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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Virtualizing big data: Effective approaches derived from real-world deployments

Martin Yip (VMware)
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Location: 1 E 14
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The trend of deploying Hadoop on virtual infrastructure is rapidly increasing. Martin Yip explores the benefits of virtualizing Hadoop through the lens of three real-world examples and walks you through the basics of virtualizing Hadoop, the first step in providing Hadoop on the public or private cloud.

All dynamic environments that require rapid, on-demand provisioning of Hadoop clusters need virtualization as the core infrastructure. Martin delves deeply into three different real-world deployments (on small, medium, and large scales) to demonstrate how enterprises are deploying Hadoop differently on virtual machines. Along the way, Martin covers virtual machine placement onto physical host servers, performance, obstacles, and best practices for building your Hadoop cluster on a virtual platform. You’ll leave with the confidence to deploy your Hadoop clusters using virtualization.

This session is sponsored by VMware.

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Martin Yip


Martin Yip is a product line marketing manager for VMware’s Cloud Platform business unit, where he oversees product marketing for a portfolio of products including vSphere, vSphere with Operations Management, and Big Data. Martin has been in the high technology industry for over 10 years in various capacities, from engineering and consulting to marketing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.