This is a guest post written and contributed by Ravi Chandran, Founder & CTO at XtremeData, Inc., a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. XtremeData provides a scalable, full-featured SQL data warehouse solution for Big Data analytics.
Data is at the heart of your business. As your business grows, your data grows. And with increasing amounts of data, you need a scalable, secure and efficient platform to store it. You also need reliability and performance in a storage platform that will grow with you. Today, we add a new solution to our Dedicated Storage portfolio that will not only scale-out easily, but will also do it simply and seamlessly – EMC Isilon.
We are living in the age of Big Data – there is so much information around us at any given moment that it is impossible to manually sift through and interpret it all. My team at Rackspace is responsible for the system engineering of our Cloud Databases product, and we collect 200,000 metrics every minute to understand the overall health of our system. Data visualization is more than a buzzword to me, it is vital to my team to do our job effectively.
Big Data can drive big dollars. For any growing business, that’s the bottom line. As the amount of information in the world grows, your enterprise needs to start turning these bytes into bank. One way to do that is to move Big Data to the cloud.
The demand for Big Data solutions continues to grow, and to help you tackle Big Data workloads, we have partnered with Hortonworks, the premiere open-sourced Apache HadoopTM enterprise distribution, to provide application support and best-in-breed architecture design.
It’s no secret that CIOs and IT executives feel pressure to provide more value to the business. A study from Gartner (Amplifying the Enterprise: 2012 CIO Agenda) indicated that the No. 1 priority for CIOs in 2011 and 2012 was “increasing enterprise growth.” IT has to constantly reevaluate its value-driving activities to ensure they align with what the business needs to acquire new customers and maintain competitive advantage through innovative technology development.