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The well-known three Vs of Big Data - Volume, Variety, and Velocity – are increasingly placing pressure on organizations that need to manage this data as well as extract value from this data deluge for Predictive Analytics and Decision-Making. Big Data technologies, services, and tools such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive and NoSQL/NewSQL databases and Data Integration techniques, In-Memory approaches, and Cloud technologies have emerged to help meet the challenges posed by the flood of Web, Social Media, Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) data flowing into organizations.



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Federal agencies have a mandate to provide a highly available and secure I/T infrastructure to provide services in an increasingly mobile environment. Challenges that agencies face today include architectural complexity, network latency, reduced availability, and steep software costs that outweigh the advantages of a scale out architecture.

Posted December 16, 2015

In 2015, big data, mobility, IoT, expanding requirements for security and real-time analytics and the introduction of the Cognitive Era continued to place greater pressure on IT organizations. Linux and open source technologies are at the center of many of the most innovative software and hardware solutions that are addressing emerging enterprise requirements. Here's a look back at some of the most significant announcements in Linux and open source technology of 2015.

Posted December 16, 2015

A new data sheet summarizes the value of deploying the PeopleSoft Enterprise applications on the IBM Mainframe running Oracle Database. An architectural diagram is included.

Posted December 16, 2015

IBM Spectrum Scale, based on IBM GPFS technology, is a high performance shared-disk file management solution that provides fast, reliable access to data from multiple nodes in a cluster environment.

Posted December 16, 2015

IBM has announced the XL C/C++ Linux on z Systems V1.2. The update delivers significant execution performance improvement over GCC with advanced optimization technology, enabling users to exploit z/Architectures (z10, z196, zEC12, z13) and increase overall platform competitiveness.

Posted December 16, 2015

LSU has collaborated with IBM to deploy a powerful supercomputer named Delta to advance big data research in Louisiana. The name references both the Mississippi delta region and the use of the term in the sciences to mean "change."

Posted December 16, 2015

The history between SUSE and the IBM mainframe goes back more than 15 years, observed Michael Miller, SUSE's Vice President of Global Alliances, Marketing and Product Management, and Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM z Systems, during a keynote conversation at SUSECon 2015.

Posted December 16, 2015

The Linux Foundation has posted the dates and locations for all upcoming Linux Foundation and Managed Events in 2016.

Posted December 16, 2015

IBM LinuxONE is a portfolio of hardware, software and services solutions for an enterprise grade Linux environment. IBM LinuxONE brings together the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the industry's most advanced, trusted and performance enterprise system.

Posted December 16, 2015

The IBM LinuxONE channel is expanding to meet global demands and address the increasing growth and requirements of Linux in the market. IBM Business Partners that are looking to add LinuxONE to their sales portfolio can get started today.

Posted December 16, 2015

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. needed to transform its online and mobile banking systems while decreasing IT costs. With the help of IBM, Mizuho updated online and mobile applications, keeping user satisfaction high and expanding its online presence by gaining scalability and sustainability while reducing overall costs.

Posted December 16, 2015

Seismic data processor Earth Signal has deployed IBM Power Systems S822L servers with IBM POWER8 CPUs running Linux to maximize core- and thread-count within the physical limits of its data center, enabling extremely fast delivery of seismic results to industry clients and 20 times greater server density.

Posted December 16, 2015

A new video explains how outstanding customer experiences demand waitless virtualization, cloud and analytics. Backed by Linux on POWER8, ZTEsoft clients can process 35,000 transactions per second with ease in virtualized cloud environments.

Posted December 16, 2015

KVM for IBM z Systems provides open source virtualization for the IBM mainframe. Using a combination of KVM virtualization and IBM z Systems provides the performance and flexibility to address the requirements of multiple, differing Linux workloads.

Posted December 16, 2015

Open source software brings a broad set of new capabilities to LinuxONE and z Systems in the form of more solutions that are optimized for use on an enterprise-grade platform that leverages inherent strengths—speed combined with ultra-security application uptime, limitless capacity for growth, in addition to an inventive and collaborative ecosystem of developers and practitioners - all of which gives enterprises an important edge in improving their business agility.

