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Virtualizing Hadoop VMware’s Big Data Extensions — Under the Hood Part 2

Here we are continuing my four-part blog series in an attempt to look at some interesting scenarios with VMware’s Big Data Extensions (BDE). This segment will go a bit further into the architecture and some practical benefits of VMware BDE over other Hadoop deployment scenarios. Specifically, we’re focusing on the installation steps and “gotchas” in […]

Free VM Backups — VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP) Part 1

Contemplating the plethora of backup options in the world of VMware can prove a dismaying task. Fortunately, a few years back VMware decided to team up with the EMC BRS Team (now DPS) to build a purpose-designed VM backup solution to be bundled with vSphere. Based on proven Avamar enterprise backup technology from EMC, vSphere […]

Archive Development Life Cycle – Or, What’s that light at the end of the tunnel?

                    Last time we said we’d look at a typical project life cycle. That’s what we’ll do, with this caveat: There is no typical project. Every one is different, sometimes radically different. No doubt you already knew that. And we’ll skip the contract discussions, hardware acquisition, […]

Approaching a Data Archiving Solution

                  At this point, you know something about archiving in general, and Informatica Data Archive in particular. Now, as promised last time, let’s look at how you should approach the task in your own environment. Where to begin? Most shops have multiple applications with multiple databases in […]

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