Debunking the most common big data backup and recovery myths

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach.

Big data has become a priority for most organizations, which are increasingly aware of the central role data can play in their success.  But firms continue to struggle with how to best protect, manage and analyze data within today’s modern architectures. Not doing so can result in extended downtime and potential data loss costing the organization millions of dollars.

Unlike traditional data platforms (Oracle, SQL*Server, etc.), which are managed by IT professionals, big data platforms (Hadoop, Cassandra, Couchbase, HPE Vertica, etc.) are often managed by engineers or DevOps groups and there are some common misconceptions around big data backup and recovery that need to be cleared up.  

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By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace, a company that was an early player in the cloud market, is being forced to evolve or continue to be left behind.

The cloud and web-hosting company announced today that it’s being acquired by Apollo Global Management, a U.S.-based private equity firm, and will become a private company. It’s a move analysts say will enable Rackspace to make big changes without worrying about an anxious or angry response from shareholders.

Under the $4.3 billion deal, Rackspace stockholders will receive $32 per share. The purchase is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter, according to the company.

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