What’s your winning combo for big data and analytics? This may come as a surprise to you – but given that the Superbowl is approaching – I am going to use a football analogy. As we get ready for the game in 2 weeks, we have a tale of two quarterbacks. One is an established quarter back with a long-standing history of victories. The other –new, up and coming—brings a ton of enthusiasm and fresh legs to the game.
This is like the analytics market place of today. We have established players like SAP, SAS, and IBM and new ones such as Splunk, Platfora, and ParStream (now part of Cisco). On this 10th birthday of Hadoop, we have established technology approaches from Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR using MapReduce being challenged by the new player to the game – Spark, which is starting to score big in the technology field. The big 3 are taking different approaches to this, which should make it fun to watch.
Ok, guess how Cisco UCS ties into all of this? The foundation under all of these players is a solid integrated infrastructure that enables the game to be played and won. And like Levi’s stadium, UCS is the state of the art infrastructure with all of the most essential bells and whistles (Yes, I’m talking about service profiles for policy execution and management and ACI for business-relevant software defined networking (SDN)). Because in football and in business, it’s important to go ALL THE WAY, you can rely on Cisco’s end-to-end solutions to make this happen.
Trying to figure out the winning combination for your team? I pulled together a ‘scouting report’ to help you put together your ideal fantasy team. Bookmark this, because this is where you can find the latest and greatest and how each player partners with Cisco to bring you insights to action.
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Tags: Big Data, CiscoUCS, Cloudera, data center, Hadoop, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR, Platfora, SAP, SAS, Splunk
Looking for the most exciting experience at SAP TechEd Barcelona? We have just the ticket. Here are our 5 best tips for meeting smart people, checking out innovative solutions, and making this the most productive conference of the year.
1: Find a Home Base
With an adventure as sprawling as SAP TechEd Barcelona, everyone needs a home base. Cisco Booth 7.07 makes for a great starting point not just for exploring all the happenings of SAP TechEd Barcelona, but also for meeting the like-minded people who might be a key part in your next world-changing solution.
2: Get On Track
Our live Connected Train Demo is a great way to kick off your adventure. You’ll get a hands-on demonstration of how the Internet of Things is being used to power real-world logistics.
Then, you can get your brain firing on all cylinders with visits to our three Demo Areas showing Cisco’s latest and greatest on Integrated Infrastructure, Big Data, and Internet of Things Solutions.
3: Network, Learn, Network
The Cisco Booth will offer a ton of opportunities to meet some very smart people and get a peek into the exciting work happening at Cisco. Make sure to check out our Lecture Sessions to hear the latest.
At our Breakout Sessions, you can take a deep dive into our Big Data and Cisco ACI solutions.
If you want to skip the crowds, join our Webinar on Digitize Faster with Policy-Driven Automation , hosted by SAPinsider and sponsored by Cisco and SAP: [Register]
4: Win Something Awesome
There’s no reason to walk away from the conference empty handed. Stock up on swag from all the different vendors, but keep an eye on the Cisco Booth, where there are two great ways to win something big.
First, everyone who stops by will receive a raffle ticket for prizes including an Apple Watch and an Intel Compute Stick. Come back to the booth at 5 pm when we announce the winners. Two winners a day, must be present to win.
Second, ask about our easy-to-enter Twitter contest. You could win an AMEX gift card.
5: Get All The Latest Updates
@ReeshaDedhia @LeenieMurph will be live tweeting the event, so follow them to stay in the know.
To learn more about everything Cisco has to offer at SAP TechEd Barcelona, visit cisco.com/go/sap
Tags: CiscoUCS, SAP
Data is the foundation of the digital business. You know it, I know it. We get it. Let’s move on… But now a new question arises: As a Leader in your organization are you fully maximizing and leveraging your data to discover from analysis new business insights? New operational efficiencies? New Customer trends and patterns?
We can help… Cisco and our Big Data partners capture, organize, prepare, and handle your available data, while providing the speed, consistency and repeatability necessary for deploying and managing a successful Big Data and Analytics infrastructure and service. Become a disruptor in your market by unlocking the value hidden in your data through data management, data preparation and data analytics to create tomorrow’s trends. Manage diverse sets of data and technologies cohesively, while delivering the analytics and data access control required by your business.
Make the transformative power of Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data your foundation.
