Posts Tagged ‘ data ’

@richardmcdougll

VMware adds Affinity to its open source data efforts

February 28, 2012
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VMware adds Affinity to its open source data efforts

Data is top of mind in VMware engineering these days. You might have seen my recent post , and today we’re pleased to open-source a new database named Affinity under the Apache 2 license. Affinity is a fully transactional cloud data store with an extremely flexible data model. It will be available as open-source much like VMware’s existing work with Spring and Cloud Foundry communities. Affinity is emerging from multiple years of R&D and brings a lot to the table for developers. It allows for a more expressive and easy way to deal with complex, heterogeneous data and will offer features that enable the development of unique applications. Web developers will be able to...

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@richardmcdougll

New Year, New Assignment: Data

February 10, 2012
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New Year, New Assignment: Data

Cloud was so yesterday, you have to be with big-data to be hip ;-).  So…   I’ve been spending a growing amount of time in the data space. This has been mostly as a strategic planning activity for VMware’s product investments as we extend into the data space, and in 2012, I’ll take the lead on our big-data development efforts. This is an important and growing area for the industry as it drives significant new value to business.  We see a meaningful role for cloud and virtualization as this corner of IT begins to take real shape.   In this blog I will share highlights of our team’s work, including some exciting new developments around Hadoop.     The Path to Simplification and Optimization...

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joshsimons

HPC User Forum Meeting

September 17, 2010
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HPC User Forum Meeting

I just got back from the 37th IDC HPC User Forum meeting in Seattle where I had been invited to participate on an HPC Cloud panel. The meeting was, as usual, a good event that brought together users and vendors for presentations and informal discussions on a variety of topics. For me, there were a few particularly interesting presentations, which I’ll cover in separate posts. I’ll cover the Cloud panel in this post. Our HPC Cloud panel, which was well organized by Sharan Kalwani   from KAUST , focused on three issues: security, data transfer, and performance. I briefly summarize my comments on each topic. Having just returned from VMworld 2010 in San Francisco and being a newcomer...

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