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Randy Kerns on Quantum’s StorNext for BigData in TechTarget By Evaluator Group, Friday, July 13th 2012

A new archive on ingest feature allows administrators to send data from camera, sensors and other video sources directly to tape to avoid slowing down high-performing disks. “It’s a good idea because a lot of data has already been processed,”...

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John Webster on Cleversafe for Massive Computation By Evaluator Group, Tuesday, July 10th 2012

"There isn't an industry today that's untouched by Big Data or a company that wouldn't benefit from the intrinsic value of that data if they could collect, organize, store and analyze it in a cost-effective manner," said John Webster, Senior...

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Options for Hadoop Storage – Looking Beyond Direct Attached Storage by Rags Srinivasan By Evaluator Group, Thursday, May 31st 2012

In my previous article I wrote about the five factors that limit Hadoop's role in the enterprise datacenter. To recap, the limitations are, Increased storage sprawl Three times as much storage Costly data moves Single point of failure No support...

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Examining HDFS and NameNode in Hadoop architecture –SearchStorage Article by John Webster By Evaluator Group, Friday, May 18th 2012

So far, we’ve said that Hadoop is a framework for building distributed computing clusters that can address the processing of large and disparate data sets. However, another way to think of Hadoop is as a storage device or storage environment....

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Alternatives to DAS in Hadoop storage — SearchStorage Article by John Webster By Evaluator Group, Friday, May 18th 2012

We concluded the last article in this series on managing "big data" with a question: Does Hadoop storage have to be direct-attached storage (DAS)? This article introduces some alternatives to the strict use of embedded DAS for hardware-based storage within...

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Understanding storage in the Hadoop cluster — SearchStorage Article by John Webster By Evaluator Group, Thursday, May 10th 2012

Of the numerous ways that have emerged in the last few years to do “big data” analytics, none has received more media attention than Hadoop. Hadoop began conceptually with a paper that emanated from Google in 2004 describing a process...

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Managing big data: Petabytes, exabytes and analytics — SearchStorage Article by John Webster By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Vendors have a penchant for attaching the hype cycle of the moment to any new product announcement. This time around, companies are "big data" washing everything they do. As a data storage administrator, you may find this confusing when it...

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Big data from SNW with John Webster by Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Calvin Zito sits down with John Webster at SNW to get his views on big data. John Webster podcast For more articles and podcasts by Calvin, please visit his blog: Around the Storage Block

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Green Storage Initiative podcast from SNW by Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy By Evaluator Group, Wednesday, April 11th 2012

Calvin Zito sits down with Evaluator Group's senior analyst, Leah Schoeb to discuss what is happening with Green Storage Initative at SNIA and a program they started called Emerald.       For more articles and podcasts by Calvin, please...

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Leah Schoeb Joins Evaluator Group, Expert in Storage Performance and Virtualization Infrastructure By Evaluator Group, Sunday, March 18th 2012

Boulder, CO  Monday, March,19 2012.Evaluator Group, Inc. announces the appointment of Leah Schoeb to the position of Senior Partner. Leah joins Evaluator Group with extensive knowledge in performance engineering and benchmarking around cloud infrastructure and virtualization. With her addition to...

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