Big Data Video – Benefits of Virtualizing Big Data on vSphere

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We often get questions from people who are new to big data about the reasons for virtualizing these newer infrastructures and applications. People are also interested in knowing the benefits you can gain from doing so. This video provides a set of answers to those questions. Summarizing the main points discussed in the video, the Read more...

Big Data and HPC section added to VMware BCA Homepage

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The Business Critical Applications (BCA) Homepage now has 8 sections each focused on a specific area of applications and relational database management systems discipline. The newest section to be added to the broader BCA space is “Big Data and High Performance Computing Solutions”.  Although both Big Data and HPC have long occupied important and unique focus Read more...

Why the Data Scientist and Data Engineer Need to Understand Virtualization in the Cloud

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More and more application workloads are moving to the different cloud platforms, whether they be public, private or hybrid clouds. Big data and analytics application workloads are on the move too. It is important that the data science/data engineering users of big data platforms and analytics applications gain a good understanding of the infrastructure in these clouds Read more...

Big Data Performance and Best Practices: New Spark Application Measurements

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The Performance Engineering team at VMware has produced another highly useful report and blog on best practice/performance work they have done in the Big Data area. This new report contains test result data from benchmark tests conducted using Spark-based as well as MapReduce applications. The report also gives you specific advice on best practice implementations. Spark was originally Read more...

The Extreme Performance Series at VMworld 2016

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Yes! It’s back, and more performant than ever! The “Extreme Performance Series” returns for its 4th year! I’m very excited about this year’s Extreme Performance Series mini-track being hosted at VMworld Las Vegas and Barcelona. These sessions are created and presented by VMware’s best and most distinguished performance engineers, principals, architects and gurus. These are Read more...