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Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Four Takeaways from Splunk .Conf19

Splunk’s .Conf event is pretty remarkable. Not only is it the “geek prom” for Splunkers, it also an opportunity to take stock of where we are on the enterprise analytics journey. Here are our top four takeaways from the event and some thoughts on what the next few quarters hold. Splunk grasps the accelerating growth of data and has

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Five Strata Takeaways

Five Strata Takeaways

With another Strata in the rearview mirror, it is time to reflect on what we saw and heard during the week. Strata is clearly a data science show at this point but data science is broad topic. Our perspective, as a provider of high performance object storage, is framed accordingly and we focus on the data stack more than we

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Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Why VMware's Kubernetes Ambitions Depend on MinIO

Perhaps the biggest takeaway from VMworld was the “all in” bet that VMware is making on Kubernetes. VMware wasn’t shy about its ambition, with CEO Pat Gelsinger stating that “We will be the leading enabler of Kubernetes.” This reflects the reality of the market. Kubernetes has become the industry standard. Furthermore, Kubernetes has grown into more than just orchestration,

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Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

Hadoop HDFS's Logical Successor

The demise of Hadoop is probably overblown. It will not suddenly disappear from the enterprise landscape - there are simply too many clients, too much sunk investment for it to vanish into the night. What is not overblown is the fact that Hadoop, like countless technologies before it, is in secular, irreversible decline. There are a number of reasons but

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The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The Cloud Has Picked a Winner; Now They Are Enforcing It

The power of scale is well-documented in the world of business. Cloud providers - Amazon in particular - have amassed extraordinary scale in a very short period of time. The cloud providers are now using this scale to rearchitect how enterprises interact with their data. They are remaking the enterprise data landscape with two primary levers: price and performance. Let’

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Open Source = Bombproof

Open Source = Bombproof

Software isn't usually described as bombproof. Particularly the type of software that is responsible for large analytic jobs or machine learning workloads. The words “finicky”, “complex” or in the case of good marketing “professional grade” (meaning you need years of study and multiple certifications) are more common. Bombproof software, however, is one of the many benefits associated with active open

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