Our Cisco UCS® Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data – a Cisco Validated Design – offers comprehensive infrastructure and management capabilities for Big Data. The Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure solution helps to improve performance and capacity. It also offers additional complete solutions with industry-leading partnerships such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR, Platfora, and Splunk. Read More »
Tags: Big Data, big data analytics, Big Data Infrastructure, Cisco, Cisco data and analytics, Cisco Data Center, Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS, Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR, Platfora, SAP, SAS, Splunk
When we designed Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), we listened to our customers. They asked us to create an open architecture. They wanted us to help create joint solutions with a broad ecosystem of partners (and yes, some competitors).
Today, ACI has over 46 partners at varying stages of integration, covering areas of storage, compute, security, cloud automation and more.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in the SAP TechEd keynote with Steve Lucas. We announced an integrated solution between Cisco, SAP and Vnomic – an SAP startup: a complete policy-driven automation of SAP’s next generation Big Data and Analytics solution.
Why is this such a big deal? Fundamental shifts toward Web 2.0 applications, Big Data, Cloud and IOT are unleashing new data, engagement and insights across many industries. In order to get faster business decisions from this vast amount of data, enterprises need to drive agility, security and governance across their IT environments.
Project Benjamin is a policy driven reference architecture and solutions center. Benjamin automates HANA Vora and SAP applications on a jointly certified Petabyte-scale HANA cluster.
Our goal was to make SAP Big Data solutions incredibly simple to deploy, secure, govern and audit. And it is. This innovation enables large SAP landscapes for BW on HANA, S4/HANA and HANA Vora to be deployed in hours and governed continuously.
What we didn’t get a chance to highlight yesterday are the results of our co-innovation. With this ACI integration, we deliver a joint solution today at Petabyte scale – analytics running in real-time. We bring deployment time down from months to days and hours. And we are driving a high level of automation to the digital enterprise.
With Benjamin, customers can test their data environment on jointly certified and supported ACI and UCS Integrated Infrastructure for on-premise and or cloud deployments.
Application policy at the heart
The network is the best place to put policy because it touches everything. It never lies. And ACI is the magic that seamlessly integrates all the way to the application layer.
Application policy runs through the heart of Project Benjamin. SAP application landscapes today contain a variety of compliance and user policies. Together, Cisco ACI and Vnomic automatically capture and implement these policies throughout a customer’s infrastructure, including defining the network topology, connecting compute and storage endpoints, configuring L4-7 services and delivering dynamic enforcement as policies change. Read More »
Tags: #CiscoACI, #DigitalTransformation, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), Cisco SDN, Petabyte, SAP, SAP. HANA, SDN, vnomic
Cisco, SAP and the Big-Data Revolution
SAP just announced the release of SAP HANA Vora. SAP HANA Vora is an in-memory query engine that plugs into the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched interactive analytics on Hadoop.
Cisco, provider of UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data, is working with SAP to achieve the following:
- Process Big Data simply and cost-effectively for real-time business applications and analytics
- Provide enterprise-class drill-down insight into raw data
- Blend incoming data from customers, partners, and smart devices
- Combine business data with external data sources to make better decisions through greater context
SAP HANA Vora running on Cisco UCS consists of the following
- In-memory query engine running on Spark execution framework on the Cisco UCS platform
- Compiled queries for accelerated processing across Hadoop nodes on the Cisco UCS platform
- Enhanced Spark SQL semantic with hierarchies for analytical processing
- Enhanced adaptor for Spark and the SAP HANA database for faster query interactivity
- Unified administration across Hadoop distributions and SAP HANA
What does this mean for customers who plan to run SAP HANA Vora on the Cisco UCS platform?
- Enable more precise decisions through greater contextual awareness
- Democratize access for data scientists to facilitate new discoveries
- Simplify Big Data ownership through unified administration across multiple tiers
Structured and unstructured data, all part of the Internet of Things, is created each day at an accelerated rate and those companies that are able to take advantage of that data in a business environment, will outpace their competitors in the business world and provide those products in a manner that will be tailored to their customers’ demands.
In utilizing SAP HANA Vora on the Cisco UCS platform, not only will the customer demands be met, but it will be delivered via ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure) in an automated, cost-effective, policy-driven way, which can lead to lowering the total cost of ownership of a data center, both from a hardware and software perspective, and decreasing the time an employee spends deploying and managing a critical data center.
Look for more information about SAP HANA Vora on the Cisco Web Site and plan to visit the Cisco booth at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas and Barcelona this Fall.
Tags: Big Data, Cisco UCS, Integrated infrastructure, SAP, SAP. HANA