Performance is the Difference Between Business Critical and Business Useless – Introducing Pepperdata Application Profiler

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Big Data systems by their very nature are complex entities. This is because everything about them is super-sized: the data volume, the number of machines, and the velocity of the data. As a result, building production Big Data systems is difficult. It requires developing new intuition about both development and operations.  And, it requires the realization that performance is paramount.  

Over the past several years, Pepperdata has been helping our customers integrate a deep understanding of ...

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Introducing the Pepperdata Technology Advisory Board

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Today we announced our all-star Technology Advisory Board, an exclusive network of forward-thinking experts coming together to help shape the future direction of Pepperdata. The Board is made up of four industry and academic luminaries whom I greatly respect and admire. Our new board members not only understand Big Data, but also know how to build systems at scale.

Bringing backgrounds in designing, building and managing systems at scale for enterprises such as BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Stripe, Twitter and VMware, as ...

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We just made Amazon EMR up to 4x faster (for the same amount of money)

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The popularity of Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) has soared over the last couple of years thanks to its ability to simplify big data processing. EMR provides a managed Hadoop framework that makes it easy, fast, and cost-effective for customers to distribute and process vast amounts of data – but all good things can be improved upon.

Today we are announcing a new offering that enables customers using Amazon EMR to run jobs up to four times faster ...

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Get Control of Your Cluster

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We’ve heard it time and time again: one of the biggest challenges for Hadoop operators is too much time spent troubleshooting. Whether it takes way too long to put out figurative fires on your Hadoop cluster, or you spend forever trying to determine the root cause of performance issues, or you can’t for the life of you work out why jobs are running slowly – troubleshooting is a constant drain on time and ...

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Join Comcast, Forrester, and others to learn how Big Data is transforming the face of Financial Services

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Delivering superior customer service requires a colossal magnitude of data coupled with a vast array of internal and external data sources in order to support key initiatives like compliance reporting, security fraud detection, and “next action” scenarios for customer service. The most innovative leaders in financial services are seeking ways to leverage big data to identify new revenue streams and maintain crucial procedures, while also keeping the operational costs of distributed computing low. Pepperdata has worked with several Fortune ...

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Doctor’s Orders: Get a Hadoop Health Check and Stop Dealing with Cluster Flux Today!

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As the experts in distributed computing performance, Pepperdata is keenly aware of the challenges all organizations face when running Hadoop in production. Getting your cluster to run optimally is no easy feat, which is why it’s imperative to understand the underlying cause of performance issues so that they can be corrected, or better yet, averted altogether.

Feeling fluxed?

If you’re wondering whether or not your organization is experiencing a bad case of what we like to call ...

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Addressing the fundamental performance limitations of distributed systems

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I joined Pepperdata to help scale the company in both the technology and business dimensions. Pepperdata’s early success in enterprises deploying Hadoop is proof that the market for systems that deliver predictable application performance for distributed computing is beginning to take off.

As we all know, organizations now have access to more data than ever before from an increasing number of sources, and big data has fundamentally changed the way all that information is managed. The promise of big data is ...

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What ails Spark in production ?

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Pepperdata recently commissioned a survey and invited participants across the industry to answer the question: What challenges do you face running a Spark cluster? The survey was only intended for individuals who are actually using Spark in production, and we had 279 respondents to the survey. The results are summarized below and are quite telling about the top challenges faced by Spark users.

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46% of respondents chose “Spark jobs killed because they ran out ...

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Hadoop Summit 2016

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Last week, Pepperdata was a sponsor at Hadoop Summit, an event that we have attended the past 4 years. This year was by far and away our best experience yet, and it wasn’t because of the food (sorry, San Jose Expo Center). Nope, the reason that we keep coming back is because it confirms in our minds the fact Hadoop is growing every year, not just in the number of people who are interested and/or talking about it, but ...

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The Doctor is In! Get your FREE Hadoop Health Check Today!

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Although it holds great promise for providing a competitive advantage, Hadoop can quickly become a letdown when performance limitations manage to work their way into large, complex data operations. Whether it’s problem users or jobs, underutilized cluster capacity, or mystery bottlenecks, organizations trying to scale and grow their big data stack face serious roadblocks that can hinder Hadoop and ultimately business success. The longer these issues are left unidentified or undiagnosed, the more business value from Hadoop erodes. ...

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