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Hadoop: It’s All About the Apps

We’re starting a new year and so as technology professionals it’s time to take stock of our existing skill sets and prepare for the future by identifying those new skills that are likely to be most valuable. A recent ComputerWorld survey highlighted the “10 hottest tech skills for 2016” and Big Data came in at […] Read More

Break the Cycle of Deploying Unwieldy Hadoop Infrastructure

This is a guest blog courtesy of Chris Harrold, CTO of Big Data Solutions at EMC.  The content originally appeared on the EMC blog site here. We are in a new data-driven age. With the rise in adoption of big data analytics as a decision-making tool comes the need to accelerate time-to-insights and deliver faster innovation informed by […] Read More

Hadoop Virtualization: It’s About Time (and Value)

“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past.” – Machiavelli While there have been many amazing technologies that have impacted the data center, history books will certainly keep a warm spot open for “Virtualization”.  Virtualization is certainly not a new idea (indeed, it dates all the way back to the 1960s) but it […] Read More

Faster Time-to-Insights for Hadoop with AtScale and BlueData

“You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.” – Daniel Keys Moran Business Intelligence (BI) tools are used to derive valuable information using historical and current data. These BI tools enable visualization of data that can help drive important decisions in a timely manner, so they are essential for business analysts […] Read More

How to Implement a Secure, Multi-Tenant Hadoop Architecture

The content in this article originally appeared in TechSpective. Hadoop is an open source framework for storing and processing Big Data on large clusters of commodity hardware for massive data storage and faster processing. This would seem to make it a natural hub for all of an enterprise’s data. In this scenario, Hadoop could serve […] Read More

Self-Service Hadoop and Big Data Analytics

Back in the day, I remember my father bringing me to Horn & Hardart’s: the iconic, innovative, self-service cafeteria (aka automat) in New York City’s Times Square. You could pop in a couple of coins and pull out your own hot dish from behind a window. It was a technical marvel at the time. Fast-forward […] Read More

Docker, and Spark, and Hadoop. Oh My.

When we founded BlueData in the fall of 2012, we built our Big Data infrastructure software platform around the best open source hypervisor technology then available. We knew that virtualization was a key enabling technology to simplify Hadoop and other Big Data deployments. There were plenty of naysayers prophesying that Hadoop could never run in […] Read More

BlueData Integration with Apache Ambari for Hortonworks (HDP)

You may have seen that we recently announced our BlueData EPIC summer release. It’s a significant milestone with several benefits for Hadoop infrastructure teams as well as Big Data developers and data scientists. Integration with Apache Ambari is one of the key features in the new release, and I’ll provide some additional details in this […] Read More