Red Hat Developer Program

DevNation 2015 - Ethan Gafford - Integrating elastic data analysis with Openstack Sahara

Big data analysis platforms are rapidly becoming a core tool in mainstream applications development. However, while the power of these technologies is undeniable, the promise of elasticity through wide cluster scaling is often elusive. This talk will demonstrate the use of Openstack Sahara's cluster provisioning and elastic data processing features to create development, research, test, and production clusters and integrate them into a larger application. We will then discuss what sorts of production workflows are currently appropriate for Sahara, as well as the timeline for upcoming features (including baremetal provisioning) which will give the operational flexibility and performance to make Sahara a universally appropriate analytics platform.