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External storage might make sense for Hadoop

Using Hadoop to drive big data analytics doesn’t necessarily mean building clusters of distributed storage—good old external storage might be a better choice.

  • Premiered: 02/28/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): Hadoop Big Data analytics SAN NAS scale-out HDFS MapReduce DAS RAID replication Sentry Accumulo scalability
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When and how to implement an object storage platform

When deciding whether to implement an object storage platform into your environment, it makes sense to first outline what kind of data you’re storing and how it’s typically used.

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Stop counting megabytes; it’s all about application-aware storage now

Whether clay pots, wooden barrels or storage arrays, vendors have always touted how much their wares can reliably store. And invariably, the bigger the vessel, the more impressive and costly it is, both to acquire and manage. The preoccupation with size as a measure of success implies that we should judge and compare offerings on sheer volume. But today, the relationship between physical storage media capacity and the effective value of the data “services” it delivers has become much more virtual and cloudy.

  • Premiered: 01/03/14
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Storage
Topic(s): Storage Deduplication Big Data analytics EMC Isilon SimpliVity ASIC Oracle RainStor Automated Tiering
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Storage infrastructure management is still elusive

We’ve been on a multi-decade crusade to address performance and basic storage management tasks to handle things such as protecting data in place, and scaling and expanding our data storage systems to meet new requirements. But today, when performance and scaling and expansion issues are addressed, it will be revealed that the last major challenge in the data center is storage management.

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5 Ways Storage Is Evolving

With its acquisition of Virsto, VMware certainly understands storage as usual doesn’t cut it when it comes to dense, high-powered virtual environments. This technology addresses the so-called “I/O blender” effect that comes from mixing the I/O from many VMs into one stream on its way to external shared storage.

  • Premiered: 12/04/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Virtualization Review
Topic(s): Storage Virtualization SSD Flash hyper convergence VM Hybrid Cloud Cloud Hybrid Cloud Storage
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How the future of data storage will stack up

The future of data storage will have storage shedding the role of a passive technology player as it integrates more closely with applications and workloads.

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