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Metascale Introduces Hadoop Appliance

Metascale

MetaScale, the technology solutions provider subsidiary of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), recently introduced a Hadoop appliance product line that incorporates advanced technology with the expertise of specialists who have successfully delivered Hadoop implementations.

Productionizing Hadoop: 7 Architectural Best Practices

Big Data will change the way your organization responds to business opportunities. But to reap its full benefits, you have to move from proof of concept into full production. Here is an informative, 52-minute presentation that provides the guidelines for successfully integrating Hadoop into your standard data center processes.

Big Data & Brews

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Big Data & Brews reminds me of the good old pre-dotcom-bubble days when I used to attend many networking events over at the Westwood Brewery near UCLA. Those were heady days. It was beer and tech back then as it seems to be today. Now, instead of meeting up in person, you can enjoy contemporary discussions of the big data industry by watching the host, Datameer CEO Stephan Groschupf, and his guest in an informal pub atmosphere.

Interview: Diablo Technologies Disrupts with Memory Channel Storage

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Memory Channel Storage is an innovative storage architecture that enables non-volatile media to reside within the memory subsystem. “Anyone using or designing Enterprise storage solutions should be paying attention. The unique performance and scalability characteristics of Memory Channel Storage are truly disruptive and will both accelerate existing applications with no changes required and enable new use cases.”

Accenture’s View of Big Data Trends

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Here is an informative short video presentation from the recent Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara featuring Mike Hendrickson, VP Content Strategy over at O’Reilly Media interviewing Vince Dell’anno, Big Data Lead for Accenture. The discussion centers around big data trends such as what types of organizations tend to need big data technology more than […]

Interview: Spectra Logic and Deep Storage Solutions for Massive Data

Kevin Dudak

“Deep storage, and tape library-based storage in general, benefit organizations that are looking to incorporate low-cost, high-density, scalable storage into their fast-growth data environments. Industries that recognize the value and regularly rely on tape storage include education, federal and state government, finance, life sciences, media and entertainment, oil and gas exploration, and Web 2.0, among others.”

Tarmin Defines and Refines Data Defined Storage

Tarmin

“We are continuing to align GridBank with the growing demands of the information economy to deliver a future proof data centric solution for organizations. “

Challenges and Solutions for Genomics in the Age of Big Data

The Genomic Data Landscape

Leading researchers in data science and genomics are recommending strategies to help genomic scientists better manage, share, analyze and archive massive research and clinical data sets in an effort to ensure that the big data explosion results in better health outcomes and faster research discoveries.

Cray Discovers a Viable Approach to Hadoop in Big Data Science

Mike Boros

We caught up with Mike Boros, Hadoop Product Manager at Cray, to learn about the company’s Big Data solutions. “I think you’ll see Cray continue to focus on Big & Fast, vs. just Big Data. Technologies like Hadoop make hosting large data sets easy. The challenge of getting value from that data set, after it’s large, is what we’re interested in.”

Strata Conference 2014 Slides and Videos

Last week saw evidence for the big data industry steamroller effect as the Strata Conference 2014 in Santa Clara came and went. With thousands of attendees, an abundance of informative presentations, and a very healthy exhibitor ecosystem, the show defined the current state-of-the-art for all that is big data. If you missed the big event, O’Reilly Media has graciously made available the slides and videos for some of the presentations.