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Netflix open sources tool for making cloud services play nice
Windows Server 2012 licensing reworked for the cloud

Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action

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There's been a lot of new articles about Cassandra deployments in the past month, enough that I thought it would be useful to summarize in a post. Ryan King explained in an interview with Alex Popescu why Twitter is moving to Cassandra for tweet storage, and why they selected...
Jonathan Ellis: Cassandra in action

Hadoop becomes more business-friendly with HortonWorks and VMware partnership

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HortonWorksHortonWorks, the Yahoo spin-off led by the development team responsible for much of the core architecture of Hadoop, officially launched its first enterprise of the open source distributed processing platform. Called the HortonWorks Data Platform (HDP), the software is already being embraced by partners who are eager to take...
Hadoop becomes more business-friendly with HortonWorks and VMware partnership

[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

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Sleep, sex and...Twitter? A new study suggests that people are more likely to give into the urge to check email and their Twitter account than they are to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol. While the study headed by Wilhelm Hofmann of Chicago University's Booth Business School was limited in size,...
[STUDY] Jonesing For A Retweet: Twitter Harder To Resist Than Cigarettes And Booze

Sponsor post: Do you need an FBI hostage negotiator to architect storage for server/client virtualization?

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Not only does virtualization help you reduce the capital and operating expenses for IT assets but it also offers an immediate ROI — increased utilization, up to 75 percent. The freedom to spin up or move virtual machines (VMs) quickly and easily calls for a storage layer that is tightly...
Sponsor post: Do you need an FBI hostage negotiator to architect storage for server/client virtualization?

Future Of GlusterFS – From Open Core to Open Source

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Picture Credit: Gluster.org In October of 2011, Red Hat (previous CloudAve coverage) announced the acquisition of Gluster, the company behind GlusterFS (previous CloudAve coverage) open source distributed storage solution. Even though Red Hat is a company based on open source philosophy, there were questions about what is in store for...
Future Of GlusterFS – From Open Core to Open Source

Splunk 5 offers fault-tolerant indexing for mission-critical applications

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The new version of the Splunk machine data search engine comes with a distributed indexing technology that could save storage costs for those customers running the software as a high-availability service....
Splunk 5 offers fault-tolerant indexing for mission-critical applications

Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

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Managed hosting provider Sungard is getting into the big data space with a new Hadoop service that gives users on-demand access to the popular data-storage and processing platform. Called Unified Analytics Service, Sungard’s new offering joins the growing ranks of cloud-based Hadoop offerings from Amazon Web Services  , Microsoft and IBM ,...
Sungard wants to sell you Hadoop as a service

Pure Storage's next-generation flash array offers high-availability option

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Pure Storage today announced the second generation of its all-flash array, which can now be configured for high availability....
Pure Storage's next-generation flash array offers high-availability option

Basho's Amazon S3 Compatibility Gets Potent Boost With Replication Capabilities For Riak Cloud Storage

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Basho Technologies Riak Cloud Storage (Riak CS) now can be replicated across multiple data centers.The new capability, combined with its existing AWS S3 compatibility, gives a potent boost to the fast growing distributed storage service. Replication with Riak CS means that a customer can spread their stored data across multiple data...
Basho's Amazon S3 Compatibility Gets Potent Boost With Replication Capabilities For Riak Cloud Storage
Rackspace launches OpenStack-powered next-gen public cloud

Real-time cloud juggling speeds flight to users

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Marty Kagan, co-founder and CEO, Cedexis(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Everyone’s talking about how cloud-hosted services can quicken user productivity. But, as more software becomes hosted online, how should those services guarantee fast access for everyone? Minute-by-minute shuffling of hosted services between the best-performing cloud hosts around the world is the best...
Real-time cloud juggling speeds flight to users

Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration

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With plenty of accomplishments over the past year, HP continues to have the IT community taking notice with recent recognition as Best in Class in DCIG 2012 Midrange Buyers Guide. In doing so, the HP 3PAR F400 surpassed all NetApp FAS arrays, IBM XIV Gen 3 and all of the...
Sponsor post: HP 3PAR Storage leading the pack with VMware integration

Because Hadoop isn't perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS

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Hadoop is on its way to becoming the de facto platform for the next-generation of data-based applications, but it’s not without flaws. Ironically, one of Hadoop’s biggest shortcomings now is also one of its biggest strengths going forward — the Hadoop Distributed File System. Within the Apache Software Foundation, HDFS...
Because Hadoop isn't perfect: 8 ways to replace HDFS
First look: Hyper-V 2012 targets VMware's air supply

Brian Stevens on Red Hat's Involvement with OpenStack

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Red Hat has been involved with OpenStack development for some time. Unlike the bulk of companies involved, however, Red Hat has gone about its work quietly and without "officially" joining the effort. Red Hat still isn't saying exactly what it hopes to get from OpenStack contributions, but Brian Stevens did...
Brian Stevens on Red Hat's Involvement with OpenStack

How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online

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It’s no secret that Facebook stores a lot of data — 100 petabytes, in fact — in Hadoop, but how it keeps that data available whenever it needs it isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Today at the Hadoop Summit, however, Facebook Engineer Andrew Ryan highlighted that solution, which Facebook calls AvatarNode....
How Facebook keeps 100 petabytes of Hadoop data online
VMware aims for Hadoop on VMs with ‘Serengeti’ project

Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

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Marten Mickos is working on a joke. He has the opening line — “An ops guy, a VMware guy, and a cloud guy walk into a bar…” — but he hasn’t figured out what the punchline is, yet. Mickos is the former CEO of MySQL AB. Today he’s the CEO...
Eucalyptus Systems Aims For Private Cloud Dominance

Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

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A new study suggests that social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter are more difficult to resist than cigarettes or alcohol. A team from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business recently conducted an experiment involving 205 people in Wurtzburg, Germany to analyze the addictive properties of social...
Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds

Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

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Back when Uber intially launched in San Francisco, it was heralded as a service that would disrupt the taxi industry by providing black cars on-demand via mobile phones. Thus fare, the service has gained a loyal following, and expanded to a number of cities including Seattle, New York, Paris, and...
Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

Facebook Open Sources More Of Its Designs For Storing Pictures And Saving Power

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Facebook announced today at the Open Compute Summit that it is open-sourcing more of its data center designs for storing pictures, high availability and power consumption in data centers. Facebook stores 300 million pictures per day. They needed ways to store the pictures but not archive them so people could...
Facebook Open Sources More Of Its Designs For Storing Pictures And Saving Power

Hortonworks teams with VMware to keep Hadoop running

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One year after launching into the Hadoop market with much anticipation, Yahoo spinoff Hortonworks finally has a product available. The company announced version 1.0 of its flagship Hortonworks Data Platform on Tuesday, as well as a High Availability version designed with new partner VMware. Reasonable minds can disagree on whose...
Hortonworks teams with VMware to keep Hadoop running

Choosing Consistency

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Amazon SimpleDB has launched today with a new set of features giving the customer more control over which consistency and concurrency models to use in their database operations. There are now conditional put and delete operations as well a new "consistent read" option. These new features will make it easier...
Choosing Consistency

With another $12M, ScaleArc wants to keep your database relevant

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Maybe your old database will work just fine after all. Santa Clara, Calif.-based database specialist ScaleArc has just raised a $12.3 million Series C round to grow its business of making your SQL database better and faster. However, the investment — from Accel Partners, as well as Trinity Ventures and Nexus Ventures...
With another $12M, ScaleArc wants to keep your database relevant

MapR Hadoop Expands Data Analysis Tools

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MapR today announced a comprehensive set of data connection options for Hadoop enabling a wide range of data import and export options to extend the ability to connect to data warehouses and applications such as Talend Open Studio, Pentaho Kettle and an OBDC driver. A summary of the announcement from...
MapR Hadoop Expands Data Analysis Tools
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