By Bithika Khargharia, Senior Engineer, Vertical Solutions and Architecture at Extreme Networks, special to Network World
Over the past few years organizations have awakened to the fact that there is knowledge hidden in Big Data, and vendors are feverishly working to develop technologies such as Hadoop Map/Reduce, Dryad, Spark and HBase to efficiently turn this data into information capital. That push will benefit from the emergence of another technology – Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Much of what constitutes Big Data is actually unstructured data. While structured data fits neatly into traditional database schemas, unstructured data is much harder to wrangle. Take, for example, video storage. While the video file type, file size, and the source IP address are all structured data, the video content itself, which doesn’t fit in fixed length fields, is all unstructured. Much of the value obtained from Big Data analytics now comes Read more here