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Posts Tagged ‘ big data ’

joshsimons

Hadoop Performance on vSphere 5.1

April 19, 2013
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Hadoop Performance on vSphere 5.1

We’ve just published a third Hadoop performance paper, written by VMware performance expert Jeff Buell, which looks in detail at the relative performance of a bare-metal 32-node Hadoop cluster compared to a range of virtual clusters with up to 128 VMs. The executive summary is that while we saw a 13% performance degradation in a head-to-head comparison of a 32-node physical cluster against a 32-VM virtual cluster (one VM per host) running on the same hardware and running the same tests, virtualized performance can be increased significantly — to the point where virtualized Hadoop actually runs a bit faster than physical — by increasing the number of VMs per host. We’ve seen this effect before with Hadoop...

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joshsimons

2013 Predictions: When Worlds Collide

December 18, 2012
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2013 Predictions: When Worlds Collide

It’s time again to dust off the crystal ball, cast the yarrow sticks, read the tea leaves, and share some thoughts about where the IT world is heading over the next twelve months and beyond. Because my focus at VMware is on High Performance Computing (HPC), I’ll confine my prognostications primarily to the growing area of overlap between mainstream Enterprise Computing and HPC — places where each world can benefit from the other in important ways. Before I start, let’s get one no-brainer prediction out of the way: 2012 will be remembered for Nicira , and not Nibiru . Yes, software-defined networking ( SDN ) will trump planetary collisions and the...

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steveherrod

GigaOm Structure – Big Data in the Cloud

June 20, 2012
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I attended GigaOm Structure this week in San Francisco, and it was another successful event with cloud bursting at the seams! I gave a talk about the real impact of Big Data when it meets cloud computing, which is an important topic for our customers.

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@richardmcdougll

Cetas (VMware) receives prestigious 2012 TiE50 award!

May 18, 2012
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Cetas (VMware) receives prestigious 2012 TiE50 award!

  As a great validation of VMware’s decision to acquire Cetas , that team has been honored with the TiE50 award in the Software category. This award acknowledges their achievements and underscores the recognition we are getting in the Big Data Analytics space. We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award and it is a solid recognition of all the innovative and hard work done by the team. TiE is a leading entrepreneur-focused organization doing a tremendous job of fostering creativity and innovation amongst entrepreneurs while identifying the technologies and companies that rise to the top in their respective focus areas. More and more business users are demanding instant...

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@richardmcdougll

VMware acquires Cetas Software for Cloud and Big Data Analytics

April 24, 2012
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VMware acquires Cetas Software for Cloud and Big Data Analytics

At the beginning of the year, I posted that we are in the midst of a data renaissance   — where a rapid proliferation of new uses of data is driving new technologies to manage data. The traditional relational database had once been the main vehicle for serving the needs of online applications with optimized variants used to store longer-term data for business intelligence and analytics. No longer however, does one size fit all when it comes to data and database technologies. The unprecedented volume of information being collected and analyzed is driving new Big Data technologies. Extreme performance requirements and changing hardware architectures necessitate new Fast Data solutions, like in-memory databases. Applications that interact with data in a variety...

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joshsimons

Video: Big Data, HPC, and VMware

April 2, 2012
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Video: Big Data, HPC, and VMware

The video of the Big Data panel at the OpenFabrics Alliance User and Developer Workshop has now been posted at insideHPC.com — it is available here .   DK Panda from Ohio State University spoke first and gave a compressed version of a much longer talk that illustrates the benefits of high bandwidth and low latency interconnect for distributed Enterprise services like memcached as well as benchmarks like Yahoo’s Cloud Serving Benchmark ( YCSB ) — interesting stuff, especially as an illustration of the converging requirements we are seeing between HPC and Enterprise.   My talk starts at about 12m30s in the video and, embarrassingly since it was supposed to be a 10-minute talk,...

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joshsimons

Video Interview: Josh Simons on Virtualization for HPC and Big Data

March 28, 2012
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I sat down for an interview with William Wallace from insideHPC at the OpenFabrics Alliance User and Developer Workshop in Monterey yesterday in which we talked about low latency and RDMA for the Enterprise and for HPC and the importance of Big Data to VMware. The video (running time 10:13) is here .

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