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Why Move to a Bare-Metal Cloud Infrastructure

Bare-metal is about high-scalability, low-latency, enhanced security and reduced costs. To understand these benefits correctly, we begin at the beginning.… Continue Reading

The Benefits of Being a Data-Driven Company

Data-driven companies are 23 times more likely to find new customers. As with previous technological advances, not embracing it in time is a risk - the… Continue Reading

Intel CPU Flaws & Bare Metal - Is Single Tenancy the Answer?

As many of you may have found out, two huge security vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs were found by security researchers. They were dubbed Meltdown and Spectre,… Continue Reading

Smooth Run of Operations for Our Retailer Customers on Black Friday

Black Friday is the hottest day of the year for any retailer. Traffic and demand increases exponentially, and peaks in traffic are as high as you can… Continue Reading

Spark Structured Streaming in Practice

Bigstep Solution Architect Andrei Muraru @ the HUG UK & Big Data Analytics London MeetupHow does Spark Structured Streaming work with real-time big… Continue Reading

Building Data Lakes in the Cloud

Understand why building a data lake in the cloud entails different particularities than building it on premisesEvery industry has both proven and potential… Continue Reading

A Business User’s Guide to Big Data on Hadoop

This webcast will give an overview of deploying Hadoop within the organization as a strategic initiative for business advantage. Rather than viewing distributed… Continue Reading

The Internet of Things: Is Your Business Prepared?

The term Internet of Things, or IoT, has circulated for a while now. Most people consider it just a buzzword, but the reality is that it is here and here… Continue Reading

HP <3 Full Metal

We’ve recently worked on a case study with HP for their line of ProLiant Gen9 servers. In our testing, we found up to 40% improvements in compute performance… Continue Reading

How Does a Green Data Center Achieve Efficiency?

Green data centers are more than just a buzzword. Since data centers now consume twice the amount of power it takes to power all the households in New… Continue Reading

AlignAlytics benchmarks Elasticsearch, sees 200% performance improvement

Running queries in no time with Elasticsearch on Full MetalEvery so often we come across a use case that makes every hour of work put into our Full Metal… Continue Reading

Getting the most out of Impala - presentation & whitepaper

In May, Alex, our techie Product Manager gave a presentation at the London Enterprise Technology Meetup on infrastructure best practices for getting… Continue Reading