Big data is a relatively new phenomenon comprised of a number of disciplines that contribute to making the technology possible. But have you ever wondered how we got here, how big data evolved over time?
MapR Technologies, Inc., a top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, and Elasticsearch Inc., a popular open source search and analytics solution, today announced the integration of Elasticsearch’s real-time search and analytics capability with the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop, enabling customers to search and store tremendous amounts of information in real time.
“Our architecture permits tens of thousands of SSDs to be connected together and accessed in a parallel and concurrent way using direct mapping of memory accesses from a local machine to the I/O bus and memory of a remote machine. This feature allows for data transmission between local and remote system memories without the use of operating system services. It also enables a unique linear scalability of SSDs bandwidth and IOPS and consequently allows computation and data access to scale together linearly. This totally eliminates the bottleneck in bandwidth or IOPS and provides optimal dimensions of performance, capacity, and computation with an unmatched flexibility at a fraction of the costs.”
“Software defined storage is a fundamental component of software defined data centers – the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. In its simplest form, Software Defined Storage is about leveraging software only solutions to address storage challenges, from vendor lock-in, cost, performance, security, scale and manageability. A complete SDS portfolio enables customers to both optimize existing infrastructure and fully replace legacy configurations with industry standard hardware powered by software.”
I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I explore our industry.