8 Cloud Computing Skills High In Demand Right Now

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 15 July 2013

Bangalore: IT industry has evolved in to a very competitive world and complies with “Survival Of Fittest” theory. Here, the employees always have to keep up their ante with new skills. And mostly the industry keeps tabs on the ways to reduce costs, boost productivity and tap the power of complex datasets to gain market insight, and put it in nut shell, Cloud computing offers all this and more. As a result, IT professionals who evolve can take advantage of the cloud growth.
According to Gartner’s Forecast Overview, companies spent $110.3 billion in 2012 on cloud services and the number is expected to grow through 2016. “End-user spending on public cloud services is expected to grow 18.6% in 2012 to $110.3 billion and is expected to record a compound annual growth rate of 17.7 percent from 2011 through 2016,” the report says. In wake of such hour, CIO spoke with Howard B. Medow, vice president of strategic sales and delivery with Modis to list the following 8 cloud skills that are high in demand right now.

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Pivotal ships eponymous Hadoop distro to the masses

The Register® — Biting the hand that feeds IT

July 21, 2013

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Pivotal, the spinout from VMware and EMC that’s trying to create the application platform of the future, is shipping its first product based on the Hadoop big data muncher.

The new offering is called Pivotal HD, short for Hadoop distribution of course, and the 1.0 release will go after the Hadoop incumbents with add-ons and a relatively low price for support contracts.

Technically speaking, this is not the first time that disk array maker and software player EMC has peddled a Hadoop distribution. In the wake of its acquiring the Greenplum parallel database and related data warehouse appliance business a few years back, EMC hooked up with MapR Technologies to rebrand its own rendition of Hadoop to make its Greenplum HD variant.

But with the Pivotal HD 1.0 distribution, the EMC and VMware spinoff has gone back to the open source Apache Hadoop well and drawn out the 2.0 code as the foundation of its own 1.0 release.

Specifically, Pivotal HD includes the core Hadoop 2.0.2 software, which has the old MapReduce 1.0 algorithm for spewing and chewing data on a cluster of servers as well as the new YARN 2.0 algorithm, all riding atop the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS).

 

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