Right-Sizing Your Big Data Infrastructure

Right-Sizing Your Big Data Infrastructure


Tom Lyon at Strata Hadoop speaking at Solutions ShowcaseLast month at the Strata-Hadoop conference I was privileged to give a presentation in the Solutions Showcase Theater. I spoke about right-sizing your big data infrastructure – how DriveScale can help you achieve the right compute-to-storage ratios and can consolidate various clusters into a single efficient pool of resources. The video of that talk is down below. If you would like to download the pdf of the talk you can find that here.  A huge round of thanks to the folks at O’Reilly and to Cloudera, the other sponsor of the show,  for giving us the opportunity and doing a great job on the production. I also sat in on some other presentations, which was quite interesting.  I can highly recommend the listening, or speaking, experience at the Solutions Showcase Theater.



About the Author:

Tom Lyon is a computing systems architect, a serial entrepreneur and a kernel hacker. Prior to founding DriveScale, Tom was founder and Chief Scientist of Nuova Systems, a start-up that led a new architectural approach to systems and networking. Nuova was acquired in 2008 by Cisco, whose highly successful UCS servers and Nexus switches are based on Nuova’s technology. He was also founder and CTO of two other technology companies. Netillion, Inc. was an early promoter of memory-over-network technology. At Ipsilon Networks, Tom invented IP Switching. Ipsilon was acquired by Nokia and provided the IP routing technology for many mobile network backbones. As employee #8 at Sun Microsystems, Tom was there from the beginning, where he contributed to the UNIX kernel, created the SunLink product family, and was one of the NFS and SPARC architects. He started his Silicon Valley career at Amdahl Corp., where he was a software architect responsible for creating Amdahl’s UNIX for mainframes technology. Tom holds numerous U.S. patents in system interconnects, memory systems, and storage. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.

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