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Get even more choice with the Ready Bundle for Hortonworks with Isilon

Brett Roberts

Brett Roberts

Data Analytics Systems Engineer at Dell EMC
Brett is the Technical Lead for Dell EMC’s Data Analytics Technology Alliances, focused on developing solutions that help customers solve their data challenges. You can find him on social media at @Broberts2261

Earlier this month marked the 1 year anniversary of Dell Technologies and the coming together of Dell and EMC. Looking back, it has truly been a great year with a lot of bright spots to reflect on. I am most excited about how we have been able to bring together two powerful product portfolios to create choice and value through unique solutions we now build for our customers. This can be seen across the company as our new portfolio drives increased opportunities to meet specific customer needs like creating more value add solutions for specific workloads. As a data analytics junkie, one that is near and dear to my heart is the recently released Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks with Isilon Shared Storage.

You might ask “Why is this so important”? First, this is a Ready Bundle and a part of the Ready Solutions family meaning you reduce your deployment risks and speed up your time in value. If you aren’t sure what Ready Solutions are then here is a Whitepaper from IDG.  Secondly, this new Ready Bundle with Isilon extends flexibility for the user more than ever before. As a heritage Dell offering, the Dell EMC Ready Bundles for Hadoop have been around for years but traditionally they have been designed on PowerEdge servers. When you needed to scale your environment you would need to scale both compute and storage together; not a bad thing for many customers and deployments of these Ready Bundles have been outstanding. Now however, with heritage EMC’s Isilon added to the Ready Solution cadre of technologies, we offer organization the choice to decouple storage from compute and scale independently these two distinct components while delivering world class data services that have earned Isilon the top spot on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Scale-Out File and Object storage. We generally find this is a great option for Hadoop deployments where capacity requirements are growing much more rapidly than processing requirements.

In addition to the increased choice and data services that you get with Isilon, you still enjoy all of the benefits of the other Ready Solutions for Hortonworks Hadoop. This solution has been tested and validated for Hortonworks HDP by both Dell EMC and Hortonworks. Dell EMC and Hortonworks
have continued to strengthen their partnership over the years and this is yet another example of how we have come together to provide a unique, integrated solution to meet customers’
needs. Both Dell EMC and Hortonworks are excited about how this new Ready Bundle will help drive even more business outcomes with customers achieving success with Hadoop much more quickly. Jeff Schmitt, Hortonworks’ Sr. Director of Channels and Alliances had this to say about the Ready Bundle “The Ready Bundle for Hortonworks is yet another example of joint Dell EMC and Hortonworks investment bringing increased value to customers. As HDP deployments continue to grow in scale, offering customers choice in their infrastructure deployments is critical. The Ready Bundle for Hortonworks provides a customer simplified deployment while allowing storage and compute to scale independently.”

This new Ready Bundle release is the epitome of the value that this merger has created. If you find yourself having to scale your Hadoop environment to meet capacity needs or are looking where to start on your Hadoop journey, the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop with Isilon is a great fit. Here is the Ready Bundle Solution Overview for you to learn more about this great solution.

 

 

Everything You Need to Know About Data Analytics at Dell EMC World 2017

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @banksek
Erin K. Banks

As you know, Dell EMC World is next week and there is A LOT going on when it comes to data analytics both with sessions and a great booth.

Here is some insight into the data analytics sessions and booths would be interested in attending at the conference. (more…)

Analytics the Easy Way with Analytic Insights Module

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @banksek
Erin K. Banks

waterwaysjpg-04fe2c510462770cThe last week of September 2016, Dell EMC was a part of Strata+Hadoop World in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center. I was staying in New Jersey at the time and I had to think about all the ways I was going to get to the conference in the AM and home in the PM. My options were the ferry, the Path, the Path to the metro, Uber, there were a lot of options and a lot of things that I wanted to achieve. I would need to get there early and there would be long days. What I needed was one simple way to get where I needed to go, no matter what the time, and I needed to get there fast. I knew my destination, I knew where I wanted to go, I just didn’t know the best way of getting there.

This is the same problem that I hear from customers regarding their big data and analytics journey. They know where they want to go, they just don’t know how to get here. In my above example, I just had one mission. I wanted to get the convention center and I wanted to get home as soon possible. I wasn’t worried about the method of transportation, I just wanted to get there. I took the ferry.

