In my last installment on Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler, I talked about how our customers have increased their usage of this end-to-end solution by 2-3x.
Based on the upswing of Big Data usage and adoption in the market, this trend is likely to continue for quite some time. And Cisco finds itself with the right solution at the right time.
I’m live here from Strata Conn/Hadoop World 2012 in New York City where “Strata Conference explores the changes brought to technology and business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. This year, Strata has joined forces with Hadoop World to create the largest gathering of the Apache Hadoop community in the world.” It’s THE place to be for the Big Data and Hadoop geek out.
At this sold out event Cisco is introducing our new 6.1 release of Cisco Tidal Enterprise Scheduler. This new release is packed with new features such as a very cooliPhone app, integration into Amazon EC2 and S3 and a self service portal (stay tuned for more blogs on this later). It also includes a new Hadoop adapter with API integration into Sqoop, Hive, HDFS Data Mover and MapReduce.
What’s that you say? Enterprise workload automation for Hadoop clusters? Why would I need that?
On Tuesday October 9th at 9:00 am PST , NetApp will join the conversation between Cisco and SAP on Cisco UCS Data Center Solutions for SAP® Solution. An opportunity to discover how the SAP HANA® platform on Cisco UCS gives organizations instant insight into business operations. Registration here for the 10/9 Webcast.
NetApp, as well as Cisco, will be also present October 15-18 at SAP TechEd Las Vegas. In preparation of these events, I asked Thomas Stanley, NetApp VP Global Alliances and System Integrators to tell us more about NetApp, Cisco, SAP partnership.
NetApp’s strong partnerships with both SAP and Cisco have resulted in over ten years of breakthrough innovations. Our partnership with Cisco has led to pre-validated solutions such as FlexPod. By combining SAP applications with the FlexPod architecture, we delivered the SAP applications built on FlexPod solution to help SAP customers smoothly transition to the cloud. NetApp’s collaboration with SAP started with the joint development of Adaptive Computing; then came NetApp’s SnapManager for SAP product; and more recently, the integration with NetWeaver Landscape Virtualization Manager. So it makes perfect sense that the three-way collaboration would extend to delivering a scale-out solution for SAP HANA. In fact, SAP used NetApp storage systems internally for the development of HANA.
The Cisco and NetApp Scale-out solution for SAP HANA combines the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) with the innovative NetApp unified storage systems to deliver a high-performance, scalable infrastructure that works right out of the box. Cisco UCS enables SAP customers to manage an overall SAP data center with one management tool, Cisco UCS Manager. Thus, the system delivers network simplicity in a smaller footprint, resulting in lower capital and operating cost. NetApp storage has delivered powerful, shared access solutions to “classic” SAP and SAP Business Warehouse Accelerator (BWA) customers for many years due to its infinite modular scalability, high availability, and overall ease of deployment. Now SAP HANA customers can benefit from the same persistent storage. Using a unified storage architecture, NetApp solutions create a single end-to-end foundation for dynamic data management that can scale from small to large without sacrificing application performance and service levels.
Last year , Oracle launched Oracle NoSQL to address the need of Big Data and analytics. Since then this commercial grade solution has been deployed on Cisco UCS, taking advantage on the high level of performances, and RAS capabilities of this game changer.
At Oracle OpenWorld, I met both Ashok Joshi , Oracle Senior Director NoSQL Database Development and Raghunath Nambiar , Cisco Distinguished Engineer UCS who had together a well attended session on Tuesday to present the powerful combination of NoSQL running on Cisco UCS -- Check below the rich content slide deck .
In this short video, Asho Joshi explained us what are the benefits of a a commercial grade solution, as opposed to an open source, highlighting not only the cost reduction and cost containment, but also the promise of business continuity with multiple data center support, thanks to the computing and networking capabilitie provided by Cisco
At the speaking session, Raghunath described the huge momentum of Cisco UCS, which is now with close to 16,000 unique customers, present in more than half of all Fortune 500 customers data centers.
Check slide 5 for more details on the growth , and financial results of a platform which benefits today from over 2600 Channel partners actively selling it .
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If you have deployed a SAP solutions, chances are that you have also Cisco network solutions in your company. But do you realize that you can get much more out of the presence of the two vendors in your company? And if you run also solutions either from EMC and NetApp you are now literally seating on a golden opportunity. October 9th webcast is your chance to know more.
Cisco and SAP are very natural partners – Both companies are very interested in providing what business customers are increasingly eager to get out of an intelligent infrastructure ready for cloud, big data , and data analytics : Improve personal productivity, increase process visibility, expand customer insight, manage risks and provide security, with the promise of achieving unprecedented level of business agility, financial efficiency and IT simplification.
Over the past years , SAP introduced a new concept with SAP HANA, “a game changer in Memory platform, allowing customers to run the business differently thanks to an easy , near real-time access to a vast amount of data” to quote Ryan Veerubhotla, SAP AG , VP Ecosystem and channels – If you haven’t already seen this educative , easy to understand video, check out . A great way to see how data in motion become data in action!
Truth is ..for a solution such a SAP HANA to be very successful , it requires an outstanding infrastructure – And that’s where the Cisco Unified Data Center plays a central role –
Whether we talk about Unified Computing Systems, Unified Fabric or Unified management including Intelligent Automation, the Data Center portfolio of solutions that Cisco can deploy for a SAP user makes a tremendous difference in terms of ease of deployment, ease of management , cost reduction and containment and of course performances. (a quick reminder that Cisco UCS broke in less than 3 years + 70 world-record benchmarks including this week a TPC-C benchmark)