Tuesday, April 18, 2017

private cloud: Walmart OpenStack 100K cores

Gigaom | For retailers the buy-or-build cloud decision looms large

@Walmartlabs deploying 100K cores of OpenStack 
"@WalmartLabs is now running in excess of 100,000 cores of OpenStack on its compute layer.
It’s also the technology that ran parent company Walmart’s prodigious Cyber Monday and holiday season sales operations.
Nothing says big like Walmart. It has around $480 billion in annual revenue, more than 2 million employees, and more than 11,000 retail locations worldwide (including Sam’s Club and Walmart International venues). Walmart.com claims more than 140 million weekly visitors. So scale was clearly an issue from the get-go.

What @WalmartLabs loved about OpenStack was that it could be molded and modified to fit its specifications, without vendor lock-in."

cloud event: AWS Summits 2017

2017-04-18 -:- 2017-04-19

AWS Summits 2017 | San Francisco

"Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at the AWS Summit. This free event is designed to educate you about the AWS platform. Develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications."

Microsoft Data Amp, SQL Server 2017, AI in DB

online event: 2017-04-19

Microsoft Data Amp | Microsoft
"Put data, analytics and artificial intelligence into the heart of your solutions. Get the latest on big data and machine learning innovations."

SQL Server 2017 on Windows and Linux | Microsoft

Now including Graph database support, R, Python, AI tools in DB!
Also using GPU for 30x speed improvement in some cases.
CTP2 version with production support level is available now.