Almost everyone who has some product or strategy to optimize on “the cloud.” And now momentum is gathering around the next big technology trend to drive buzzwords: Big data. VMware is no exception, as I found out during an on camera interview with Steve Herrod, CTO at VMware, when he explained what VMware is doing to help databases and data analytics run on virtualized machines.
Herrod didn’t have any products to launch but he said the company is working on ways to run a Hadoop cluster on a virtualized machines, even machines that might be running other workloads. The idea of an elastic Hadoop cluster that can be used on-demand or perhaps in the evening for big analytics jobs, is compelling, and Herrod expects to share more information on this next year, maybe even at our Structure Data conference in March 2012. Check out the video below and see for yourself.