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Service Providers Are Sitting on a Gold Mine of Data

…markets alike—will demand enhanced Connected Life experiences that will be newer, better, and more personalized. Data is the “new oil” that will fuel this opportunity. Networks and the Internet have a critical role to play in the future of Big Data. First, they are the collectors and disseminators of data, gathering it from the millions of Internet-enabled devices, applications, and sensors, then storing it in the right place for analysis and fur…

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In control and saving big

…and control the company had for their current environment. In dire need of change, Salem Health overhauled their data center with the Cisco® Unified Computing System™ (UCS), powered by Intel® Xeon® processers. The transition was cost-effective — saving the business 68 percent in IT expenses – and provided enhanced data replication, decreased downtime, and greatly improved network access.  As a result, Salem Health is able to deliver much better…

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Cisco to support EMC Pivotal HD on UCS

Our Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for Big Data has been gaining momentum as a viable platform for enterprise big data deployments. The newest addition to the portfolio is EMC’s new Pivotal HD™ that natively integrates Greenplum MPP database technology with Apache Hadoop enabling SQL applications and traditional business intelligence tools directly on Hadoop framework. Extending support for Pivotal HD on Cisco UCS, Satinder Sethi, Vice…

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Big Changes Are Coming For Cisco SMB

As the Director of SMB Sales within Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Led Organization, I get a first-hand view of Cisco’s role in the SMB space. Each month, I’ll share my thoughts on Cisco’s SMB strategy and give you a glimpse into some of the changes that are ahead for Cisco and its partners selling into this hugely important market. SMB will represent a $25 billion market by 2016, and these customers are clearly in transition from buying point…

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Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, now with native support for MapR HDFS

…integrations for Hadoop software distributions, such as Cloudera and MapR, as well as adapters to support Sqoop, Data Mover HDFS, Hive, and MapReduce jobs. All performed through the same TES interface as their other enterprise workloads. Today, I’m pleased to announce that with the upcoming 6.1.1 release of Cisco’s Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, Cisco’s MapR integration will deepen further. Leveraging Big Data for competitive advantage and rises in…

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