored the rapidly expanding world of Software Defined Storage with a panel of the hottest SDS vendors in the market including:

  • Gridstore: Founder & CTO: Kelly Murphy
  • HP: Director, Product Marketing & Management – SDS: Rob Strechay
  • IBM: Director, Storage and SDE Strategy: Sam Werner
  • Red Hat: Product Marketing Lead, Big Data: Irshad Raihan

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Big data in risk management: Red Hat and Hortonworks to the rescue

The real estate bubble of 2008 made shockwaves worldwide. This was so significant an event that the US economy only this year was determined to have recovered to pre-bubble levels. But this event also resulted in all sorts of other shockwaves — regulatory ones.

To address these regulatory needs for Wall Street, Red Hat Storage teamed up with Hortonworks to build an enterprise grade big data risk management solution. At the recent Strata+Hadoop World, Vamsi Chemitiganti (chief architect, financial services) presented the solution in a session — which you can see for yourself at the bottom of this post.

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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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