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

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...

Jul 15, 2019

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

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...

May 18, 2019

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Don’t Let Data Gravity Drag You Down

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:


May 09, 2019

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Emerging trends in disaster recovery for data lakes

In this Q&A, Katherine Sheehan, Senior Solutions Architect at WANdisco, and DISCOtecher, WANdisco’s Director of Product & Channel Marketing, discuss current trends in disaster recovery and high availability for on-premises and cloud Hadoop data lake deployments.

DISCOtecher: In recent years, we’ve seen Hadoop mature and business adoption increase. How has that affected disaster-recovery and high-availability strategies?

Katherine: When it comes to Hadoop workloads, it’s clear that object storage is the future—and Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for Data Management predicts that adoption of Hadoop in...

Mar 26, 2019

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Exploring Gartner’s multi-cloud computing point of view

How do you keep your data consistent across an entire multi-cloud architecture?

In the first of two blogs on Gartner’s Technology Insight for Multicloud Computing report, Paul Scott-Murphy, VP of Product Management for Big Data and Cloud at WANdisco, chats with DISCOtecher, Director of Product and Channel Marketing at WANdisco, about the challenges of operating a multi-cloud architecture.

DISCOtecher: Hi Paul, thanks for joining me today. Multi-cloud is a huge topic right now—but what’s stopping some businesses from transitioning to a multi-cloud architecture?

Paul: As you point out, many busi...

Feb 28, 2019

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