Monday, November 14, 2011

Hadoop - Still full of potential

Japan's K-Computer has 705K cores stayed on top of the Top 500 supercomputer list. Now that is scale! I am reacquainting myself to Hadoop to which I was introduced in 2006 and find it is still using stateful nodes maxes out around 3-4K and does not use network storage. Security is an after thought and it is not yet suitable for its killer application interactive behavioral processing or the future killer application real-time stock data processing. If I were to add cloud related requirement of multi-tenancy, virtualization, billing etc etc. you see how underdeveloped this system is and how big its potential is.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

BigData = HPC 2.0 and Network 2.0 and reduces healthcare costs

Mckinsey report on big data . http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/publications/big_data/pdfs/MGI_big_data_full_report.pdf Excerpt from this.. For instance, if US health care could use big data creatively and effectively to drive efficiency and quality, we estimate that the potential value from data in the sector could be more than $300 billion in value every year, two-thirds of which would be in the form of reducing national health care expenditures by about 8 percent May be the republican candidates should study big data ; they are far easier to remember than three agencies...

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cloud Storage

I ran into the letter to stockholders for AMZN. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9OTA4ODB8Q2hpbGRJRD0tMXxUeXBlPTM=&t=1

It does not read like a letter that a retailer sends out to its stockholder. It reads more like a conversation between two technologists. AMZN realizes that if it only gets to store/manage 2% of the 500 Billion Gigabytes of data that exists in the world, it could earn at the rate of $1.2M/Petabyte/year enough to more than double ths stock price from its current (often considered lofty) levels.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

NIST Cloud Standards

NIST released its cloud computing standards July 5th. Besides the standard definition around delivery models and characteristics "What" of the cloud, what stands out to me as the most important element of cloud computing is the definition and standardization of the roles in cloud computing. More specifically, the definition of the role "Cloud Auditor". With increasing deployment of clouds, this role becomes about as important if not more as the "Cloud Broker" role.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

25 Pts of Execution for US Gov

It seems besides the markets (through QE-2), the Feds are also in the business of propping up cloud computing and IT in general. Here is their new plan - 25 points to reform Govt IT

Here is something that might be of interest to folks "800 DCs to be closed by 2015 as part of Cloud First Policy"

I have been saying for a while now Cloud is about saving $$. It is not about selling more stuff into a account. In fact the overall DC TAM is expected to decrease after Cloud Computing has done its thing. CIOs want it to decrease by at least 30% and vendors want to make sure the remaining 70% includes their wares.