It could be the killer combination of server technologies: unified object storage with sharded, distributed big data. Imagine Hadoop clusters whose locales transcend both geographies and clouds, and whose contents can be addressed the same way as any other file. It could help bridge the current gap between big data clusters and regulated, relational databases.
Red Hat is planning such a move, as part of its ongoing beta of what’s now called Red Hat Storage 2.
Hadoop is designed to store big data cheaply on a distributed file system across commodity servers. How you get that data there is your problem. And it’s a surprisingly critical issue because Hadoop isn’t a replacement for existing ... Read Post
Red Hat is the latest company offering an alternative to the Hadoop Distributed File System, only this one is open source and ties into Red Hat's bigger vision of hybrid cloud computing. Read Post