Object storage is the ultimate solution for storing unstructured data today. It is low cost, secure, fault tolerant, and resilient. Object stores expose a RESTful API, where each object has a unique URL, enabling users to easily manipulate object stores. Major cloud vendors like IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft all provide cloud-based object storage services. Fortunately, […]
If you are a technologist like me, you know big data is a big deal—but what is it, and why should we care about it? And how, exactly, do we use it? Big data transforms the way our society processes information and will change the way we think about our world. It allows us to analyze vast amounts of […]
With all the recent buzz around Hadoop, you may be asking, “What is Hadoop and what does it have to do with cloud?” Before I answer this, we should discuss big data. Big data: More than just analytics Analytics provides an approach to decision making through the application of statistics, programming and research to discern patterns […]
On average, 2.5 billion gigabytes of data is created daily—and it has to live somewhere.
A tour of the latest offerings from IBM Cloud for the 2014 Australian Open.
Carnegie is a tremendous book, if you want a deep look into how he transformed from factory worker, to steel magnate, to philanthropist. Hint: it was a lot of hard work and smarts. However, one thing stuck with me from this book: his insights on strategy.
I find it fascinating the idea that anyone can potentially discover something very interesting with huge repercussions using these new technologies enabled with cloud computing. We are on the verge of many breakthroughs, thanks to these technnologies. For example, back in October 2011, I read an article in a newspaper in Toronto about a curious discovery made about the March 2011 Japan earthquake.
It couldn’t be easier to set up your Hadoop cluster on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. It’s also fast! For example, a three-node Hadoop cluster can be up and running in less than 30 minutes.