CRN Names BlueData One of “15 Coolest Big Data Platform Vendors”

This week, CRN (a brand of The Channel Company) released its annual Big Data 100 list – and for the third year in a row, BlueData was named to the list. This list recognizes the ingenuity of tech suppliers bringing to market innovative offerings for harnessing the increasingly huge amounts of data generated in today’s digital […] Read More

The Proof is in the Pudding (I Mean, in the Benchmarking)

Back in the fall of 2012, we started BlueData with the firm belief that Big Data workloads would run in a virtual environment – and achieve the inherent virtualization benefits of flexibility, agility, and cost-efficiency – without paying a performance penalty. At the time, we were in a fairly small fringe group of believers in this […] Read More

Big Data Analytics in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Here in Silicon Valley, it’s clear that spring is just around the corner and the hills are a vibrant green. After a wet winter, the rains are turning into spring showers and the sky is full of clouds. What does this have to do with Big Data? Well, springtime in North America may not arrive […] Read More

Now Available: BlueData EPIC on Amazon Web Services

On behalf of the entire BlueData team, I’m thrilled to announce the general availability (GA) of BlueData EPIC on AWS. With this announcement, BlueData is executing on our goal of offering the first and only Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform to support: Choice and flexibility: Provides data science teams with the ability to create their own unique Big Data […] Read More

Distributed Data Science with Spark 2.0, Python, R, and H2O on Docker

Here at BlueData, I’ve worked with many of our customers (including large enterprises in financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare, as well as government agencies and universities) to help their data science teams with their Big Data initiatives. In this blog post, I want to share some of my recent experiences in working with the data […] Read More

Next Generation Big Data Solutions with Dell and EMC

BlueData has been fortunate to work with both EMC and Dell as a partner.  We’ve collaborated with many teams and joint customers across both companies, united in our common mission to simplify and accelerate the deployment of Big Data infrastructure in the enterprise. The newly combined Dell Technologies is a technology powerhouse capable of delivering […] Read More

HPE and BlueData − A Game-Changing Combination for Big Data

Last week, at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, an estimated 7,000 people descended upon New York City to hear about the latest and greatest in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and the Internet of Things.  I enjoy this conference for two main reasons: it’s a great opportunity to meet with dozens (if not hundreds) of […] Read More

Evolving from a Data-Centric to Application-Centric Model for Big Data

Over the past several years, many Fortune 500 enterprises have implemented their Hadoop architectures with a data-centric approach. The common theme in their architectures is the build out of one or more Hadoop clusters supporting the concept of a centralized data lake. In other words, they created a central storage repository that is the source […] Read More

Beyond Hadoop-as-a-Service: The Opportunity for Big-Data-as-a-Service

This is a guest blog courtesy of Raghunath Nambiar, distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solution engineering at Cisco.  This post originally appeared on the Cisco blog site here. I’ve written in the past about the opportunity for Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) – providing self-service provisioning, elastic scaling, and support for multi-tenancy. But in my […] Read More

HDFS Upgrades Are Painful. But They Don’t Have to Be.

It’s hard enough to gather all the data that an enterprise needs for a Hadoop deployment; it shouldn’t be hard to manage it as well. But if you follow the traditional Hadoop “best practices”, it is. In particular, upgrades to the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) are excruciatingly painful. By way of background, each version […] Read More