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VEXXHOST Essentials: The Big Data Omnibus

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Our Big Data omnibus aims to bring you all of the valuable, informational content we've published on the topic together. Read on.

Big Data has emerged in time and made itself an essential need of the fast-growing digital market. With the rise in organizational data and processing, adjusting processed information becomes mandatory, and nothing works best than a Big Data solution.

Over the years, we have published a lot of content on big data and related topics. This omnibus aims to bring you all of those valuable, informational content together so that you can access it all from a one-stop solution. Each section is linked to a detailed blog where you can find more information about the said topic. Here's what you need to know about big data. Let's start from the basics.

What is Big Data?

We, as organizations, are producing a lot of information each day. We are accumulating it, storing it, processing it, developing it, and sending it out into the world. Big Data refers to the storing, processing, and analysis of this giant heap of information that we create each day. The most straightforward definition of Big Data is that it's a large volume of data- think terabyte or petabyte or even more than that. Data can be either structured or unstructured. This data can be so extensive that it cannot be processed through traditional database and software techniques.

Big Data as a Service

With the need to optimize and store data, many digital firms have come forth with more robust Big Data solutions to solve the hassles surrounding data storage, processing, and delivery. Big Data as a service is a means of employing volume at a high capacity to process it rapidly and efficiently and derive meaningful results. It is a combination of various other analytical services, which are massively upgraded and optimized in BDaaS. Almost any kind of service that involves the use of Big data in the cloud stratosphere is concerned as a part of the BDaaS.

According to some, it is the supplement of analytical tools, preprocessing of real-time data/information, and consultation or advisory related to adjusting the specifically large amount of information.

Big Data in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing and big data are ideal as they provide a solution that is both scalable and accommodating for big data and business analytics. Imagine a world where all the information resources are easily accessible, and every aspect of life can benefit from this information. Although these two are not the same, as Big Data represents content whereas cloud computing is infrastructure, the combination of both technologies can yield excellent results. Here are some of the advantages of this combination:

  • Agility
  • Elasticity
  • Data processing
  • Cost reduction
  • Simplified processes

Helping Industries

Across the world, organizations are turning to big data to deal with massive data problems. From customer analytics to storing sensitive real-time data, big data has proven to be evolutionary for many industries. Big data is bringing about waves of change in almost every sector. Here we are going to look at some top industries that avail extensive data services.

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Banking and Finance

The Impact of Smart Analytics

Smart analytics is the process of data collection and analysis on a vast scale, enabling businesses to make timely and informed decisions about their products and services. With smart analytics, users can benefit from the information they wouldn't have analyzed using old-school analytic methods. The essential function of the tool is to provide us with the right visualizations for the processed data at the right time.

Adopting smart analytics solutions powered by Big Data will ensure that enterprises are accurate, efficient, and current in their decision-making processes and finding new opportunities. To better implement these tools, companies need stable environments to handle the data being stored and processed. Since most enterprises have realized that IT infrastructure is expensive, time and resource-intensive, they adopt cloud solutions such as OpenStack.

Benefits of Big Data on OpenStack

When traditional data storage methods on particular hardware start failing, your need for bigger servers, more memory, and larger disk space increase. So what's the best possible solution you got there to adjust your Big Data? An option would be to move it to an external server location with a vast amount of manageable storage and resources – on OpenStack, for instance.

Here are some of the benefits of storing Big Data on OpenStack:

  • Build Massively Scalable Cloud Environments
  • Experience Improved Security in Cloud Environments
  • Teams Can Develop Better Results, Quickly and Easily

OpenStack Sahara as a Big Data Platform

For OpenStack users, the choice platform to build Big Data applications is the high-performance and versatile Sahara. OpenStack Sahara provides users with simplified ways to provision clusters such as Hadoop and Stark. This provisioning specifies various parameters like framework version, hardware node details, cluster topology, and more. Sahara can do this process in minutes and add or remove nodes on demand to scale already provisioned clusters.

As a Big Data Platform, Sahara is designed to address the following:

  • OpenStack data processing clusters are provisioned fast for QA and development
  • Using up unused compute power from general-purpose IaaS clouds
  • Analytics as a Service for certain ad hoc or bursty workloads

Here are some of the key features of the platform:

  • It works as a stable OpenStack component
  • The UI is available on the OpenStack dashboard and is managed through a RESTful API
  • Provides support to several data processing frameworks
  • It features predefined configuration templates that can modify parameters.

Big Data Storage with VEXXHOST Cloud Solutions

As a reputed IaaS provider, we ensure that our clients get the best of cloud services for their Big Data needs. At VEXXHOST, we provide cloud solutions for a multitude of clients worldwide. We provide OpenStack-based clouds, including public clouds and dedicated and highly secure private cloud environments, ensuring utmost security and agility.

Take advantage of our limited-time deal just to set up a one-time, OpenStack-based private cloud deployment - at 50% off! The cloud will be running on the latest OpenStack release, Wallaby, which allows you to run Kubernetes and VMs in the same environment, and can be deployed in your own data centers with your hardware. Furthermore, all these will be deployed and tested in under a month!

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