Category Archives: Big Storage

Hard Drives Still Thrive in a Mixed Media Environment

Hard Drives Still Thrive in a Mixed Media Environment

Five Best Practices for Disk Drive Storage Decisions For all the ink that myself and others devote to the increased use of solid state storage in the enterprise , the fact is that mechanical disk technology is still in demand and will likely play limited but crucial roles in […]

Preparing for big data with an open hybrid cloud

Preparing for big data with an open hybrid cloud

Next Previous Blog home As companies increasingly turn to big data to improve their business, a hybrid cloud offers a sustainable storage solution Share Email As companies deal with more and more data they will need a sustainable storage solution. Photograph: Google Handout/EPA Big data is an IT issue […]

Spanner, a Globally Distributed Database by Google

Spanner, a Globally Distributed Database by Google

This article by Choo Yun-cheol appears via Esen Sagynov. Today I would like to talk about Spanner, a NewSQL distributed relational database by Google. It can distribute and store data in data centers across the world, provide consistency that is as excellent as in RDBMS while enabling to store an amount of […]

FhGFS: A Fast and Scalable Parallel Filesystem

FhGFS: A Fast and Scalable Parallel Filesystem

Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 14:43 Written by Tobias Goetz Hits: 106 Page 1 of 3 Crafted in Germany, FhGFS is ready to take on the worlds biggest IO challenges The Fraunhofer Parallel File System (FhGFS) is the high-performance parallel file system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial […]

MIT Researchers Propose New Hardware Design to Encrypt Cloud

MIT Researchers Propose New Hardware Design to Encrypt Cloud

MIT researchers believe Ascend, a new type of secure hardware component, would make it impossible for an attacker to infer anything about the data being stored While encryption is one of the options to secure data, its memory-access patterns still show a “shocking” amount of private information, according to […]

CliQr Unfurls Free Cloud Benchmarking Tool

CliQr Unfurls Free Cloud Benchmarking Tool

One of the biggest problems with cloud computing is that when it comes to deciding where to host an application, it’s generally a matter of faith. Debunking Five Misconceptions About Cloud-Based Services While a lot of assurances are made about performance , it’s usually not until the application is […]

MapR Alliance with Fusion-io Puts Hadoop on SSD Steroids

For organizations that find Hadoop performance to be frustratingly slow, MapR Technologies has an answer. This week at the Hadoop Summit 2013 conference, MapR announced a partnership with Fusion-io under which its distribution of Hadoop will run on solid-state drives (SSD) from Fusion-io. According to Jack Norris, chief marketing […]

Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra

“We’re beating up on Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and, yes, we’re having a lot of success in greenfield opportunities against MongoDB and Cassandra,” says Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold. What is it about fast-growing startups that breeds these sorts of cocky statements (see Cloudera and Cassandra )? Wiederhold’s comment came […]

Hadoop data too big to move? Splunk may have a solution -- GCN

Hadoop data too big to move? Splunk may have a solution — GCN

Hadoop data too big to move? Splunk may have a solution Agencies looking to share big data analytics across different enterprise platforms as well as in cloud infrastructures can run into a problem: What if data is just too big to move? That is what is happening to some […]

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

As Big Data Explodes, Are You Ready For Yottabytes?

The inescapable truth about big data, the thing you must plan for, is that it just keeps getting bigger. As transactions, electronic records, and images flow in by the millions, terabytes grow into petabytes, which swell into exabytes. Next come zettabytes and, beyond those, yottabytes. A yottabyte is a […]