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...

Oracle on the SDDC – CPBU 2017

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Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC Developments 2017H1 Many positive developments have materialized over the past few months pertaining to the subject of Oracle on vSphere and the SDDC.  This blog entry will both summarize the individual developments as well as highlight the important aspects of each item.   VMware and Oracle Collaborate to Enable Read more...

VMware Experts Database Program 2016 Events

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The VMware Experts Database Program The program started in 2013 and sponsored by the Cloud Platform Business Unit boasts completed six successful workshop events.  The program, thus far has focused on gathering MS SQL Server and Oracle experts in either Palo Alto or Sofia Bulgaria (Cork Ireland and Singapore are under consideration for future events) for three Read more...
vSphere 6.5 PWT launch

SQLPass SQL Server user group DBTA vSphere usage survey

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This blog follows (and uses some of the same text) the earlier blog entry which reported on the 2016 IOUG survey.  The CPBU user group survey program was started in 2014 with the intention of collecting pertinent and accurate information pertaining to the actual usage of vSphere for both critical and non-critical implementations in a Read more...

Planning Highly Available, Mission Critical SQL Server Deployments with VMware vSphere

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The VMware Experts Database program (MS SQL Server and Oracle editions) invites the specially selected industry Experts to contribute to the breath of VMware industry knowledge by presenting sessions at VMware events to and developing white papers. Often these papers are commissioned by VMware (sometimes jointly with other partners) and in this case partial funding 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...

VMware vSphere CPU-Affinity NEW KB

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The definition and understanding of the technology of what is often referred to as “CPU Pinning” or more precisely “CPU Affinity” has been both distorted and confused over the last decade.  This new Knowledge Base Article serves to clarify those distortions and misunderstandings.  This is particularly important now because the desire on the part of Read more...