Strata describes the process Facebook recently went through to move 30 petabytes of Hadoop data from one data center to another.
If you’re interested in using Hadoop as a tool within your enterprise, it can be quite an endeavor – figuring out what software components you need, what configuration you need, and what hardware it should run on. Lots of people are running different configurations and while the community does share a lot of information, there aren’t many good recaps of hardware being used. Monash Research has a good writeup that also compares how Hadoop hardware has changed over the past couple years.
Here’s a presentation from the QCon conference about the architecture used by Quantcast to process 100s of TB of data daily using Hadoop.
Pig is an open source platform for analyzing large data sets that works in conjunction with Hadoop clusters and Map-Reduce jobs. They recently announced their 0.20 release featuring a 5X performance gain over the previous version. Check out the details.
The ApacheCon 2009 event is taking place this week in Amsterdam. If you can’t make it to the conference in person, check out the streaming available. Lots of good stuff about managing data in the cloud, hadoop, and more.
SugarCRM, a provider of open source Latest News about open source CRM Free Trial – Way Beyond CRM – Learn how Landslide can help you., has added multichannel marketing Email Marketing Software – Free Demo and business analytics functionality to its Sugar Open Source, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise product lines.
This development is welcome news to those companies that are investigating open source as a viable alternative to packaged and on-demand CRM systems — a group that, while still minuscule, is becoming increasingly vocal about the benefits of do-it-yourself CRM.
“For a business model that owns, at best, less than one percent of the CRM market, they are getting a lot of buzz,” Yankee Group CRM analyst Sheryl Kingstone told CRM Buyer.
SugarCRM’s multichannel marketing features include the campaign wizard to set up and execute a campaign; campaign manager, which tracks the opportunities generated and closed by the campaign across customer channels; and automated lead capture, which can integrate Web leads into SugarCRM, associating them with a specific campaign.
Other features provide for better management of e-mail marketing, online advertising, newsletters, search engine marketing, list rentals, telesales programs, webcasts and traditional advertising.
New Business Analytics
The platform’s new business analytics includes features that generate ad-hoc, multi-module reporting to analyze marketing, sales and customer support. These reports can be manipulated into multiple formats such as pie charts or line graphs.
The multichannel marketing functionality is included in Sugar Open Source, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise; business analytic capabilities are included in Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise only.
Three years or so out of the gate, open source CRM may not have grabbed as much market share as initial speculation had suggested; however, its use is suitable for a wide range of companies.
Users could range from small companies that do not want to invest significant money in commercial systems to large enterprises that want highly-tailored systems and firms that want to support open source, Kingstone said.
Additionally, companies in micro verticals — which the vendors have yet to penetrate — would also be interested in developing their own open source CRM system Back up your business with HP’s ProLiant ML150 Server – just $1,299..
However, when faced with a buying decision, firms are more likely to continue to opt for the more conventional choices.
“I see Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) Latest News about Salesforce.com going up against Siebel or SAP (NYSE: SAP) Latest News about SAP AG. I never see open source as an option in these deals,” Kingstone stated, adding that if she ever were to consider open source as a possibility, SugarCRM would likely be the tech provider.
Built on the LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) platform, SugarCRM was one of the first vendors to come to market with an open source CRM platform and has since gained significant traction.