When I think of Analytic Insights Module in the Dell EMC Data Analytics portfolio, I think of my choice to take the ferry to the conference center. I chose the ferry because it took me from Point A to Point B in the easiest fashion. I didn’t have to change ferries, I didn’t have to sit in traffic, I got there in the shortest amount of time. Analytic Insights Module

The Analytic Insights Module gets you to point B the fastest. It gives you the ability to gather your data, analyze it, and directly act on it in one complete offering. It incorporates the data lake from Dell EMC as well as a data governor and a data curator. It allows you to do analytics and develop cloud native applications all in one. When dealing with the challenges of data analytics, Analytic Insights Module lets you avoid all of them and only deal with the actions you need to take on the insights. Customers that are struggling with getting to point B will find that Analytic Insights Module is the only choice. Let’s not forget about IT, who can also apply policies and quotas while still having a self-service experience for the analyst and developers.

Analyze Act Gather - Analytic Insights ModuleThe great thing about all the options that I had to get from point A to point B, I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel to get there. The routes and options were there, I just had to take one of them. I didn’t have to create a new path. It is the same for Analytic Insights Module. When making decisions about your analytics journey, you have to choose between putting all the pieces together and finding a new path, or going with the option that will integrate all the pieces together for you. By having someone else integrate all the pieces, allows me to focus directly on my objective. Allows me to not have to deal with the underlying modes and get directly and easily to the Jacob Javits Center.

Everyone’s journey is different and some people have certain fears which will drive which path they will take. There will be hiccups and battles but you can help reduce them depending on which option you take. Choosing Analytic Insights Module, is the simplest and easiest path to take on an analytics journey and we hope that you will want to take this path with us. To find out more information, www.dellemc.com/aim.

Strata+Hadoop World – NYC 2016

Erin K. Banks

Erin K. Banks

Portfolio Marketing Director at Dell EMC
Erin K. Banks has been in the IT industry for almost 20 years. She is the Portfolio Marketing Director for Big Data and Data Analytics at Dell EMC. Previously she worked at Juniper Networks in Technical Marketing for the Security Business Unit. She has also worked at VMware and EMC as an SE in the Federal Division, focused on Virtualization and Security. She holds both CISSP and CISA accreditations. Erin has a BS in Electrical Engineering and is an author, blogger, and avid runner. You can find her on social media at @banksek
Erin K. Banks

Strata+Hadoop World NY Another Strata+Hadoop World , and I must say that this time I am really excited! This time is the first time we will be there as Dell EMC. This gives us a great opportunity to show you our new message, branding, and how this new company sees data analytics and specifically Hadoop in a different light. It really is an exciting time for us and I hope that you will visit us in booth #501 during the conference. We have worked hard to make sure you see us as a resource that you can reach out to, no matter what stage you are at in your Hadoop journey. We know that it can be a challenge and frustrating, so let us know how we can help you. We have taken this journey ourselves and we know we can get through this together.  Like we mentioned, we will be in booth #501 but we will also have a keynote and sessions and you don’t want to miss any of it!. Details are below:

Keynote

Wednesday at 8:45 am

Speaker: Patricia Florissi

 

Breakout Sessions:

Wednesday Sept. 28 at 11:20 pm in room 1B01/1B02

Speaker: Carey James (@careyjames33)

Title: Achieve Richer Insights and Business Outcomes with Dell EMC Big Data and Analytics

 

Wednesday Sept. 28 at 2:55 pm in room 1B01/1B02

Speaker: Anthony Dina (@antdina)

Title: Enhancing the Customer Experience when Driving Hadoop Adoption

 

Showcase Theatre Case Studies:

 

Tuesday, Sept 27 at 6:15 pm

Speakers: Anthony Dina & Nick Curcuru, Mastercard

Title: Discover the Role Hadoop Plays in Mastercard’s Customer Success Story

 

Wednesday, Sept 28 at 2:00 pm

Speaker: Keith Manthey (@KeithManthey)

Title: To the Cloud and Back: a Look at Hybrid Analytics

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Don’t get me wrong, we have other things going on at the booth but when you become a new company, you kind of want to make sure people know that you will be at a lot of places at the conference and there are so many opportunities to talk us.

Stop by, check it all out, see what we have in store for you and your data.

Don’t forget to follow @DellEMCbigdata

#DellEMC    #StrataHadoop

 

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