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Want to Run Cassandra in a Container? You Need to Solve These 4 Problems First

In this contributed article, Gou Rao, Co-founder and CTO at Portworx, discusses how running the open source distributed NoSQL database Cassandra in a container requires some special considerations. If you can solve these problems, you’ll have gotten most of the way to a successful Cassandra deployment in containers.

BlueData, Intel Compare Bare-Metal & Containers for Big Data Workloads

Has your business ever tried to decide between a bare-metal environment or a container-based environment for dealing with Big Data needs? BlueData and Intel collaborated to discuss this very issue in a benchmark study of the performance of Big Data workloads.

Bare-Metal Performance for Big Data Workloads on Docker Containers

In a benchmark study, Intel compared the performance of Big Data workloads running on a bare-metal deployment versus running in Docker containers with the BlueData EPIC software platform. The study found that it is possible to run Big Data workloads in a container-based environment without sacrificing performance. The benefits include agility, flexibility, and cost efficiency. Data science teams can get on-demand Hadoop and Spark clusters, while leveraging enterprise-grade security in a multi-tenant architecture. Get the white paper to learn about this breakthrough benchmark study.

Video: Data and Goliath – Why Startups Own the Future of Big Data

“And, to me, the point of this talk is that the world is changing. There is money going to be made by the bucketful, and it isn’t going to go to Larry Ellison and his gang. It’s going to go to smart people like you who know how to leverage open-source.”