Big Data Exchanges: Of Shopping Malls and the Law of Gravity


Working for a Storage Systems company, we are constantly looking at both the technical as well as social/marketplace challenges to our business strategy. Leading to the coining of "Cloud Meets Big Data" from EMC last year, EMC has been looking at the trends that "should" tip the balances around real "Cloud Information Management" as opposed to "data management" which is really what dominates todays practice. There are a couple of…

Greenplum the “Big Data” Cloud Database


It has been a long time since EMC completed the acquisition of Greenplum and we have been mighty busy. I've met with the biggest and smallest of customers, and have heard literally 50's of feature / product requests. We're truly listening, Hadoop, ETL, systemic management, BI/BA deep integrations, and improvements in multi-tenancy for governed derivative cubes and marts. Leave me a comment, tell me what you're thinking. If you want…

The Greenplum “Big Data” Cloud Warehouse


The Data Warehouse space has been red hot lately. Everyone knows the top tier players, as well as the emergents. What have become substantial issues are the complexity of scale/growth of enterprise analytics (every department needs one) and increasing management burden that business data warehouses are placing on IT. Like the wild west, a business technology selection is made for "local" reasons, and the more "global" concerns are left to…

ETL & Hadoop/Map-Reduce… a match made in Orlando!


I've been thinking hard as of late on the challenges associated with exploiting massively parallel Hadoop/Map-Reduce clusters for analytics. As most know the NoSQL movement has been growing at a strong pace. What very few seem to want to talk about, is how NoSQL can actually present an analytic query language? Yes the xQL... We all know that MR is great for limited schema, large cardinality data, but DWH's typically…