Navigating a Data Lake

Bill Richter

Bill Richter

President, Isilon Systems Division

Here in Seattle, we have a stunning lake on the edge of our downtown called Lake Union. The lake is home to many houseboats, including the one filmed in “Sleepless in Seattle,” as well as a haven for sailboats, kayakers and sea planes – in short, a true beehive of activity!

Lake_UnionEven though the lake can be crowded, Seattle does a great job of managing activity on the lake. Restrictions on the number of house boats, designated landing areas for sea planes, and police patrol boats all work together to help ensure that everything moves in an orderly fashion. I can’t help but think about the parallels between what happens on Lake Union on a daily basis and what is transpiring in the emerging world of what is referred to as a “data lake.” Continue reading

Let’s Talk Software-Defined Storage, DPaaS, & the Data Protection Continuum

Stephen Manley

Stephen Manley

Chief Technology Officer, Data Protection & Availability Division

Second Machine Age. Internet of Things. Social Network of Machines. Third Platform. Software-Defined Data Center. Buzzwords? Absolutely. But the noise isn’t just hype – it’s the sound of the construction of a new technical world.

In this blog series, we discussed how The Second Machine Age will transform consumers’ relationship with technology with the new Social Network of Machines. Now, we are looking at how IT’s value will evolve to become even more focused on trust, especially data protection. Continue reading

Big Events & Big Data Redefine Rio de Janeiro

Bernard Baker

Bernard Baker

Vice President, Global Executive Briefing Program

The digital economy has been a key agent of change in Latin America.  This is especially true in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  As Rio prepares for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games, it is embracing technology and real time data management to ensure success.

The forces of Mobile, Social and Big Data are redefining a whole city and the major events that will take place there.  EMC is taking a leading role to help enable this transformation. Continue reading