Come To See Us At Strata Conference + Hadoop World in New York

By Bright Staff | October 13, 2014

Bright Computing will be at the Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2014 event in New York City this week and we'd love to show you what we've been working on. If you are going to the conference, please stop by booth #444 and tell us what you're working on. We may just be able to help you out.

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Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop: The First 6 Months of a Radiant Relationship

By Ian Lumb | September 26, 2014

Last week we released support for Apache Hadoop 2.5.0. I thought it would be a good time to revisit all the updates we’ve made over the last 6 months - in case you missed them.

Latest Updates

Our latest updates include:

  • Apache Hadoop 2.5.1  Typo? Not exactly. We introduced support for Apache Hadoop 2.5.0 last week. Since Version 2.5.1 (released on September 13, 2014) is a minor release that builds upon the stable 2.4.1 release, you can now expect support via YUM updates to Bright. Note that vanilla Apache Hadoop includes HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), ZooKeeper (the coordination service) as well as YARN (the workload manager).
  • Cloudera CDH 5.1.0  We introduced support for CDH 5.1.0 in mid-July.
  • Hortonworks HDP 2.1  We introduced support for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 in mid-May.

Bottom line: Bright Cluster Manager maintains support for all major distributions of Apache Hadoop. Because we’re obsessed with keeping you current, you don’t have to be. We free you up to focus on the analysis of Big Data - and wasn’t that why you got interested in Hadoop in the first place?

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How Hadoop Became the Go-To for Big Data

By Lionel Gibbons | September 25, 2014

What started out ten years ago as a project to provide infrastructure for an open source search engine has become a force to be reckoned with, and a market valued at $1.5 billion, according to a recent article from Forbes. The Hadoop market is expected to reach $50.2 billion by 2020 and the experts say it is destined to become the go-to in infrastructure for large enterprises.

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How big data could have saved the "Game of Thrones" season premier

By Bright Staff | August 21, 2014

There was so much pent up demand for the season premier of "Game of Thrones" that HBO GO was overloaded, leaving hundreds of thousands of people unable to watch the show when and where they wanted to, according to an  article from Venture Beat.

Had big data analytics been used, the article stated, the problems that plagued the show's premier and has caused a number of other performance issues with popular series and reality show voting could have been avoided. The operational intelligence could have helped the providers to predict spikes in demand and manage the network infrastructure in order to shoulder the demand. Using big data to view all aspects of their network, content providers can prevent system overloads like the one that afflicted the "Game of Thrones" premier.

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Correlation, Causation, and Big Data

By Lionel Gibbons | July 28, 2014

What do you do with so much information you can't manually analyze it? This is the big question that surrounds big data.

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Thousands of servers and not enough staff to manage them. What’s a poor IT manager to do?

By Matthijs van Leeuwen | July 15, 2014

Today’s data center managers have a lot on their plate. They’re responsible for more servers and storage than ever, and have to react quickly to frequent changes in demand for service. Administration and management solutions play a crucial role in helping sysadmins face these challenges.

Gartner refers to the four biggest trends that currently dominate the world of IT as The Nexus of Forces : mobile, social, cloud, and big data. Each of them holds out a great deal of promise for business owners. Mobile applications and social media provide companies with direct access to customers. Cloud services ensure that the business can always access its data and applications efficiently. Big data provides new insights into a company’s business processes and customer buying behavior. Companies that want to stay on the cutting edge of their industry would do well to immerse themselves in these technologies, and that means their data center must also be up to the task.

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A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop

By Bright Staff | July 10, 2014

Recently, Bright Computing CTO Martijn de Vries presented a session entitled A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop at the ISC 2014 Conference in Leipzig, Germany.

His talk covered some of the many benefits that using an enterprise-grade cluster manager can bring to administrators of HPC and Hadoop clusters. From automated health checks to node provisioning at the push of a button, there’s a lot to gain by using the right tool for the job.

In case you missed the event, you can download the slides for Martijn's presentation HERE. We hope you find it helpful.

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Martijn de Vries to speak at ISC'14 in Leipzig, Germany

By Lionel Gibbons | June 17, 2014


For those attending the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC'14) in Leipzig, Germany next week, don't miss Bright Computing CTO Martijn de Vries' presentation at the Exhibitor Forum.

Martijn will present a session entitled Bright Computing: A Unified Management Solution for HPC and Hadoop ClustersHis session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th, at 11:00 AM.

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Report: Hadoop Sector to Grow 58 Percent Each Year Until 2020

By Lionel Gibbons | June 12, 2014

In 2013, the Hadoop market was $2.0 billion. By 2020, it will be $50.2 billion. According to a recent article from Cloud Times, Allied Market Research's report reveals the global market for Hadoop is expected to grow 58 percent annually from 2013 to 2020.

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Why Your Hadoop Cluster Needs a Cluster Manager

By Lionel Gibbons | June 09, 2014

Last week, Bright Computing Senior Systems Architect Robert Stober presented a session entitled Why your Hadoop cluster needs a cluster manager at the 2014 Hadoop Summit.

His talk covered some of the many benefits that using an enterprise-grade cluster manager can bring to the world of Hadoop. From automated health checks to node provisioning at the push of a button, there’s a lot to gain by using the right tool for the job.

As promised, we're posting Robert's deck here for those who were unable to watch the session. We hope you find it helpful.

DOWNLOAD: "Why Your Hadoop Cluster Needs a Cluster Manager"


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