Tag: NoSQL

Rackspace peers into its crystal ball

crystalballA VP at Rackspace has spread out his tarot cards and given his prediction on how the market will shift in 2014.

According to Nigel Beighton, VP of technology, the division of cloud computing into public and private clouds will be disrupted by the emergence of specialist cloud providers. They’ll target specific markets including finance, telecoms and retail – there will also be more application specific cloud based stuff – including cloud computing for CPU monitoring.

Platform as a Service is over hyped, thinks Beighton, but DevOps will be a better way of helping software development.

Mr Big Data will receive close care and attention from big tech vendors who will “take the time and complexity” out of operations and there will be consolidation of NOSQL technologies.

The NSA revelations will mean that we’ll see investments in better encryption – and that should allay some peoples’ concerns about cloud based platforms and systems.

Finally, Beighton believes that in 2014 everyone will go nuts about DevOps and that means developers and IT departments will have to work closer than ever before.

ChannelEye predicts that before 2013 comes to a close, we will see more predictions about what is going to happen next year.

Hadoop makes the enterprise grade

cloud 2An IDC survey commissioned by Red Hat indicates Hadoop is reaching critical mass in the business world.

According to IDC, 32 percent of those surveyed already deploy Hadoop; 31 percent will deploy it in the next 12 months and 36 percent indicated they would deploy it in the future.

And the use of Hadoop is not just for analysing big data.

IDC said that 39 percent of the respondents use NoSQL databases such as Hbase, Cassandra and MongoDB, and 36 percent said they use MPP databases such as Greenplum and Vertica.

While businesses use Hadoop for analysis of raw data, 39 percent of the respondents use it to put “if-then” modelling for products and services.

The IDC survey also showed that many businesses use alternatives to HDFS such as Big Blue’s Global File System, EMC’s Isilon OneFS and Red Hat Storage – that is GlusterFS.