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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

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

Oracle provides informational resources, including educational events, webcasts, and white papers.

Posted December 16, 2015

Every month IOUG shines the spotlight on one of our members! This month we are spotlighting Ahmed Aboulnaga, Technical Director at Raastech.

Posted December 16, 2015

Have your training budget set to expire at the end of 2015? Put your remaining training dollars towards the future and invest in COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum, the premier user-driven and user-run Oracle event.

Posted December 16, 2015

Renewal means something different for everyone. And what better time to contemplate this idea than the end of the year?

Posted December 16, 2015

What's ahead for 2016 in terms of cloud, IoT, big data, analytics, and open source technologies? IT executives gaze into their crystal balls, and weigh in on the upcoming challenges and opportunities ahead in the next year - and beyond.

Posted December 16, 2015

Dataguise, provider of data-centric security solutions for detecting and protecting confidential information, is now securing relational databases such as Oracle and SQL Server, as well as Teradata data warehouses, deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure. Now Azure users can utilize big data and cloud technologies for improved business intelligence and performance.

Posted December 16, 2015

SnapLogic is receiving $37.5 million of series E financing, fueling the company's expansion into the world of big data. The world's biggest technology company and private equity firms join other top tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Triangle Peak Partners to provide Snaplogic with the finacing which will be used for accelerating SnapLogic's expansion with further investments in technology and extending field operations to give the company a broader reach in sales and marketing to continue growing internationally.

Posted December 15, 2015

Couchbase today announced general availability of Couchbase Server 4.1. The new release adds full CRUD support, in addition to covering indexes and prepared statements to improve the speed of complex queries, and expands platform support to further accelerate the adoption of Couchbase by large enterprises and the developer community. The new release makes it easier for developers to build agile enterprise applications on a NoSQL database that has the architecture to operate at any scale, according to Ravi Mayuram, senior vice president, products and engineering, Couchbase.

Posted December 15, 2015

Attunity Ltd., a provider of Big Data management software solutions, is releasing a new cloud solution, Attunity CloudBeam for Google Cloud SQL. CloudBeam accelerates transfer between on-premises enterprise data sources and Google Cloud SQL. Customers can leverage this solution to enable cloud-based Business Intelligence and Big Data analytics applications.

Posted December 14, 2015

Traditionally, the cardinal rule has been to model data first and load it later. But with new technologies and repositories such as Hadoop, NoSQL, and data lakes, and big data itself, the rule is being flipped to load first and model later. And, with SQL remaining an effective and widely embraced query language, companies have to balance working with traditional methods against the need for some of the newer methods as well.

Posted December 14, 2015

Hortonworks, Inc. is advancing its Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the in-memory analytics capabilities of Spark. Apache Spark 1.5.2 will include support for Spark SQL and Spark Streaming. With the inclusion of Spark 1.5.2 on HDP, customers can get new Spark capabilities and maximize its value for the enterprise.

Posted December 11, 2015

Qlik, a provider of visual analytics tools, is updating its Qlikview platform to strengthen its analytics capabilities. Qlikview version 12 brings QlikView onto the same modern QIX Associative Data Indexing Engine (QIX) that powers Qlik Sense.

Posted December 11, 2015

Hortonworks revealed upcoming advancements of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with the in-memory analytic capabilities of Spark. Hortonworks has also launched Hortonworks Community Connection (HCC), a new online collaboration destination for developers, DevOps, customers and partners to get answers to questions, collaborate on technical articles and share code examples from GitHub.

Posted December 10, 2015

The challenges that big data companies face when dealing with live data range from scalability and availability to real-time demands and structure. The world of data streaming is a complex one as it involves millions of events gathered per day.

Posted December 09, 2015

Platfora has added $30 million in growth-stage financing from new investors HSBC and Harmony Partners, with participation from earlier-stage backers, including Allegis Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Battery Ventures, Citi Ventures, Cisco, Sutter Hill Ventures and Tenaya Capital. This new round brings Platfora's total amount raised to $95 million.

Posted December 08, 2015

IBM is acquiring Clearleap to boost its IBM Cloud platform and accelerate the delivery of video service as a strategic source of data for business. The acquisition is part of IBM's moves to help clients improve access to "dark data" which, because it is unstructured and dark to computer systems, cannot be effectively managed or exploited.

Posted December 08, 2015

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