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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.



Big Data Articles

A new video demonstrates how the combined power of Linux, IBM z Systems, the hybrid cloud, and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack enhance the benefits of each part to provide the most powerful and reliable enterprise solution.

Posted December 16, 2015

Juju certainly isn't the world's best kept secret on quickly-and-easily modeling and bringing services to the Cloud, but what may be a more closely kept secret is that because IBM POWER8 supports Ubuntu, the power of POWER, coupled with the magic of Charms, brings open source cloud services modeling and orchestration to the world's premier open server platform!

Posted December 16, 2015

This blog provides a terrific developer resource focused on topics on container technology and its use in Linux on the mainframe. Go here.

Posted December 16, 2015

Three months ago, IBM announced a major investment in Apache Spark, committing thousands of researchers to the future development of what has been called the most important open source project in a decade being defined by data.

Posted December 16, 2015

In a world awash in data, the way that companies engage with their customers has forever changed. Where companies used to rely on telephone customer service centers and antique suggestion boxes, they are now inundated with data of all kinds, from multiple sources and devices, requiring different responses.

Posted December 16, 2015

Earlier this year, SAP and IBM announced that SAP Business Warehouse deployments on SAP HANA could be integrated with IBM Power Systems, achieving a level of flexibility, resiliency and performance that customers tell us is unique in the industry.

Posted December 16, 2015

IBM now has three strategic virtualization platforms: IBM z/VM, IBM PR/SM, and KVM for IBM z Systems. KVM for IBM z delivers server virtualization based on open source KVM Linux technology. KVM for IBM z virtualization technology enables you to share real compute, memory, and I/O resources through server virtualization.

Posted December 16, 2015

In today's hyper-connected world, it is no longer enough to have a digital presence like a mobile channel or e-commerce site. The extra mile to strive for is interactive engagement at a cognitive level through bi-directional communication and always-on-services.

Posted December 16, 2015

Data will be the basis for competitive advantage for many organizations. IBM z Systems has stood the test of time, helping many organizations achieve a digital transformation using their IT infrastructure as the cornerstone.

Posted December 16, 2015

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

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