In this DemoFriday™, Plexxi demonstrates how to build a Big Data fabric that is scalable, manageable, and integrated with surrounding systems like OpenStack and Cloudera, which produces data hubs built on Apache Hadoop.
Video: Plexxi Big Data Fabric Demo with OpenStack & Cloudera Integration Summary
While the rise of Big Data offers incredible opportunities, the ideal network to support Big Data applications is not the one that has been around for decades. New requirements for Big Data require the next generation of data fabrics. The Plexxi Big Data Fabric Demo shows us how to solve these problems.
In this Plexxi Big Data Fabric Demo Ed Henry of Plexxi product management and Nils Swart of Plexxi business development talk about how to create those fabrics as they demonstrate:
- Big Data fabric setup, including application and tenant performance requirements
- Automated VLAN provisioning using OpenStack
- Dynamic rack awareness
- Node visualization
- Cloudera integration
- Live fabric utilization heat map to identify congestion
Not all applications are the same, and not all resources can be neatly tucked into a few adjacent racks. The network needs to account for differences in requirements and data locality, especially as the scale-out nature of next-generation apps extends to clustered compute and storage systems.
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