As the NFL Superbowl XLIX nears, we see similarities between sports franchises and businesses

Superbowl XLIX is upon us and, sports fan or not, the excitement is contagious. But as neighbors, friends and family draw their battle lines (and fire up their grills…depending on what part of the USA they are in!) we here at Red Hat couldn’t help but turn our thoughts to something just as big, if not bigger, than this annual tournament of champions.

If you guessed we’re going to talk about big data then, congratulations, you get a cookie. We couldn’t help but see similarities between sports franchises and the enterprise, so we’re going to explore that thought a little more. Read on!

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Storage Tutorial: The Future of Big Data

Welcome to 2015 and the exciting world of storage and Big Data! Want to know what the new year holds for Big Data?

Check out this storage tutorial with Red Hat’s Brian Chang chatting with Greg Kleiman, (Director, Big Data, Red Hat) and Irshad Raihan (Big Data Product Marketing, also at Red Hat) who give their storage predictions for 2015.

In the video the group discusses the importance of enterprise data scientists and their role in helping enterprises succeed both in their current business model while also opening new business opportunities. They talk about how to capture, cultivate, and manage Big Data, especially the new challenge of doing so in real time. They look at monetizing data not only in data-based businesses but spreading into more traditional industries such as the car industry. And, last but not least, they discuss how to translate Big Data into a viable and easily accessible revenue stream.

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Storage Tutorial: 2015 IT Predictions with Ceph

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

Back in April 2014, Red Hat acquired Ceph provider Inktank. Now that the team is a part of Red Hat, we get to pick their brains for thoughts on 2015! To that end, Storage Tutorial Mastermind (and brand manager) Brian Chang sat down with Ross Turk, product marketing manager for Red Hat Storage, Danielle Womboldt, director of marketing for Ceph, and Patrick “Scuttlemonkey” McGarry, community manager for Ceph for their predictions. We’re summarizing it a bit here, but for the entire conversation check out the video below!

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GlusterFS 4.0: bold new release

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Questions about the GlusterFS 4.0 release? Then this is the video for you. Brian Chang, of Red Hat, interviews Jeff Darcy, Red Hat Principle Software Engineer and GlusterFS Architect to get the inside take on the newest GlusterFS.

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Fantasy Football proves Big Data is for Everyone

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, an organization formed around enabling the white collar set to fulfill their dream of becoming the general manager of an imaginary sports franchise, estimates that there are 41.5 million people playing fantasy sports in North America.

If you don’t know much about fantasy sports, fear not – we’ll break it down for you. But, more importantly, we’re going to talk about how fantasy sports are an analogy for why big data impacts us all…and why.

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Whiteboarded: How Red Hat delivers on Big Data

In the below explainer video, Red Hat’s Irshad Raihan explains how Red Hat can connect businesses to big data and help drive results. Check it out below but, if you want a taste of what to expect, read on!

Trends and buckets

Irshad points out three key trends he’s seeing in enterprise IT: Big data, cloud, and open source. These trends are technologies that Red Hat offers leading tools for.

Irshad goes on to explain that big data comes in two buckets; infrastructure, which must be reliable, secure, and scalable to support big data workloads; and a data & analytics layer, which is where data is ingested, enriched, and processed.

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Follow the money: What’s 2015 looking like for IT?

 

In our latest Storage Hangout — seen in the video, below — Brian and Irshad talk about how 2015 is shaping up for IT budgets, but keep reading to get a sneak preview of what they’ll be talking about.

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Six sides to a conversation: Top chats we had in 2014 with TheCUBE

Before we say our final farewell to 2014, we want to take a moment to look back and invite you join us with a look at five memorable videos, all from TheCUBE at the Red Hat Summit 2014.

First up, Red Hat president and chief executive officer, Jim Whitehurst, discusses key industry topics ranging from open source technologies to big data, providing an overview of how Red Hat is leading the way through innovations designed to meet enterprise challenges.

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For Red Hat, it’s 1994 all over again

In 1994, and, in fact, throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, there was a pronounced shift as we saw the industry move away from proprietary hardware and software and toward industry-standard servers with Linux running on top. Today, we see the same shift in trends. Only, today, this shift centers around Big Data.

Come listen to the talk given by Ranga Rangachari, VP/GM Red Hat Storage at Strata + Hadoop World. Gain key observations on Big Data. Learn how the Red Hat product portfolio can help you capitalize on the full scope of your Big Data. And understand how Red Hat partners with the key vendors in the space to multiply your options, giving you the tools you need to benefit from your Big Data.

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Big Data Update with Steve Watt, Chief Architect

 

Q: Intro: Steve Watt Red Hat Chief Architect, Hadoop and Big Data

A: Background with HP and IBM. Always been on cutting edge. When I came to Red Hat I thought, “What does Red Hat have to do with Big Data, and why do they want me to join?” Now I know there’s a ton of big data stuff happening. Very cool projects.

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Machine data growth and retention got you beat? Red Hat Storage has your back!

by Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Big Data Product Manager

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Machine data is by far the fastest growing component of Big Data and the Internet of Things. Everyday more and more devices are spewing out logs by the second that can be analyzed for patterns and anomalies. Machine data tends to be more credible and rich in insights when compared to human data (think social sentiment).

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Can Big Data Save the Environment by Making Your Company More Eco-Friendly?

In the second part of our discussion with Sandeep Khaneja of Function1, we focus on specific vertical markets where he is seeing major opportunities for Big Data. Sandeep see’s significant progress in the area of energy management and energy consumption. As enterprise organizations look to save building facility costs such as lighting, cooling and heating, big data modules help to monitor and analyze massive data sets in a effort to conserve energy being consumed.

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