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The 2013 Hadoop Summit

Monday, July 29th, 2013 by

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I recently attended the Hadoop Summit in San Jose. This is one of two major conferences organized around Hadoop, the other being Hadoop World. Nearly all the companies with Hadoop distributions were present along with several big users of Hadoop like Netflix, Twitter, and Linkedin.

Crossing The Chasm

If you’re not deeply involved with Hadoop, attending one of these conferences a year apart can be shocking. The advancements made in just the span of a year are amazing. The conference seemed notably larger this year, and I noticed more non-tech companies in the audience. I think it’s safe to say that Hadoop has crossed the chasm, at least for enterprise IT users.

Other than the type of attendees at the event, the other signal to me was the emergence of Hadoop 2.0. This second version of Hadoop focused on features that are important for users who want to run production-grade software for mission-critical systems. High-availability finally arrived for the name node (for the Open Source project, not the version Cloudera released for its distribution), a new version of Hive with more SQL-friendly features, and YARN which allows users to run just about anything on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). These types of stability and availability features tend to show up when there is a critical mass of users who want to use software for production.

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Quite A YARN

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Revving Up Your Engines in the Cloud – Performance Counts! GoGrid Judging at Under the Radar 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 by

When you purchase a car, you obviously think a lot about its performance before you buy. How much horsepower does it have? Is the car safe? How does it handle? Is the gas mileage going to break the bank or will you be saving the environment? Is the vehicle flexible enough to meet all your needs or just suitable for one activity like off-roading?

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When you think about cloud computing, specifically cloud infrastructure, performance matters as well. And there are many factors to consider when shopping for a cloud provider or partner. How’s their VM performance? Does their network provide multiple high-bandwidth pipes to support your network-hungry application or service? Are there any I/O bottlenecks? If your website comes under heavy load, can you burst to support it and then scale back when demand subsides?

These are important considerations. Would you want a car that has no acceleration when getting on a highway? Probably not. That’s the same reason you wouldn’t want a cloud that is over-subscribed or doesn’t have the architecture to support your business needs.

Speaking of “performance,” this is our third year sponsoring the Under the Radar (UTR) conference and marks the second year that our CMO, Jeffrey Samuels, being a judge there. This year, Jeff will be on the panel for the Performance Monitoring session. Here are the companies presenting in this session:

  • Fabric Engine – lets developers write high-performance application using dynamic languages
  • Iron.io – provides elastic products for cloud messaging and background processing
  • Sumo Logic – gives real-time Big Data and IT insights of log intelligence and analytics
  • Tracelytics – provides insights into the performance of web applications

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“Under the Radar” Event – April 16, 2010 – GoGrid a Sponsor

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 by

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area or Silicon Valley, there is a Cloud Computing event that you definitely shouldn’t miss: Under the Radar. At this event, sponsored by GoGrid, you will hear from 350 technology leaders about who is adopting and using the cloud, who is innovating and how they are doing so and why you should seriously be considering a Cloud Computing strategy for your IT infrastructure.

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Before I get into the details, you can receive a $200 discount off the regular ticket price by following this Registration link.

A bit about Under the Radar:

Under the Radar is a catalyst for doing deals. Meet with 350 other tech leaders to hear about who’s adopting the cloud, who’s innovating and why it matters to you. From the new data center to SaaS, the ROI for leveraging the cloud has never been more clear or compelling.

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9 out of 10 Startups Fail! Learn Why They Do & How to Avoid those Failures at FailCon’09

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 by

GoGrid is pleased to be a sponsor of this year’s FailCon 2009 which is a 1 day conference where you can find out how NOT to be one of those nine companies that fail when starting up. FailCon is a forum where you can ask those questions you were always afraid to ask, and the people giving the answers are successful founders, investors, designers and developers. GoGrid is offering a 25% discount on tickets to FailCon so read on!

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It’s not easy being an entrepreneur and it is practically impossible to be a SUCCESSFUL one. In fact, having some battle scars from a failure or two will make your next endeavor more successful (hopefully). Have you had a #FAIL tag assigned to your brand? You probably can be a speaker or an expert at FailCon. But the goal of the conference is to help you move beyond the failure and on to the next success!

Some of the questions that will be discussed at FailCon are (from the FailCon site):

  • What variables do VCs watch for to preemptively prevent a company going under?
  • How do you financially prepare for the possibility of failure: legally, fiscally, and in your team?
  • What have some of the leading executives today learned from their past experiences?
  • What are you watching out for with the current social web and rising companies?
  • How do you layoff or fire an employee or partner?
  • How do you save a failing company?
  • How do you recover from a failed product or marketing campaign?
  • Early team communication and where it can break down.
  • What ruins viral campaigns.
  • How investors handle failing companies.
  • How to handle a client if your service fails to deliver.
  • Classic UI and design mistakes.
  • Common online marketing mistakes.

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“CloudCamp in the Cloud” is on October 22nd!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 by

Where will the sky end? Not with the Clouds, that is for sure. CloudCamp, the virtual “unconference” that has been held physically in various locations around the globe is trying something different…doing it in the Cloud! Just like previous CloudCamp formats, this “cloud-based” CloudCamp will be a free and open place for the introduction and advancement of Cloud Computing. Details can be found here.

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CloudCamp in the Cloud will be on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 12:00 to 3pm Eastern Standard Time. Details below:

  • REGISTER – Attending CloudCamp in the Cloud is free, fun and informative. Register now at http://bit.ly/UKbc1.
  • PRESENT – CloudCamp in the Cloud encourages community presentations. If you have a cloud-related topic to discuss, visit the topics page to submit a proposal.
  • SPONSOR – CloudCamp depends on corporate sponsors who provide financial assistance and other valuable donations. Current CloudCamp in the Cloud sponsors include Citrix, Enomaly and Appistry. If you would like to sponsor CloudCamp in the Cloud, please contact Reuven Cohen.
  • ORGANIZE – CloudCamp is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization. If you’d like to help facilitate CloudCamp in the Cloud, letting us know about your interest by emailing cloudcamp@googlegroups.com.
  • SPREAD THE WORD – Help share the news about CloudCamp in the Cloud, by retweeting this announcement (hashtag: #cloudcamp), blogging about the event, and linking to the main information page.

Also, be sure to follow CloudCamp on Twitter.

The current agenda (always in a state of flux) is as follows:

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