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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Storage and Big Data Tutorial live at Strata+Hadoop World with Red Hat, Cloudera and Intel

 

Red Hat’s Greg Kleiman, director of storage and big data, meets up at Strata+Hadoop World 2015 with Brandon Draeger, director of marketing and strategy, big data solutions at Intel, and David Tishgart, director of marketing at Cloudera to discuss what interesting new trends they are seeing at the show. One revelation in particular will be most surprising…see the video

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Storage & Big Data Tutorial – Live at Strata+Hadoop World with Greg Kleiman

Strata+Hadoop World 2015 is underway in San Jose, CA and Red Hat Storage is on the scene. Today, Brian Chang chats with Greg Kleiman, director of storage and big data at Red Hat, to learn what news Greg is expecting to hear at the show and also what Red Hat is up to. Watch the video or read on for a summary.

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What’s new with Red Hat Storage Server

This blog post comes to us from Sayan Saha, Sr. Manager, Product Management, Storage & Data Business, Red Hat. In it, Sayan explores how Red Hat Storage’s server solutions are evolving and adapting to the needs of today’s businesses. Read on!

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Red Hat released an update of it’s Storage Server product based on the upstream GlusterFS project in mid-January. It was the most significant update release after the General Availability of Red Hat Storage Server 3.0 in October 2014. Red Hat Storage Server 3.0 update 3 (a.k.a RHSS 3.0.3) delivered a broad set of functionality building upon the major release of the Storage Server 3.0.

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Deploying PySpark on Red Hat Storage GlusterFS

by Steve Watt, Chief Architect, Big Data, Red Hat

Red Hat and Continuum Analytics are pleased to announce a new solution that allows customers to deploy PySpark on top of Red Hat Storage GlusterFS. If you’re attending Strata, you are encouraged to swing by the Red Hat Booth to grab a solution brief that describes how the solution is put together and how you can set it up. However, for those of you that are not at Strata, here’s the overview — and be sure to check out the technology brief, here.

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