In the latest NetApp IT case study, big data infrastructure architect Praveen Beedanagari of the NetApp Hadoop Infrastructure team explains how NetApp leverages a three-tiered approach to provide a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective archival solution that can deliver results now and in the future.


In 2012, NetApp began developing an analysis solution using Apache Hadoop on hybrid flash storage, and the NetApp Hadoop Infrastructure team has seen other companies take a similar approach since then. However, NetApp ActiveIQ, which uses big data and cloud to deploy machine learning algorithms trained to provide information about a customer’s install base of NetApp products, helped them to discover that the rising rate of data growth would make the one-tier solution too expensive.


NetApp expanded its one-tier system by adding an archive tier for “cold” data and a more responsive tier for “hot data,” utilizing StorageGRID Object Storage, NetApp AFF Storage, and NetApp E-Series Hybrid Flash Storage to realize a 300% improvement in operational efficiency, a 66% reduction in storage space for the most active data and a 40% reduction in licensing fees for NetApp IoT data.


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Praveen Beedanagari

Praveen Beedanagari is an SAP HANA and big data infrastructure architect at NetApp. Praveen focuses on deploying efficient Hadoop/Spark clusters by reducing data duplication across multiple clusters.

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