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Dell EMC extends it’s portfolio for Splunk to VxRack FLEX

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

Operational Intelligence and machine generated data have been very hot topics lately as organizations are beginning to realize how valuable this data is for the business. For the last few years, Splunk has been the leader in this space with their all-encompassing platform that enables the ability to collect, search and analyze machine generated data. (Not up to speed on this yet? Check out my other blog on getting started with machine generated data) Dell EMC and Splunk have had a tremendous partnership over the past couple years that is based on the premise that we offer market leading infrastructure that is optimal for Splunk’s world class analytics platform for machine generated data. A couple weeks ago, we took this one step further… I’m excited to announce the release of the Solution Guide for Machine Analytics with Splunk Enterprise on VxRack Flex 1000! With this, Dell EMC now has a validated rack scale, hyper-converged infrastructure solution for Splunk that has been jointly validated by Splunk & Dell EMC.

Why is this important?

Having this solution that has been jointly validated by both Splunk and Dell EMC to “meet or exceed Splunk’s performance benchmarks” gives users a higher degree of confidence in the environment. With this solution the performance needed to run Splunk effectively and gain the valuable insights to make critical IT and business decisions will be there. Our solutions engineering team along with Splunk put hundreds of engineering hours into designing specific configurations based on a variety of different deployment scenarios and rigorously tested them to ensure performance. The solutions guide gives you not only those configurations but also implementation guidelines and deployment practices. All of this equals lower risk, quicker time to value and validated for performance…can’t ask for anything better.

How is VxRack Optimal for Splunk?

VxRack provides flexible, rack scale, hyper-converged infrastructure that allows you to use the hypervisor of your choice or bare metal as well as the ability to start small but scale-out to thousands of nodes. With VxRack you are given the flexibility to optimize your tiering for Splunk by putting Hot and Warm buckets in SSD while using HHD or even Isilon scale-out NAS for your cold bucket needs (Solution guide shows how to use Isilon for cold tiering). You also get to enjoy the benefits of Software Defined Storage and data services that are essential in today’s data center. The best part is that VxRack gives a turnkey experience that is engineered and designed to be ready to run, giving you a quicker time to insight and value. Additionally, with single support and life-cycle management for your infrastructure you lower complexity and reduce risk and costs. All of this equals great performance, economical tiering structure & easy to deploy and manage infrastructure that is validated to run Splunk.

Big Data Conversation with Spotify

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

I spoke with Eliot Van Buskirk ( @listeningpost ), Data Storyteller at Spotify, as part of my Big Data Conversations series for Dell EMC. Note that this is not a product or technology blog and certainly there are no endorsements implied from either side but, in all fairness, I am a paying Spotify user and I am in love with what they do to bring music to the masses.

Erin K. Banks: How do you utilize big data at Spotify?
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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

 

Managing Uncertainity with Agile

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

Note that this blog post was originally posted on the Agile Marketing Blog on June 21st, 2016

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Rob Corbin ( @robcorbin ) is a senior manager at EMC where he runs a marketing data science team. As with many data science professionals he comes to his current role from a technical background and with an understanding of Agile. During his tenure at EMC, he’s supported a lot of business transformation with the help of the EMC Big Data portfolio. He was also able to use these same Big Data technologies from EMC to assist with Marketing Analytics efforts.

He’ll tell us how he used agile techniques to drive business transformation at a big company, in a dynamic industry and how he is dealing with future uncertainties.

“Uncertainty” is the theme of our conversation in this podcast:

  • How does Agile help manage uncertainty?
  • How can marketing leadership embrace uncertainty?
  • How do different parts of the business adapt their approach in the face of varying degrees of uncertainty?
  • And, will Rob answer any questions about with EMC acquisition before the deal is sealed? (we promised not to get Rob in any hot water 🙂 )

Data is at the heart of what makes the Agile approach work so we hope you’ll take away some ideas about how to engage more effectively with the data scientists in your organization. If you don’t yet have a data science practice we hope that Rob’s insights might help you get started.

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