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Big Data Is Not Something That's Only On a Certain Platform, says IBM's Anjul Bhambhri #hadoopsummit

Big Data Is Not Something That's Only On a Certain Platform, says IBM's Anjul Bhambhri #hadoopsummit

Anjul Bhambhri, Vice President, Big Data and Streams, IBM, discussed the company's latest release, Big Insights, along with its overall Big Data strategy with theCUBE co-hosts Jeff Kelly and Dave Vellante, live at the Hadoop Summit 2013. Big Insights. IBM's flagship offering in the Big Data space, was just announced a few weeks ago and offers "a lot of the capabilities that we have made generally available,"  starts Bhambhri, noting that these were also identified as capabilities needed by the enterprise during the first day of the summit. "We have brought SQL to Hadoop, we are now providing wire SQL update capabilities." Another feature... more »
Aerospike CTO Says Streaming is the Next Hadoop #HadoopSummit

Aerospike CTO Says Streaming is the Next Hadoop #HadoopSummit

Brian Bulkowski, CTO and Founder of Aerospike joined John Furrier in theCUBE’s ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit 2013. The three discuss Aerospike’s speed and advantages. Bulkowski explains that Aerospike allows users to optimize their use of Flash, pushing it to its limit without getting bottlenecked on CPU. He notes that Aerospike is the fastest solution for harnessing storm Storm, a processing system and an API. The company currently has two customers, 1 in China and 1 in the U.S. that use Aerospike to get fast realtime analytics for advertising. Bulkowski notes that with Trident you need a storage device underneath it that... more »
Hadoop Still Maturing : Needs Search, Security + Governance, says Gartner | #hadoopsummit

Hadoop Still Maturing : Needs Search, Security + Governance, says Gartner | #hadoopsummit

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian talked about Hadoop, its shortcomings and potential, with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 Hadoop Summit in San Jose. Commenting on his earlier keynote, Adrian mentioned that the main theme was maturity, "Things are getting close to being used by real people for real things," and there have been some serious deployments. How can Hadoop Mature?   When it comes to the open source community, things are visible long before they are ready for commercial consumption. Commercial companies don't talk about a new technology until it's close to beta. What was being talked about a... more »
"We cannot be out innovated." Teradata President Discusses Benefits of Partnerships #HadoopSummit

"We cannot be out innovated." Teradata President Discusses Benefits of Partnerships #HadoopSummit

Scott Gnau, President of Teradata Labs for Teradata joins John Furrier and Jeff Kelly in theCUBE for their ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit 2013. The three discuss benefits of partnering with similar organizations in the Big Data industry. Furrier asks about Teradata’s value. Gnau suggest that “the technology and the value of what it brings to the table allows us to harness and store new kinds of data in its native format, which gives people the opportunity to catch up on things that they’ve wanted to catch up on over time.” Gnau notes that a strength of Hadoop is that it allows... more »
Hortonworks CEO Speaks on Hadoop-driven Business + Unlocking ALL Data Value | #hadoopsummit

Hortonworks CEO Speaks on Hadoop-driven Business + Unlocking ALL Data Value | #hadoopsummit

In the first day of Hadoop Summit 2013, John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcast live from San Jose, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, where the major topics revolved around Hadoop-driven business and Business Intelligence, reference architectures, enterprise data architecture and Hadoop (Disruptive) Economics. First guest of the day, Rob Bearden, CEO at Hortonworks, spoke about Hadoop and their efforts to turn it into a viable Enterprise data platform. Hadoop is an enormous platform, the biggest oportunity it has is becoming an enterprise data platform. Once it becomes that, it will have the ability to generate the next data... more »
The Majority of Data for Analytics Will Run on Hadoop, Says Cloudera's Amr Awadallah | #hadoopsummit

The Majority of Data for Analytics Will Run on Hadoop, Says Cloudera's Amr Awadallah | #hadoopsummit

Amr Awadallah, CTO & Co-Founder, Cloudera, discussed the Hadoop current ecosystem, the open source / proprietary business model, and Big Data challenges with theCUBE co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, live at the 2013 edition of Hadoop Summit in San Jose. "The ecosystem is definitely growing," Awadallah said. Five years ago it was just Cloudera, no other commercial vendor was trying to enable Hadoop in the enterprise. Now there are about ten of them, including both big companies and new comers like Hortonworks. "That's a healthy thing, that's a sign of a growing market," says Awadallah. If Hadoop was just hype, new companies, new... more »
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Networking + Software Must Get Easier : Cisco Confirms SDN Goals with Insieme Launch

As promised, Insieme Networks, officially branded "Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)", exited stealth on Day 3 of this week’s Cisco Live conference in Orlando. Padmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, revealed that the one-year-old startup is aiming to take SDN to the next level with an open operating system for the network. Warrior sidestepped the specifics, but she did mention that the software takes an object-oriented approach to managing data center networks. Rather than focusing on individual components, Insieme’s offering serves as an abstraction layer that gives the user control over all IT resources, including networking equipment, servers, storage and services. The... more »
Splunk VP Discusses New Splunk Hadoop Collaboration HUNK #HadoopSummit

Splunk VP Discusses New Splunk Hadoop Collaboration HUNK #HadoopSummit

Sanjay Mehta, VP of Product Marketing for Splunk joins John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCUBE’s ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit. The three discuss the recently announced HUNK, a beta product that combine Splunk and Hadoop. Mehta explains that HUNK allows users to explore and visualize data that resides in Hadoop natively. This product allows users to analyze undetermined data and aims “to deliver better analytics and better insights.” Mehta says that HUNK “collects massive streams of data and turns that into charts and dashboards that can be shared across the organization.” The company addresses a recurring question among users who... more »
Intel is Committed to Open Source, Security + Governance | #hadoopsummit

Intel is Committed to Open Source, Security + Governance | #hadoopsummit

John Furrier and Dave Vellante, theCUBE co-hosts, broadcast live today from Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose, discussing the Hadoop Driven Business and the challenges arising from massive Hadoop adoption in terms of security and governance. Their guest, Aaron Davies-Morris, Managing Director, Worldwide Professional Services with Intel, talked about his company's current business strategy. Vellante started the interview by asking Davies-Morris the reason behind Intel's involvement with Hadoop distribution, the motivation for getting in the Hadoop market. Davies believes that Hadoop distribution increases chip sales, which is a good thing for their share-holders. Explaining the company's vision, he added: "As a company we... more »
"We do Hadoop." Hortonworks VP Talks Strategy

"We do Hadoop." Hortonworks VP Talks Strategy

Shaun Connolly, VP of Corporate Strategy for Hortonworks joins John Furrier and Dave Vellante in theCUBE’s ongoing coverage of Hadoop Summit 2013. The three discuss Hortonworks strategy, value and how conversations concerning the company's value have changed. Connolly believes Hadoop really has emerged as the system uniquely qualified to store massive amounts of data at a significantly large scale. Vellante notes that Hadoop began as an enterprise oriented vision. Connolly acknowledges that Hortonworks now deals with many more mainstream enterprise users. Furrier asks Connolly, as a strategy expert, “What’s the biggest change in the Hadoop ecosystem since last year?” Connolly suggests some... more »

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