Can a Hybrid Storage Solution Find a Needle in Your Big Data Haystack?

A scalable storage solution for Big Data is becoming more and more critical to IT. As enterprise companies experience larger data set growth, the need to mine the data becomes increasingly of greater importance. Is a hybrid cold storage solution really able to find a needle in an cavernous data haystack?

Tune in to this week’s Storage Hangout with our guest, Sandeep Khaneja, as he talks about the latest at Function1 and Splunk. Hear his take on the Splunk scalable hybrid storage use case customer scenarios for massive data sets. The interview is the first of two episodes with Sandeep.

To learn more about Function1, go here.

Big Data makes IT matter

by Irshad Raihan

About ten years ago Nick Carr wrote a famous article for the Harvard Business Review where he made a strong argument for why Information Technology (IT) doesn’t matter. The core of his hypothesis was that the commoditization of IT – just like with any mainstream technology across human history – made IT invisible in the long run, and therefore not matter from a strategic standpoint.

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GlusterFS Update

Catch up with Dave McAllister, Gluster Community Lead to find out the latest on the GlusterFS 3.4 and 3.5 releases and how it impacts the Gluster FS 3.6 release. Additionally, hear Dave talk about the GlusterFS future features including Bit Rot detection. And also hear his 2015 community plans and future releases.

To learn more about the Gluster community, go here.

Questions and Answers, part three: Workloads

Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series of Q&A’s resulting from the launching of Red Hat Storage Server 3. In this part, we’ll be looking at workloads.

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What kind of growth in big data do you feel we will see over the next five years?

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Questions and Answers, part two: Red Hat Storage Server 3

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

Welcome to part two of our series on Q&A’s from the recent launch of Red Hat Storage Server 3 (RHSS3). Our first post in this series covered how RHSS3 compared to competitors. Now we’ll cover the product itself.

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Can you help me understand the pricing mechanics for Storage Server 3  and if this has changed given the enhancements for more workloads and more hardware platform support?

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Storage Hangout: Hadoop Plug-in Refresh Release and Ambari Project with Erin Boyd

In today’s Storage Hangout, Brian catches up with Erin Boyd, principle software engineer of Red Hat Big Data to learn about the Hadoop Plug-in Refresh Release. You can see the release information in detail here.

Q: Tell us more about the Hadoop Plug-in Refresh release. What can the big data community expect from this new release?

A: For the latest release of the plugin we have joined forces with our partner, Hortonworks, to release their 2.1 version of Hortonworks Data Platform for Hadoop using Ambari.

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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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