ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Session

The ISC Cloud & Big Data conference is taking place next week in Frankfurt, Germany from September 28-30, 2015. I will be speaking on the benefits of virtualizing Hadoop and how to identify use-cases within an organization. The conference is focused on the latest developments in cloud and big data technologies. If you are going to be in Germany for […]

Using VMware Instant Clone with Big Data Extensions

Over the past weekend, I wiped my home lab environment that was running vSphere 5.5 and installed a fresh set of vSphere 6.0U1 bits. The decision to begin using vSphere 6.0 in the home lab was largely due to now longer needing vSphere 5.5 for my VCAP-DCA studying and wanting to finally begin using the Instant Clone technology for deploying […]

VMworld 2015 Monday Recap

Monday was my first day at VMworld 2015 in San Francisco, CA and it was outstanding! I followed the Cloud Native Apps track throughout the day and it kicked off with a bang with the announcements around Photon Platform and vSphere Integrated Containers. I attended the following sessions today: STO5443 Case Study of Virtualized Hadoop on VMware Software Designed Storage Technologies […]

Big Data Extensions v2.2 Released

VMware released the latest version of Big Data Extensions during Hadoop Summit on June 4, 2015. Included in the release notes, there are two features that have me really excited for this version. Resize Hadoop Clusters on Demand. You can reduce the number of virtual machines in a running Hadoop cluster, allowing you to manage resources in your VMware ESXi and […]