VMware Adds Hadoop into vSphere with Big Data Extensions

(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)

VMware announced vSphere Big Data Extensions this week, which might at first seem to be just a productizing of some open source Hadoop deployment software, but if you dig in a bit you can see that the big future of Hadoop might just be virtual hosting, a big shift from its intentional commodity server roots.  And this puts VMware on top of data center workload trends towards scale-out computing apps and offering everything “as a service”.

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