Last week, I participated in an interesting #ibmblu twitterchat on “Workload Management for Growing Data.” The timing of this twitterchat was quite ironic for me, as last week was one of those weeks where I constantly felt like I was never on top of anything. The big stuff kept occupying my time,
Unified management tooling is important for low lifecycle cost of ownership and high administrator productivity. Appliances are workload-optimized systems, but they still require human administrators to oversee a wide range of workload management and other optimization, troubleshooting and
Well there’s real-time, then there’s real-time, then there’s real-time. As so often with me, this post was first drafted on a plane, and when it comes to in-flight technology, real-time means very real-time. But after that, there’s pretty much a spectrum. Real-time fraud analytics for a credit
An appliance is a fit-for-purpose, repeatable node within your broader big-data architecture. Many appliances will be optimized to support various mixes of big-data workloads, while others will be entirely specialized to a particular function that they perform with lightning speed and elastic
Big data is evolving into a cloud ecosystem. For example, it’s clear that Hadoop has already proven its core role in the big data ecosystem: as a petabyte-scalable staging, transformation, pre-processing and refinery cloud for unstructured content and embedded execution of advanced analytics.
Big data is, fundamentally, a cloud-computing approach to advanced analytics and data management. The images that come to mind when somebody says “cloud computing” are a) increasingly sprawling server farms and b) increasingly huge server racks arranged in endless rows within these farms. These “
Expertise is precious and hard-won. Perhaps you’ve cultivated it in-house through long-term investment in staff skills and training, in which case you risk having it walk all out the door at any time. Perhaps you’ve recruited experts externally, and paid a premium for their specialties. Perhaps you
I’ve been working through my golden rules of appliances in my previous posts, and evaluating various vendor’s appliance claims as we go.
Appliances are Plug and Play
Appliances are purpose-built
Appliances are easy to use
2011 finished with the European leg of the 2011 Global Netezza Roadshow. We shared product updates, customer case studies and just got together with our community in Paris, London, Milan and Frankfurt. A year ago I wrote about a great restaurant in Milan that I visited when I was there for the