Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Unravelling Hadoop Performance Mysteries

Unravelling Hadoop Performance Mysteries

Despite the fact that it runs on plain vanilla X86 servers and 64-bit operating systems, Hadoop is ...

SUSE Rolls Up Cloud, Storage, And HANA for Startups

SUSE Rolls Up Cloud, Storage, And HANA for Startups

Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE announced a batch of initiatives this week at a company event, including a ...

AutoTrader.com Shifts Up Automation Gears

AutoTrader.com Shifts Up Automation Gears

Like many enterprises, AutoTrader.com is on a journey from physical machines running distinct parts of its application ...

BMW And OpenStack Drive Each Other

BMW And OpenStack Drive Each Other

In inexorable march of software technology is disrupting entire industries as the flexibility of software-defined systems ranging ...

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November 20, 2014(0)
Despite the fact that it runs on plain vanilla X86 servers and 64-bit operating systems, Hadoop is a complex beast that’s prone to bottlenecks and performance issues. Getting Hadoop to run well isn’t easy and typically requires a lot of tuning on the part of the customer or its system integrator. There’s a good reason why the majority of ... Full article
November 19, 2014(0)
Enterprise Linux vendor SUSE announced a batch of initiatives this week at a company event, including a “bring your own subscription” option and a preview of new storage offering. SUSE also said it will back an initiative to help big data startups develop new applications based on the SAP HANA platform. The portable subscription option allows customers to transfer ...
November 7, 2014(0)
Like many enterprises, AutoTrader.com is on a journey from physical machines running distinct parts of its application stack toward a virtualized and automated cloud that allows for more efficiency and flexibility. It is a long journey, and one that no company completes in a year. AutoTrader.com is one of the first wave of Internet companies that used the Web ...
November 4, 2014(0)
In inexorable march of software technology is disrupting entire industries as the flexibility of software-defined systems ranging from storage to networking redirects the very economy that helped create the disruption. Hence, argues the executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, “We are living in a software-defined economy.” “Everyone competes with a startup,” Jonathan Bryce told the OpenStack Summit in Paris ...
October 30, 2014(0)
The third installment of a batch of open source software from Red Hat includes development tools, dynamic languages, and databases along with new container technology. Red Hat stressed in releasing Software Collections 1.2 that the toolset is on a “separate lifecycle” from its better-known Red Hat Enterprise Linux server and workstation distribution. That means the software toolkit is updated ...
October 29, 2014(0)
The echoes of the blitzkrieg of product announcements at the Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York are fading. Now is a good time to step back and give an assessment of the role that the Hadoop platform is playing at large enterprises and how it is evolving. Hadoop is a transplant from the hyperscale datacenter world to ...
October 27, 2014(0)
In the early days of Linux, the software years were like dog years in that they packed a lot of change and growth into a relatively small amount of time. Linux has long since matured into a modern software platform, and as such the pace of change has slowed significantly. The other reason is that enterprises like a slow, ...
October 23, 2014(1)
It is October, and that is how you know it is time for various Linuxes and the OpenStack cloud controller to get their semi-annual updates of shiny new code. In the case of Canonical’s Ubuntu Server 14.10, the core Linux operating system, its integrated OpenStack implementation, and a bunch of other features aimed at hyperscale deployments are being refreshed. ...
October 20, 2014(1)
Investors continue to pour cash into the burgeoning open source ecosystem. Mirantis, which bills itself as one of the few pure-play OpenStack software vendors, announced a whopping $100 million Series B funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. The Mountain View, California software firm claims the investment is the largest ever second round investment in an open source software ...
October 17, 2014(1)
American Express has to do a lot more than just offer credit cards and a network so merchants can accept them for payment for goods and services. While several decades ago the credit card usurped traveler’s checks and other travel-related services as the main product that defined the company over a large portion of its 160-year history, more and ...
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