Why ‘Data Lakes’ May Create Drowning Risks

By Lionel Gibbons | March 25, 2015

The avalanche of business data that is created each day surpasses anything we have dealt with in the past. In fact, most organizations do not have the tools to deal with these data lakes, thereby allowing significant competitive advantages to slide off the board.

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Spinning up Hadoop with Bright

By Mark Sargeant | March 21, 2015

In recent weeks, a growing number of clients have shown interest in Bright’s infrastructure management solution for Hadoop, so I thought it would be useful to record a video to demonstrate just how easy it is to spin up a brand new instance of Hadoop by using Bright. You can view the video here.

My colleague, Michele Lamarca, was driving the technology during the demo, and it took him only five minutes to install the Hadoop distribution—barely enough time for me to get warmed up!

Most of those reading this blog post already will be familiar with the many benefits that our HPC infrastructure management solution brings; deploying from bare metal; configure, provision, manage, monitor, and health check your clusters; and radically simplifying day-to-day administration from a single pane-of-glass presentation.

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How to Spin Hadoop up to the Cloud

By Lee Carter | March 07, 2015

As with many industries, the pharmaceutical sector is trending towards cloud bursting, so if you need more digital space, more compute power, or more storage, don’t pay for an onsite solution—look to the cloud! And cloud bursting plays to the increasingly popular subscription-based “pay per use” business model with which we are becoming increasingly familiar. 

It’s been well documented that Bright can help you easily create new clusters in the cloud, or add cloud-based resources to your existing clusters on the fly.

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Three Biggest Business Drivers for Hadoop in 2015

By Drew Robb | February 28, 2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of Hadoop. Over that decade, the open-source software platform has grown into the de facto standard of the big data marketplace. Part of this is due to the overall growth in spending on analytics, which research firm IDC recently said would reach $125 billion this year. But it also is due to the advantages that open-source Hadoop has over proprietary systems.

In December 2014, the online technology community Wikibon issued a report by lead big data analyst Jeff Kelly titled Hadoop-NoSQL Software and Services Market Forecast, 2013-2017. He highlights three problems with traditional database management systems:

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Life after CES 2015: Big Data Stories You May Have Missed

By Bright Staff | February 05, 2015

By Bright Computing

It would be pretty cool to try on smart socks, text your refrigerator, and flick on a light bulb that acts as a security system. To actually do all that at one place in one day, you had to attend the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

It’s hard to say what will become household staples like the VCR, camcorder, and DVD, which debuted at CES in 1970, 1981, and 1996, respectively. But the three new products listed below all have one thing in common: big data. Like so many other products at this year’s show, all three use sensors to collect data and connectivity to transmit it in real time. This use of IP connectivity, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT), was so prominent that many visitors and media declared big data the biggest story of CES 2015.

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Seismic migration using Hadoop: How did I get here?

By Ian Lumb | January 22, 2015

Aspiring seismologist

I always wanted to be a seismologist.

Scratch that: I always wanted to be an astronaut. How could I help it? I grew up in suburban London (UK, not Ontario) watching James Burke cover the Apollo missions. (Guess I’m also revealing my age here!)

Although I never gave my childhood dream of becoming an astronaut more than a fleeting consideration, I did pursue a career in science.

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4 Bright Topics for the Euro Hadoop Summit: Only 3 Days Left to Cast Your Vote!

By Ian Lumb | January 13, 2015

Shape the program of the Hadoop Summit Europe 2015 with your votes. Is there a better way to demonstrate community? We think not!

The Summit features 6 tracks. By tapping the expertise of our Hadoop braintrust, we’ve submitted 4 ideas to 3 different tracks. Because we’d like to earn your votes, please allow us elaborate.

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Hadoop: The Other Elephant in the Room

By Brady Black | November 09, 2014

It's big. it's powerful. It's complicated. Apache Hadoop creates a huge opportunity, but that cuts both ways. Aside from the great potential to store, access and leverage immense amounts of data, the security of any of these operations has been, and continues to be, questioned.

Security was not a priority in the development of the architecture, almost by definition, as the limits of the platform are purposefully undefined. As individual security measures were patched into place on an as-needed basis, overall security confirmation has changed from very difficult to almost impossible.

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How to Upgrade Your Hadoop Stack in 1 Step—With Zero Downtime

By Ian Lumb | October 30, 2014

Pop quiz: How many steps does it take to upgrade your Hadoop distribution?

Choose one answer:

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Making New Friends at Strata Conference + Hadoop World

By Lionel Gibbons | October 28, 2014

We had some good conversations at Strata Conference + Hadoop Summit this year. The show has grown from a a tiny hotel show to a pretty respectable space in the Javits center, and there were vendors from all segments of the Hadoop space, from distros to analytics to infrastructure hardware and software.

Bright was there showing people how a real cluster manager can save time, money, and headaches.


Two of Bright Computing's finest telling people all about Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop.


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