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Tuesday, October 27 • 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Manila and Sahara: Crossing the Desert to the Big Data Oasis

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Manila, at its core, provides basic provisioning and management of file shares to users of an OpenStack cloud. The Sahara project provides a framework to expose Big Data services such as Spark and Hadoop. Together these two projects create a solution that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Natural synergy and popular demand led these three teams to develop a joint solution to expose Manila file shares within the Sahara construct to solve real Big Data challenges.
This talk serves as a brief introduction to what these two projects encompass as well as a detailed look at the joint integration work that was created involving:

 o      Sahara Data sources
 o      Manila File Shares
 o      Horizon Integration
 o      Sample Workflows
 Some administrative enhancements to Manila will also be covered including:

 o   Manila snapshots
 o   NFS Connector for Hadoop
 o   HDFS driver for Manila
Finally, a demo will be presented showing a Sahara data processing job running with binaries, data sets, and results hosted in Manila file shares mounted on a Sahara cluster.

Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of Manila and Sahara integrations and tangible use cases where it can be leveraged as a key component of a Big Data application deployment.

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Jeff Applewhite

Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Jeff Applewhite is a Technical Marketing Engineer with NetApp’s Cloud Solutions Group. Jeff has an extensive background in operations, storage, high availability, and hosting large, distributed applications requiring the strictest Service Level Agreements.  Jeff focuses on helping customers through architectures and solutions that utilize the unique capabilities of NetApp storage to solve real world problems. Prior to joining NetApp... Read More →
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Ethan Gafford

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat, Inc., Red Hat
I'm a lifelong programming hobbyist and open source enthusiast who found my way back to software after starting my career as a Registered Nurse (I originally hoped to segue back into medical software, but fell in love with pure tech.) My background is overwhelmingly centered around data as a category, whether it's ingestion, aggregation, or processing; relational or unstructured. I work for Red Hat on the Sahara project, where I focus upstream on... Read More →

Tuesday October 27, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm