Tag: HSP

Big data lakes? Too many ponds, that’s the problem

In recent chats I had with end users and vendors I found a common pattern that made me think about Big Data analytics and how data is collected, organized and analyzed in many organizations. This is also, I think, an explanation for the slow growth of some Big Data companies and slower than expected ROI in some Big Data investments.  I eventually discovered some interesting things that I’d like to share with you in this post. The rise of data ponds (and broom closet IT) Instead of building a single huge data lake, many organizations, or departments/organizational units, prefer to...

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Enterprise hyper-convergence based on KVM? It depends on OpenStack!

This week another vendor, Simplivity, announced that it is going to support KVM and OpenStack… And the list of VSA/hyper-converged vendors supporting KVM/OpenStack is growing very rapidly indeed! This is an interesting trend and it is worth spending a few words on it. One aspect that most intrigues me is how all the vendors are pushing OpenStack… but it doesn’t make sense to me. What are we talking about? KVM is an open source alternative to VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V. It doesn’t have the same level of efficiency nor the features but it works and all the basic...

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