Mining the Data Your Clients Produce: Glassbeam SCALAR Lights Up Value

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This week Glassbeam announced a new solution for vendors whose products in the hands of clients produce mountains of potentially valuable “back-end” data. Mining that data which can include streams of ongoing customer site configurations, usage, status, location or really any relevant sensor results can help drive vastly better customer support and satisfaction, new and timely revenue opportunities, and better informed product management decisions.  It might seem straightforward to extract value out of big data once you have it, but trying to “home grow” processing and coherent analysis of PB’s of “multi-structured” files to feed all those business processes by using IT logfile utilities or low-level Hadoop coding could take a big effort and fall far short of spectacular. 

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Virtual Instruments Goes Deeper Into Storage Performance

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Virtual Instruments, well-known for being able to address storage performance across infrastructure from the high to the low – from VM down to individual packets in the SAN, has just released a denser SAN performance probe that crams 48 Fibre Channel ports into a 2U appliance.  The ProbeFC8-HD48 tracks over 150 metrics per second and can provide details at the link, channel, and “initiator to target to LUN” levels.

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Storage Virtualization Meets Software Defined Storage: EMC ViPR 1.0

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EMC recently GA’d a first version of ViPR. Many storage folks are not still clear about what ViPR is all about.  Is it just storage virtualization repackaged to augment EMC’s physical infrastructure solution features this time?  Is it a shining new example of Software Defined Storage?  Is it unified storage, management, and data services ala private cloud? What is going on here?

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Choosing The Best Hadoop Infrastructure for Enterprise IT

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Here at Taneja Group we’ve just published a new market landscape premium report on Enterprise Hadoop Infrastructure aimed at helping IT folks survey, evaluate and choose the right Hadoop distribution and supporting server and storage infrastructure.

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Big Data Slowing You Down? Do It In Memory With ScaleOut Software hServer v2

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In the run-up to Strata/Hadoop 2013 in NY coming up here at the end of October, we are hearing a lot about some exciting new ways to implement big data solutions. One of the most interesting is the recent release of ScaleOut’s hServer V2, which evolves their high performance “in-memory data grid” (IMDG) to further support Hadoop workloads – gaining a reported 20x speedup on MapReduce jobs.

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