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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 […] 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

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

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

Big-Data-as-a-Service. On-Prem or in the Cloud. It’s BDaaS

Today, we announced the directed availability of BlueData EPIC Enterprise for AWS – as part of our broader strategy to provide a flexible Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) platform for both on-premises and public cloud deployments. Will the real BDaaS please stand up … Here at BlueData, we are maniacally focused on simplifying and streamlining Big Data infrastructure […] Read More

Big Data Hackathon: BlueData on Apache Mesos

Here at BlueData, we’ve been tracking the progress of Apache Mesos with great interest. We recently held an internal 24 hour hackathon for BlueData engineering to explore new technologies and one of the projects we tackled was to see how we could integrate BlueData’s EPIC software platform with Apache Mesos. This work was a joint […] Read More

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Meets Big-Data-as-a-Service

Two of the hottest technology topics today are “Big Data” and “Hyperconvergence”. The Big Data market currently generates ~$20B in spend and Wikibon projects that the market will reach nearly $50B by 2019. A survey of enterprises by Gartner found that more than 75 percent of enterprises are investing or planning to invest in Big […] Read More