Machine Data Analytics Could Save Your Life

Cerritos Wildfire Covers More Than 5,000 Acres

Wildfires aren’t new to California’s fire crews. But this year is different. Flames in Yosemite are threatening treasured sequoias that are some of the largest and oldest living things on earth, some living past 3,000 years. University researchers with support from the National Science Foundation are analyzing satellite and sensor data to be able to predict and track such wildfires to save human, animal and plant lives.

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What Can a Paper Shredder Teach Us About Big Data?

by Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Storage – Big Data Product Marketing

The trusty paper shredder in my home office died last week. I’m in the market for a new one. Years ago, when I purchased “Shreddy” (of course, it had a name) after a brief conversation with a random store clerk, choices were few and information scarce. In fact, paper shredders weren’t really considered standard personal office equipment as they are today. Most good shredders were built for offices not homes. Back in the market more than a decade later, it’s clear that the search for a new shredder is going to be trickier than I had imagined.

A paper shredder is a lot like big data.

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Linux, Gluster and the FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER!!!

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What do open source software solutions like the Linux operating system and the Gluster distributed file system have in common w/ the Frankenstein Monster? Don’t know?!? Arrrgghhh!!!

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The Data Life Cycle Has Changed. Are You Ready?

by Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Storage – Big Data Product Marketing

Digital data has been around for centuries in one form or the other. Commercial tabulating machines have been available since the late 1800’s when they were used for accounting, inventory and population census. Why then do we label today as the Big Data age? What dramatically changed in the last 10-15 years that has the entire IT industry chomping at the bit?

More data? Certainly. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are two big drivers that have contributed to the classic V’s (Volume, Variety, Velocity) of Big Data. The first is the commoditization of computing hardware – servers, storage, sensors, cell phones – basically anything that runs on silicon. The second is the explosion in the number of data authors – both machines and humans.

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Red Hat at 2014 Hadoop Summit this week (June 3-5)

The Big Data community is converging on San Jose, CA this week (June 3-5) for 2014 Hadoop Summit. If you plan to attend, please be sure to stop by the Red Hat booth (#G18) to learn more about Red Hat’s Big Data solution. More details are available here: http://www.redhat.com/about/news/archive/2014/6/red-hat-at-hadoop-summit-san-Jose-gaining-bigger-advantage-from-all-enterprise-data%5B/

And to sign up for 2014 Hadoop Summit, register here: http://hadoopsummit.org/san-jose/

See you at the conference!

Manageability Becoming A Key Component of Open, Software Defined Storage (Red Hat Storage Console Now Available!)

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product and Solution Marketing

Open software-defined storage is transforming the way organizations tackle their data management challenges. We are seeing that more and more customers are realizing that an open software-based approach can create opportunities to significantly reduce costs and efficiently contend with their exploding data landscape. Additionally, open software-defined storage solutions can help discover new roles and value for enterprise storage.

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Red Hat Storage Adds Enhanced Data Protection and Volume Snapshots for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0

We are pleased to announce new Red Hat Storage Server capabilities in conjunction with the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. With enhanced data protection for OpenStack and volume snap shot creation and management, Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 help optimize the overall data footprint for enterprise cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat Storage, an open software-defined storage solution, provides multiple data access methods including File (Glance), Block (Cinder) and Object (Swift) Storage for OpenStack deployments in a truly elastic, scale-out approach. Red Hat Storage deployed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 provides Cinder, Glance and Swift Object services for a unified storage approach that eliminates disparate silos of data and scales to petabyte levels.

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Red Hat’s Approach with Open, Software-Defined Storage (A Four Part Series)

Today’s Post: Red Hat Storage Server In Action

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Several weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”. Today’s entry is the conclusion of this four part mini-series.

We understand how difficult it is to optimize your storage for innovation and growth, and our goal is to help enterprises on their journey to convert their data centers from cost centers into revenue-generators. Red Hat Storage Server has helped businesses of all varieties achieve their objectives. Here’s how open, software-defined storage has helped a few organizations get to the next level:

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The Importance and Improvements in Red Hat Storage’s Geo-Replication

by Veda Shankar, Product Marketing @ Red Hat

Red Hat Storage (RHS) is delivering a different approach to the storage requirements of today’s data center: Open, software-defined storage (SDS). This approach differs from the traditional, hardware-centric data storage model, which limits a business’s flexibility by tying it to proprietary vendor solutions. With Red Hat’s storage offering, RHS, the design focuses on solving storage challenges with software at a petabyte scale.

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IDC Study in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments

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IDC Study Finds Customers Use More Than Hadoop to Holistically Analyze Data

IDC has taken a look at the ways businesses are using Hadoop in conjunction with traditional analytics to draw insight out of their data. The IDC White Paper, sponsored by Red Hat, entitled “Trends in Enterprise Hadoop Deployments” (October 2013) takes a look at what percentage of businesses have existing Hadoop deployments, immediate plans to deploy, and long-term plans to deploy. The white paper also investigated the ways in which businesses use Hadoop to analyze big data. What becomes clear is that businesses use Hadoop in a variety of ways and in concert with other platforms. The outcome of this is that some enterprises are looking to alternative persistent storage systems that go beyond HDFS. Red Hat Storage offers GlusterFS as an alternative to HDFS and ranks with IBM’s Global File system (GPFS), and EMC Isilon OneFS as the top offerings, thanks to its strong reputation for being robust, scale-out and open source.

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Red Hat’s Approach with Open, Software Defined Storage (A Four Part Series)

Part 2: Community Driven Innovation

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Two weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”. Coincident with that blog, the IT analyst firm Gartner placed ‘Software Defined Anything’ in its list for Top IT Trends for 2014. With this proclamation, as well as recent discussions in the storage market about software-defined storage, we wanted to spend some time to discuss the graphic shown in our original blog and what Red Hat’s approach is to this important and growing market trend and why we believe that a truly open approach will ultimately win the day. Today’s entry is the second in a four part mini-series.

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Red Hat’s Approach with Open, Software Defined Storage (A Four Part Series)

Part 1: Open, Software-Defined Storage

by Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Hopefully, by now you have seen the below graphic before. Two weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”.

Additionally, Gartner recently placed ‘Software Defined Anything’ in it’s list for Top IT Trends for 2014. With this proclamation, as well as recent discussions in the storage market about software-defined storage, we wanted to spend some time to discuss the graphic shown in that blog and what Red Hat’s approach is to this important and growing market trend and why a truly open approach will ultimately win the day. Today’s entry will begin a four part mini-series.

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