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Introducing Cisco Data Virtualization

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Fast changing business conditions require agility, a difficult challenge in your distributed on-premises, big data and cloud environments. Data virtualization makes it easy for you to access your data, no matter where it resides. Recognizing this accelerating customer requirement, Cisco acquired data virtualization market leader Composite Software in July 2013. Cisco’s integrated data platform optimizes query, compute and network infrastructure,…

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TeraSort Results on Cisco UCS and Announcing Cisco Big Data Design Zone

…tandard benchmark for measuring the performance of Hadoop systems (yes, there is work in progress – WBDB, BigDataTop100 etc), workloads like TeraSort have become a popular choice to benchmark and stress test Hadoop clusters. TeraSort is very simple, consists of three map/reduce programs (i) TeraGen – generates the dataset (ii) TeraSort – samples and sort the dataset (iii) TeraValidate – validates the output. With multiple…

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When Sensors Act Like Teenagers

…ist together? We let much teenage chatter go in one ear and out the other. Plan to do the same with much of the data generated by the Internet of Everything. Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata, providing insight on trends in the analytics & big data space and helping clients understand how Teradata and its analytic partners can support their efforts.  In addition, Bill is a faculty member of the International Institute for An…

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Evolving Cisco’s Unified Computing System for Big Data and the Internet of Everything

…active RISC-to-x86 migration practice, including Cisco IT’s own production environment: a 40TB mission-critical database that ran on HP Superdomes – a “circle of life” moment for me since Superdome was my program from 1999-2003. We’ll continue leading in customer value for our original design centers, but we are now focusing on market expansion with what we call “UCS 2.0”, expanding into data-intensive, mission critical, analytics and service pro…

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An Internet of Everything Startup Spotlight: John Funge, Co-Founder & CEO, BrightContext

…erything. Recently, we had a chance to talk with John Funge, co-founder and CEO of BrightContext, a cloud-based data-stream processing platform that is helping to turn Big Data into actionable insights. Here’s how BrightContext is pioneering the growth of the Internet of Everything:   John Funge, Co-Founder & CEO, BrightContext W hat is BrightContext? And how does your business meet new demands in our increasingly connected world? Brig…

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