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Bigstep, ODBMS.ORG and Big Data
Our infrastructure has been designed to ensure that organisations can process and manage their big data in the requried time and is the world’s most powerful public computing infrastructure.
The reason for this? Because big data is one of the major business trends of recent times, is transforming the way organisations operate and it requires an infrastructure that can handle it. As part of our commitment to all things big data, we have just announced our sponsorship of big data community, ODBMS.ORG – this is why we got involved.
Hadoop hates virtualisation
Hadoop is a seriously powerful tool for any organisation to have at their disposal. It offers very powerful analytic capabilities, providing insight from big data that can really make a difference to any business. But we are told time and time again by customers and prospects how Hadoop hates virtualisation.
Hadoop is power hungry and to operate effectively without being a drain elsewhere, requires a powerful infrastructure. Nati Shalom, the CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces has written on this very topic, stating ‘that it would be fair to assume that running I/O intrusive workloads such as Big Data on a virtualised infrastructure would require 3X more resources than its Baremetal equivalent’.
Three times more resources is simply untenable and virtualiation is not suitable. Big data needs an infrastructure than can manage it, a point made this week by UK tech title Information Age. In an article on how to turn big data into a valuable asset, it wrote that ‘before you even start your big data project, you need to make sure you have the capability in place to manage it effectively’.
That’s why we removed the hypervisor, ensuring that organisations get the full power of bare metal from our big data infrastructure.
We want to make people aware of this fact and also to get big data higher up the business agenda. That’s why we are proud to be a sponsor of ODBMS.ORG, the big data community. It features some of the world’s leading authorities on big data and seeks to meet the fast-growing need for resources on big data and related topics.
Bigstep loves big data
We wrote recently about how the days of big data being mostly an IT issue are long gone. Companies today require more real-time insight into what is happening in their organisation and why. So Big data is a BUSINESS issue, deployed by HR, finance, marketing and more to deliver the required insight to that part of an organisation.
That insight from big data should available to any organisation in 2014. We believe the potential big data holds is limitless and want to do everything that we can to help spread that message with ODBMS.ORG throughout 2014 and beyond.