We made it…another successful Strata-Hadoop World show for Cisco’s Big Data & Analytics team. This year we had a few unique challenges – the Pope was leaving town when we arrived; then the UN General Assembly made traffic a bit more difficult than normal; finally towards week’s end the threat of ‘The Hurricane’ for the East Coast…

Cisco had an active presence at Strata this year with several newsworthy and interesting highlights:

• Introducing Cisco Data Preparation. Cisco Data Preparation (Data Prep) makes it easy for non-technical business analysts to gather, explore, cleanse, combine and enrich the data that fuels analytics. Read Kevin Ott’s Data Prep blog here.

Cisco + IBM: Collaboration of giants brings industry-leading solution for big data analytics. In December 2014, we announced VersaStack, an integrated infrastructure reference solution for enterprise applications that combines technologies from Cisco and IBM. Further extending this partnership, we announced at Strata support for IBM BigInsights for Apache Hadoop on our Cisco UCS Integrated infrastructure for Big Data. Read Raghu Nambiar’s blog here.

Continuing Cisco Big Data Innovation. We continue to innovate and one area we do is with our strong Big Data Partners. Here’s two sports oriented Big Data applications leveraging Cisco technology – with partners Splunk! and Dimension Data-  as described by Cisco VP of UCS Marketing Jim McHugh:

Looking forward Cisco will be at future Strata-Hadoop events in Singapore (Dec 2015) and London (June 2016). Please visit www.cisco.com/go/bigdata to learn more about our industry-leading integrated infrastructure solutions.


Rex Backman

Senior Marketing Manager, Big Data Solutions

Data Center and Cloud