In case you have a spare minute or two on your lunch break today … Continue reading
Following OpenWorld, Oracle released version 4.0 of their Big Data Appliance Lite Virtual Machine for VirtualBox.
It includes OEL 6.4, RDBMS database 188.8.131.52 with Big Data SQL, Cloudera 5.1.2, NoSQL database 3.0.14 and GoldenGate 12c.
The “Getting Started” page now has all sorts of good documentation, white papers and hands-on labs you can try out.
In the last couple of months, Microsoft have repackaged their Parallel Data Warehouse appliance and now offer their new Analytics Platform System (APS) instead.
APS is a turnkey/black box appliance which offers the PDW, a Hadoop cluster (HDInsight, an implementation of Hortonworks) and an integration feature like Oracle’s Big Data SQL – called PolyBase – to allow the PDW to use the Hadoop data. Continue reading
Recently, Cloudera paid a visit to HQ and gave a presentation on their industry-standard implementation of Hadoop. I found it to be very insightful, especially given the paucity of details and proliferation of industry buzzwords that currently attaches itself to anything remotely related to “Big Data”.
I made some notes/observations during the presentation and did some follow-up reading afterwards. In case they’re useful, especially to those DBAs out there who might be expected to support Cloudera pretty soon, I typed up the notes and put them on here.
Over the last six weeks or so, I’ve been voraciously reading about Big Data, NoSQL, Hadoop and other emerging data management technologies which are clearly The Next Big Thing™ in IT. Personally, I find it fascinating to learn/think about how we will integrate different volumes and scales of data – both structured and unstructured, big and small – to give our organizations a clear, competitive edge in their industries.
As with all Next Big Things™, there are a lot of tremendous blogs and white papers written by some extremely smart and insightful people – and there are a lot of articles in “trade mags” which do nothing but fuel the runaway hype. Continue reading
I listened to an Oracle webinar on “The Value of Engineered Systems” yesterday. It didn’t really cover anything ground-breaking from my point of view, but it offered the following facts or thinking:
It should be noted that I’ve spent my career as a Oracle (relational) DBA of some description, so I’m sure there’s some degree of bias. However, I’m an advocate of Oracle databases because they’ve proven to be the best on the market.