XtremIO – Redefining Snapshots

Originally posted on Itzikr's Blog:
A guest post by Tamir Segal, Senior PM ? Snapshots is a technology that enables creating copies of volumes. XtremIO has developed a snapshot embedment that provides the ability to create space efficient snapshots that are managed as standard volumes in the cluster and have the same performance capabilities…

Awesome Oracle Big Data Lite VM – Just what I have been waiting for!

Oracle Big Data Lite VM

Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform. Many Oracle Big Data platform components have been installed and configured – allowing you to begin using the system right away.

Oracle has provided a single VM that contains everything you need to get familiar with its Big Data platform – with it being updated to Oracle 12c components, it’s exactly what I have been waiting for, including videos and tutorials on integration with Hadoop and NoSQL. If you have a dual-core, 8GB RAM laptop with 50GB free disk space, all you then need is Oracle VM VirtualBox to run the VM and 7-zip to extract the contents of the first BigDataLite-3.0.001 file. This will create a BigDataLite-3.0.ova VirtualBox appliance file, double-click that and up will come VirtualBox. Once you start the VM, login as oracle/welcome1

Oracle has provided a Deployment Guide with these and further details.

I am fascinated to see how Oracle Corporation is responding to the challenge of the new Big Data and NoSQL vendors, that journey for me started here.