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Big Data Provides Bathroom ROI

How long does it take to step away from your desk, go to the bathroom, and return back to your desk? Eight minutes for Jim Bampos, Vice President of Total Customer Experience at EMC. Eight minutes is also the time it takes his organization to run a Customer System Reliablity report, thanks to Big Data. Jim Bampos calls this Bathroom ROI, as shrinking the report time from five days to eight minutes has had a tremendous impact on improving customer service and optimizing field operations at EMC. The key to this success…

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20 Node Hadoop Cluster, With Hive, No Pig Please

We can all agree that Hadoop is a key component to a Big Data strategy, but without a simple and fast way to stand up a complex Hadoop system, IT cannot deliver the value promised by Big Data. The good news is that VMware has addressed the challenge with Project Serengeti, enabling enterprises to quickly deploy, manage, and scale Apache Hadoop in virtual and cloud environments. Available for free download under the Apache 2.0 license, Serengeti allows enterprises to leverage the VMware vSphere platform to deploy a Hadoop cluster in…

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