VMworld 2012 has come and gone, and VMworld Europe is on the horizon. We had several big data oriented sessions this year, and saw a significant rise in the activity in this important area.
During the keynote, we demo'ed the next version of Serengeti, which allows Hadoop to be elastically scaled on a virtual platform. We showed a scenario of mixed workloads on the same platform, allowing time-based shifts in the amount of resources assigned to Hadoop and other workloads. You can see the highlights from the keynote here, and additional information on compute/data separation in an up coming blog.
In addition, Jeff Buell and I presented on the work VMware is doing to make virtualization the best place for Hadoop, including project Serengeti, HA and recent performance results. You can view our slides here.
During the conference, I also had the opportunity to chat with some big data superstars about their experiences and outlook on trends in that space:
Thank you to Zubin, Jim and Amr for your valuable insights! For those who will at VMworld Europe in a few weeks, check out the Big Data sessions and booths to learn even more.