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WANdisco LiveAnalytics and Databricks: Running Cloud-based Analytics While Ingesting Data from Hadoop On-premises

WANdisco LiveAnalytics and Databricks: Running Cloud-based Analytics While Ingesting Data from Hadoop On-premises

Sep 18, 2019

When we introduced LiveMigrator in June, our first customers were delighted. They were able to move petabytes of unstructured data in a single pass from on-premises data centers to the cloud without blocking. Their applications could continue to access data in on-premises environments, even as their data was moving to the cloud. We had solved a problem that had vexed customers for some time and provided an accelerated path to cloud adoption.

But after the initial excitement, our customers began asking if we could go a step further. They pointed out that while moving the data overcame a huge ch...

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3 Reasons to Avoid Manual Hadoop Migration to Cloud

3 Reasons to Avoid Manual Hadoop Migration to Cloud

Aug 20, 2019

Big data has found a natural home in the cloud. In the cloud, leading companies are taking full advantage of cheap, scalable storage and the flexibility that comes from powerful cloud analytic platforms. With such compelling advantages to migrating big data to the cloud, why is there business risk for organizations to adopt it today?


Manual Migration is a high risk approach to migrating big data.


Manual migration is a custom, tactical approach to copying big data. When administrators manually migrate data, they create, manage, schedule and maintain custom open-source scripts to migrate the l...

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Migrating Big Data to the Cloud with WANdisco LiveMigrator, ADLS Gen2, Databricks and Delta Lake

Migrating Big Data to the Cloud with WANdisco LiveMigrator, ADLS Gen2, Databricks and Delta Lake

Jul 15, 2019

The rise of the cloud has seen the most fundamental shift in IT in many decades. When deciding where new capabilities will be developed and operate, the cloud is now the first choice for most enterprises.

This is increasingly true for big data. The accelerating consolidation of and diminishing opportunities for Hadoop vendors is directly related to the increasing use of cloud-native systems for storing and processing big data, where you can take full advantage of cheap, scalable storage and the flexibility that comes from the capacity and breadth of analytic platforms there. Big data has found...

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Everything Is Distributed—Here’s How to Put Down Roots

Everything Is Distributed—Here’s How to Put Down Roots

May 18, 2019

Distributed computing has created a fundamental shift in the way that humans relate to the rest of the world.

Think about your everyday life. Did you check on your bank account or investment portfolios? Did you email a colleague in a different office? Did you play a game or read a news article on your phone today?

Our minds are so-often occupied that we rarely take a step back to appreciate the behind-the-scenes technology that makes life easier. As frustrated as we can become when we feel tethered to our smartphones, the fact is, this single device enables us to manage our lives.

Humans, as a...

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Don’t Let Data Gravity Drag You Down

Don’t Let Data Gravity Drag You Down

May 09, 2019

The universe is something that never ceases to surprise us. In all of the years that humans have walked planet earth, there’s always something new that catches humanity off-guard—like the opportunity to see a black hole for the first time, in April 2019.

This was a moment that fascinated the team at WANdisco. It made us sit back and self-reflect. No matter how far we feel we’ve come as a species, time is something that outpaces our humble lifespans. Think about it: the moon landing seems so long ago. But 50 years ago was right around the corner, in 1969.

Think of what’s happened since then:

Pu...

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