Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
NetApp is in the process of moving a petabyte-scale database of customer support information from a traditional relational data warehouse to a Hadoop-based application stack. This talk will explore the application requirements and the resulting hardware and software architecture. Particular attention will be paid to trade-offs in the storage stack, along with data on the various approaches considered, benchmarked, and the resulting final architecture. Attendees will learn a range of architectures available when contemplating a large Hadoop project and some of the process used by NetApp to choose amongst the alternatives.