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Published on Mar 5, 2013

Steve "Woj" Wojtowecz, Vice-President of Engineering & Development, IBM Tivoli Storage and Laura DuBois, Storage Program Vice-President, IDC discuss the implications of Cloud computing on Storage Management.


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Move over Big Data, there is a new hype kid in town. It's name is Software-defined Storage. To be fair, it is not just storage, there is software defined networking, software-defined data center and even a software defined storage networking. But something strange is happening here. Most of the software-defined-noise is not coming from software suppliers but instead from traditional storage, network and compute suppliers. So is this a case of pre-emptive strike or the case of a self-serving prophecy meant to really shift the conversation from what software based storage really is?


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With Hadapt, Cloudera, Greenplum and others offering SQL overlays for Hadoop, the unification of SQL and Hadoop is here and is here to stay. Regardless of what the naysayers say, the benefits of this marriage are clear - it enables businesses to feed and analyze all of their structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data on to a single platform. So what does this mean from an infrastructure perspective? Will it be business as usual?


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