The recent Data Day Texas 2014 featured a session given by Josh Wills, Cloudera’s Senior Director of Data Science: “From The Lab To The Factory: Building A Production Machine Learning Infrastructure.”
FlexPod Select with Hadoop delivers enterprise class Hadoop with validated, pre-configured components for fast deployment, higher reliability and smoother integration with existing applications and infrastructure. These technical reference architectures optimize storage, networking, and servers with Cloudera and Hortonworks distributions of Hadoop.
In this slidecast, Kevin Murray from IBM introduces the company’s new X6 line of servers. Able to accommodate solid-state Flash drives in their DIMM memory slots, the new systems are designed to deliver significant improvements in the performance and economics of x86-based systems for analytics and the cloud.
“IBM appears to be seeing about the same results as other companies pushing big data technology, such as Hadoop. There’s some money coming in, but it’s not yet a billion-dollar business. There’s potential for really big deals, but it probably means slogging through long proofs of concept and deployment cycles.”
As 2014 enters like a lion in terms of Big Data opportunities, it is useful to survey the landscape to get a profile for the movers and shakers in our industry. Here is a strategic list of big data players compiled by the Sand Hill Group (coincidentally not located on Silicon Valley’s San Hill Road) based on a simplistic set of criteria
As a compelling case study illustrating the power and cost-effectiveness of Apache Hadoop, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., a provider of diagnostics and information technology solutions for animal health, is using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop via Amazon Web Services (AWS) to flexibly scale its business at lower cost, and gain access to critical customer data instantly for rapid response times.