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Managing the Cloudera-Hortonworks merger by embracing the LiveData opportunity

As Cloudera and Hortonworks bring their competing systems together, customers will be faced with data migrations. Why not make managing the merger simpler, by embracing a LiveData strategy?

The merger of long-term rivals Cloudera and Hortonworks, announced last month, marks an exciting time for the two companies. But where does it leave their customers? The deal will no doubt bring additional benefits as the companies combine their capabilities and services, but if any of your company’s systems reside on either platform, uncertainty on the merger's technical outcomes leave your critical busine...

Nov 06, 2018

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Simplifying multi-cloud migration and operations with a LiveData platform

Migrating to - and operating - multi-cloud environments presents significant data challenges. Mark Bartlo and Niraj Jaiswal discuss industry perceptions and trends, a LiveData use case, and how enabling a LiveData environment can reduce risk, cut costs, and transform business capabilities.


DISCOtecher: Let’s start today’s conversation with typical assumptions about data movement to the cloud. What is one of the most common perceptions about achieving data consistency during data migrations to and between clouds?

Mark: I think people believe that existing technologies meet only a specific set...

Oct 04, 2018

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How to accelerate cloud adoption

In a new blog series focused on WANdisco Fusion and a LiveData capability, we explore LiveData use cases shared by subject matter experts. The first of this series focuses on cloud migration. While outage after outage grab international headlines, many enterprises feel blocked at executing their hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies because many IT teams don’t have the tools and resources to tackle the data accessibility and consistency challenges associated with cloud data movement. With both a WANdisco Fusion product and IT Architect perspective, we spoke with Tom Luckenbach, a WANdisco So...

Sep 28, 2018

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How LiveData Gives You the Freedom to Innovate

Newly established companies such as Uber and Airbnb exploit an advantage over their competition beyond the genesis of a good idea. They were born in the cloud, and enjoy the innate flexibility and scalability that pure cloud operations entail. These companies have never been constrained by infrastructure and technical debt, and they have been free to pull ahead, putting their data to work and leading the pack. 

Of course, CIOs, CTOs and indeed CEOs of non-cloud companies fully understand the benefits of migrating data into the cloud, but cloud migration is perceived as complex, and can put bus...

Sep 14, 2018

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Are Old Lessons on Data Dependency Still Relevant?

The cloud has been incredibly effective at simplifying how applications are built and deployed by eliminating physical constraints. The vision of the software-defined datacenter has been fully realized. By turning the challenge of acquiring and provisioning hardware into a button press, the cloud has eliminated many barriers to new application deployment.

But the benefits that come with this ease of deploying and scaling systems also come with a cost. The “hidden gotcha” described by IDC’s Research Director, Phil Goodwin, refers precisely to a challenge that may not be accounted for by many en...

Aug 01, 2018

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