Time Lapse: Building Dell’s Big Data/OpenStack MDC — allowing customers to test at hyper scale

April 1, 2013

Back in September I posted an entry about the Modular Data Center that we set up in the Dell parking lot.  Here is a time lapse video showing the MDC and the location being built out.

The MDC allows customers to test solutions at scale.  It is running OpenStack and various Big Data goodies such as Hadoop, Hbase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Gluster etc…

Customers can tap into the MDC from Dell’s solution centers around the world and do proof of concepts as well competitive bake-offs between various big data technologies so they can determine which might best suit their environment and use case.

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Hadoop World: Talking HBase with Facebook’s Jonathan Gray

November 16, 2011

At Hadoop World, Facebook’s Jonathan Gray gave two talks: HBase Roapmap, and Building Realtime Big Data Services at Facebook with Hadoop and HBase.  While I wasn’t able to attend the sessions, at the end of the conference I was able to catch up with the man himself.

Here’s what he had to say:

Some of the ground Jonathan covers

  • How Jonathan got involved with HBase and how Facebook uses it
  • (1:00) Where does HBase fit in the big data ecosystem
  • (1:54) HBase vs MySQL
  • (2:44) The HBase community and where the committers reside
  • (5:35) What is Jonathan looking forward to in HBase (the “HBase DBA”)

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Pau for now…


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