I am pleased to announce that I have been invited, and accepted, to attend Data Field Day #1, May 13th-15th in San Francisco. Data Field Day is the first event in the Tech Field Day focused on data storage and technologies.
Tech Field Days bring together different vendors and thought leaders together to exchange information and opinions. The vendors present on their products and/or services, and the delegates, like myself, get an opportunity to engage with the vendors via discussion and/or hands-on experience. As of right now, there are three confirmed vendor, Cloudera, Hedvig, and SanDisk.
Cloudera is a software company with their own distribution of Apache’s Hadoop. They have their own distribution that comes complete with their own tools like Impala, Cloudera Search, along with their own management tools, and support. I, personally, am very excited to see what they have to present, and talk with them more about their roadmap.
Hedvig is a distributed storage platform software. Their software is designed to run on commodity hardware, similar to Hadoop. There product allows you to have a storage solution that can evolve with your organization’s needs. They allow you to pick how you would like to scale out, whether scaling out compute and storage independently, or you would like to scale them together. I’ll be doing more research on them as we get closer to Data Field Day so that I can better understand their product before seeing their presentation.
The last, but not least, vendor that has been announced, is SanDisk. SanDisk, as many know, is a storage vendor. I would image though, they won’t be talking about SD and microSD cards during their session, but more likely, their commercial grade SSD’s and their flash storage solutions for increased storage speeds. Like Hedvig, I will be researching their commercial products in the coming weeks.
Look for posts that detail my research in the coming weeks, about SanDisk and Hedvig. Also, if you have any questions, for the vendors, please comment on this article and I will take them with me.