Posts tagged ‘big data and hadoop’

Offloading Mainframe Data Into Hadoop: 4 Things You Need to Know

For those who have spent the last decade steeped in all things cloud, virtualized environments, and Hadoop ecosystems, it may come as a shock that some 70 to 80 percent of the world’s business transactions are still handled by the mainframe. About 71 percent of all Fortune 500 companies are customers of the tremendously successful System z, the flagship of mainframe computing. The mainframe isn’t dead, and isn’t likely to be anytime soon. Mainframes are incredibly stable, unbelievably secure, and deliver an impressive level of performance. Continue Reading

6 Reasons Why It’s Better to Run Hadoop in the Cloud

Want to begin taking advantage of the power of Hadoop for managing and analyzing big data? If so, you have a lot of decisions to make regarding how and where to store your big data and run your Hadoop operations. The cloud is ideal for leveraging Hadoop, and here’s why. Continue Reading

Interview with Dev Lakhani from Batch Insights on Big Data

Dev Lakhani has a background in Software Engineering and a degree in Computational Statistics from Oxford.  Founder of Batch Insights, Dev has been actively working with the Hadoop infrastructure since it’s inception and is currently researching and contributing to the Apache Spark and Tachyon community. Continue Reading