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Raghunath Nambiar

No Longer with Cisco

Raghu Nambiar helps define strategies for next generation architectures, systems, and datacenter solutions, as well as leads a team of engineers and product leaders focused on emerging technologies and solutions – big data, analytics, internet of things and artificial intelligence. He has played an instrumental role in accelerating the growth of the Cisco UCS to a top datacenter compute platform. Raghu was previously a Cisco distinguished engineer and chief architect of big data and analytics solution engineering responsible for incubating and growing it to a mainstream portfolio. He brings years of technical accomplishments with significant expertise in systems architecture, performance engineering, and creating disruptive technology solutions.

Raghu has served in leadership positions on industry standards committees for performance evaluation and leading academic conferences. He chaired industry’s first standards committee for benchmarking big data systems, industry’s first standards committee for benchmarking Internet of Things, and founding chair of TPC’s International Conference Series on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, 10 books in Lecture Series in Computer Science (LNCS), and holds five patents with several pending. Prior to Cisco, Raghu was an architect at Hewlett-Packard responsible for several industry-first and disruptive technology solutions and a decade of performance benchmark leadership. He holds master’s degrees from University of Massachusetts and Goa University and completed an advanced management program from Stanford University.

Raghu’s recent book titled Transforming Industry Through Data Analytics examines the role of analytics in enabling digital transformation, how the explosion in internet connections affects key industries, and how applied analytics will impact our future.

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June 5, 2015

CLOUD

Search Analytics Across Hybrid Cloud: Powered by Cisco Intercloud Fabric and Cisco UCS

Cisco Intercloud Fabric simplifies the process of securely extending your data center networks from your private cloud to a public or provider-hosted cloud. One of its many applications is data life-cycle management especially in the emerging Big Data space. Cisco Intercloud Fabric and Cisco UCS can enable sustained application performance on your IT infrastructure while effectively managing the scale of data growth […]

May 22, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with MapR: with Support for Multi-Tenancy

Hadoop is a Game Changer ! Cisco and MapR have partnered to offer a comprehensive portfolio for enterprise Hadoop deployments that combines Cisco UCS and the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. With significant investments in architectural innovations, the joint solution offers a high-performance platform that can be optimized and scaled for any size to meet the […]

April 28, 2015

DATA CENTER

A Comprehensive Approach to Building Your Big Data

One of the most exciting, yet challenging opportunities companies face today is related to data. Every year, they have to deal with about 40% more data than the year before. At this rate, by 2020, there will be 40 zettabytes of data in the world (40 trillion gigabytes) – that is 5,200 GB of data […]

January 9, 2015

DATA CENTER

Industry’s First Ever Standard Based Benchmark Result for Big Data

Over the past quarter century, industry standard bodies like the TPC and SPEC have developed several standards for performance benchmarking, which have been a significant driving force behind the development of faster, less expensive, and more energy efficient systems. The two most influential database benchmark standards have been TPC-C ( industry standard for benchmarking transaction processing systems) […]

November 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with Splunk Enterprise

The Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data is the third generation of Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA) for Big Data with significant improvements in performance and capacity. The solution has been widely adopted across major sectors including agriculture, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and governments. Today I’m pleased to announce that we are […]

October 13, 2014

DATA CENTER

Announcing Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data

Big Data is expected to fuel the next industrial revolution; an early sign is the wide adoption across major sectors including agriculture, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, manufacturing and governments. The Big data technology and services market is growing about six times the growth rate of overall information and communication technology market, at 27% compound annual growth to […]

August 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Introducing TPCx-HS – first Industry Standard for Benchmarking Big Data Systems

Over the past quarter century, industry standard benchmarks have had a significant impact on the computing industry. Vendors use benchmark standards to illustrate performance competitiveness for their existing products, and to improve and monitor the performance of their products under development. Many buyers use the results as points of comparison when purchasing new computing systems. […]