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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

Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a partnership to provide Red Hat solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure.

Posted November 11, 2015

To keep pace with consumer demand for the latest mobile technology, companies want to develop secure cutting-edge applications at high speed—and without major investments in extra infrastructure. Previously, enterprises had no way to harness the cutting-edge power of Node.js technology alongside systems of record on their mainframes.

Posted November 11, 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 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 November 11, 2015

Almost all the opportunities that Key Information Systems Inc. (KeyInfo) is working on today, as well as the conversations it is having with clients, are in relation to hybrid cloud deployments.

Posted November 11, 2015

Site Ox is rolling out new IBM Power Systems POWER8 processor-based systems that will support both big-endian or little-endian operating systems on the same physical hardware, creating new opportunities for consolidation.

Posted November 11, 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 November 11, 2015

Without the ability to adapt quickly to changing fashion trends, major shoe retailer HR Group risked carrying unsold and discounted stock. HR Group migrated to SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems for SAP Business Warehouse, taking advantage of the latest IBM POWER8 technology and centralized IBM Storwize V5000 storage

Posted November 11, 2015

A new white paper from IDC highlights the importance of assessing big data and analytics requirements not as a single, homogeneous requirement but as a range of potential use cases.

Posted November 11, 2015

Credit card fraud is on the increase and identity theft is growing. In a new white paper about fraud in the modern world, Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies writes about the business impact of fraud, how to develop a fraud-protection strategy and how IBM z Systems analytics solutions and predictive models can help reduce risk exposure and loss from fraud.

Posted November 11, 2015

To help organizations take advantage of the API economy, IBM has announced API Harmony with intelligent cloud-based API matchmaking technology for developers as part of a series of technology, product and services announcements to advance the growing API economy.

Posted November 11, 2015

As the open source ecosystem grows, open standards are increasingly important, writes Shirley S. Savage in IBM Systems magazine.

Posted November 11, 2015

Spark, the open source in memory analytics framework, has come to the IBM mainframe. In a new IBM Systems magazine article, Mythili Venkatakrishnan, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and the z Systems Architecture and Technology Lead for Analytics, explains what Spark is, what IBM has done to enable it for the mainframe, what it means for mainframe analytics going forward and a glimpse into where we expect it to head.

Posted November 11, 2015

The new Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project has been announced by The Linux Foundation. RTL will bring together industry leaders and experts to advance and maximize technologies for the robotics, telecom, manufacturing, aviation and medical industries, among others. Member organizations include Altera, ARM, Google, Intel, IBM, National Instruments, OSADL, and Texas Instruments.

Posted November 11, 2015

A new report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) demonstrates the performance value of McObject's SQL-based eXtremeDB Financial Edition database management system (DBMS), running on IBM POWER8 S824L Linux server, executing a time-series data analytics workload. The STAC-M3 Benchmark suite is the industry standard for testing solutions that enable high-speed analytics on time series data such as tick-by-tick market data.

Posted November 11, 2015

Neo Technology, creator of the Neo4j graph database, has formed a partnership with IBM to offer Neo4j on IBM POWER8. This partnership offers a number of benefits to enterprises by combining real-time graph processing with the capabilities of IBM hardware to scale up.

Posted November 11, 2015

A new developerWorks blog post looks at the benefits of POWER combined with Juju Charms.

Posted November 11, 2015

IBM has opened up a new online cloud marketplace for its new line of IBM Power8-based Linux servers - the Power LC (Linux cluster) Line, which was introduced last month. The new Power Systems LC servers are the first to be based on technologies and development efforts contributed by OpenPOWER Foundation partners.

Posted November 11, 2015

In a new SUSE Conversations blog, Meike Chabowski, Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, writes about IBM and SUSE's longstanding partnership and how the companies work together to innovate technology and business solutions to address evolving business-critical enterprise needs while controlling IT infrastructure and budget.

Posted November 11, 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. The bottom line, Mauri said, is that Linux is a phenomenon that has changed the world, is growing rapidly everywhere, and it is in enterprise and in mainframe computing, Mauri said.

Posted November 11, 2015

In a Mainframe Insights blog post, Marcel Mitran, IBM DE and CTO IBM Systems Software Performance and Linux Ecosystem, discusses the performance and cost benefits of running MobileFirst Platform on IBM z systems, collocated with critical Systems of Record mainframe applications and data.

Posted November 11, 2015

In a three-part blog, Luis Carlos Silva, Continuous Integration Lead for z Systems and Product Manager for Compilers on POWER Systems at IBM, writes about unleashing the full potential of Linux, and how Docker complements and works on IBM LinuxONE and z Systems, making the lives of developers and release engineers easier.

Posted November 11, 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 November 11, 2015

Italian software developer Foedus has created OCTOBUS ERP optimized for IBM Power Systems running Linux. Foedus chose IBM Power System S812L and S822L servers running Linux and MariaDB database software as the foundation for its new version of OCTOBUS.

Posted November 11, 2015

Meeting service-level agreements (SLAs) hinges on server reliability, uptime and manageability. IBM LinuxONE and IBM z solutions provide a flexible yet powerful infrastructure that helps ensure that your business receives the performance, reliability and processing power it needs to address increasingly sophisticated and demanding application requirements.

Posted November 11, 2015

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