Ben Thurston

Cloudera Hadoop with Apache Hive

We hear a lot about businesses who are looking to leverage Hadoop but don’t know where to start or don’t understand the use-cases or perhaps they’ve started and have really had problems in getting things going with the project. To provide some direction to the story of Hadoop, we’ve built a proof-of-concept solution with Cloudera […]

Deployment of Hadoop on Isilon – Some Lessons Learned

The explosive growth of information is driving companies to find new ways to storage, manage and leverage this information for business value. In 2010 EMC recognized this data storage challenge and moved to acquire Isilon Systems – maker of an industry leading scale-out clustered NAS storage product. Today EMC Isilon solutions can be deployed for […]

Going to Bio-IT Expo Stop by Booth 110 to See Cloudera Hadoop with EMC Isilon

The scale of worldwide data growth according to IDC’s 2014 report on the Digital Universe is a staggering 40% per year into the next decade. According to 2013 metrics, the Digital Universe stood at 4.4 zettabytes (4.4 Trillion Gigabytes) and is estimated to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020. The explosive growth of information is driving […]

Free VM Backups VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Part 3

Continuing along in part three of my four-series blog with vSphere Data Protection (VDP), we’ll now take a look at how to use the product by configuring and performing a simple VM backup. Since this is managed directly from within the vCenter Web Client, it’s very easy to interface and get started with VDP. To […]

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