Archive | December, 2011

Big Data is Thriving. Is RDBMS Dead?

MapReduce vs. RDBMS People think that MR is this new transformative technology…..new? No. Transformative? Yes. Although it might seem that MapReduce (MR) and parallel DBMSs are different, it is actually possible to write almost any parallel-processing task as either a set of database queries or a set of MR jobs. When you look at the […]

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How to Deploy a VM or vApp from vCloud Director

I got a request internally for a simple step-by-step of how to deploy a vApp or VM from vCloud Director because the IT group has no experience with vCloud. I toiled on putting this blog article up because the simplicity is just, well, simple. Thanks to a few twitterati (@P2Vme, @angeloluciani, @jmichelmetz, and @mtellin) for […]

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Merry Christmas and a Cloudy 2012

All the best for a successful New Year! Let’s look back to 2011. I had another great year working with storage and virtualisation. Not only on personal level but also a very successful business year. EMC and VMware are committed to offering more and more services in the cloud. VMware does a great job with […]

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The Speed of Change

The speed at which technology changes is absolutely amazing in that as soon as you buy something, the next faster, bigger model comes out.  I think back to when I started my career and remember a workstation that I was using with a 200MHz processor and I was really thrilled when I got it bumped […]

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