Posted December 16, 2015

Using Linux containers and Docker radically changes the way applications are built, shipped, deployed and instantiated. A new IBM white paper explains how using Docker, IBM UrbanCode Deploy or Linux on IBM z Systems can help you quickly develop cloud-centric applications or micro services.

Posted December 16, 2015

Linux on IBM z Systems provides high levels of performance, scalability and security. A rich open source ecosystem is growing on the platform—from Node.js to MongoDB to Docker—which combines with IBM z's speed and other unique features to deliver business agility—the ability of an organization to get to market quickly and effectively in order to solve the business problems it faces.

Posted December 16, 2015

IBM LinuxONE provides a portfolio of hardware, software, and services that combine the flexibility and agility of the open revolution with the industry's most advanced trusted, efficient and performant enterprise system for business critical applications. An increased emphasis on mobile, big data, and cloud is not only in sync with new industry trends it also responds to client demands for greater reliability, security, performance, and cost savings.

Posted December 16, 2015

With the confluence of disruptive new forces, including big data, cloud, high performance computing, and new engagement technologies, organizations must innovate in terms of how they build their infrastructure, Doug Balog, General Manager, IBM Power Systems, emphasized in his keynote at Red Hat Summit 2015.

Posted December 16, 2015

Delivering the opening keynotes at LinuxCon North America for IBM, a Diamond Sponsor of the event, Dr. Angel Diaz, Vice President, Cloud Architecture and Technology, IBM, and Ross Mauri, General Manager of z Systems, IBM, reflected on the change taking place in the IT world.

Posted December 16, 2015

Appeon is planning to do a series of Webcasts to present the visions and roadmaps that are planned for PowerBuilder.

Posted December 16, 2015

Register to access the exclusive SAP HANA International Focus Group (iFG) Community! This customer, partner, and SAP HANA expert group provides community support for your SAP HANA implementations and adoption initiatives.

Posted December 16, 2015

Bradmark Technologies, a leading SAP database solutions provider, announces its new release of Surveillance DB.

Posted December 16, 2015

Denodo, a provider of data virtualization software, is now certified to integrate with the SAP NetWeaver technology platform, allowing organizations to unite data from SAP BW with data from other sources such as enterprise applications, Apache Hadoop, NoSQL databases, Salesforce.com applications and more

Posted December 16, 2015

Looking ahead to 2016 David Jonker, senior director of big data at SAP, offered six key business and technology trends that will take the market by storm, including a continued interest in in-memory processing, enablement of real-time data and analytics, and an increased focus on advanced analytics and machine learning.

Posted December 16, 2015

SAP is introducing an upgraded version of the SAP Digital for Customer Engagement solution to enable organizations to better manage connections, reach more customers, and get better business insights powered by the SAP HANA platform.

Posted December 16, 2015

Datacore, a provider of software-defined storage and hyperconverged virtual storage area network (SAN) solutions, is now certified by SAP to provide storage virtualization for SAP-certified enterprise storage solutions that can be used by the SAP HANA platform.

Posted December 16, 2015

SAP is making key updates to its SAP HANA platform, providing new high availability and disaster recovery features along with hardened security and unified administration for cloud and on premise deployments.

Posted December 16, 2015

SAP SE released a new global research study that emphasizes the importance for companies to design its businesses to run simple from the beginning. The study suggests small and midsize businesses need secure solutions that help it to start simple and stay simple with minimal risk or disruption to services.

Posted December 16, 2015

MemSQL, provider of real-time databases for transactions and analytics, today announced the latest version of MemSQL Ops which accelerates the use of Spark with Spark SQL pushdowns, allows for in-browser Python programming in MemSQL Streamliner, and provides automatic memory provisioning with the introduction of support for NUMA.

Posted December 16, 2015

It is often said that the only constant is change. For data executives and professionals, the coming year will only bring a lot more of it. Developments as diverse as cloud, big data, real time, NoSQL, analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to reshape enterprise data operations and opportunities as we know them. Here are 16 trends that will shape the enterprise data landscape in 2016.

Posted December 16, 2015

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