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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

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

Posted December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2015

Located in Argentina's capital city of Buenos Aires, the Instituto de Tecnologia ORT has been partnering with IBM and the Power Systems Academic Initiative (PSAI) to help deliver post-secondary education to students in the Digital Electronics for Industrial Automation program. Specifically, they are currently taking advantage of courseware and the Power Systems Academic Cloud to teach its Multitasking Operating Systems course, a core requirement of the program.

Posted December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 2015

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

Posted December 02, 2015

Cloud represents a sea change in the way that developers work, increasing productivity and decreasing cost, while also providing more flexibility that encourages innovation anywhere, at any time.To further support this flexibility, IBM has launched developerWorks Premium, a subscription model of its developerWorks community that provides developers with exclusive, member-only curated tools and resources for IBM Cloud.

Posted December 02, 2015

In a new post on the Ptak Associates Tech Blog site, Rich Ptak and Bill Moran weigh in on the technology acceleration announcements by IBM and other OpenPOWER Foundation members.

Posted December 02, 2015

In a new article on the Anandtech website, Johan De Gelas explains how the IBM POWER8 is challenging the Intel Xeon.

Posted December 02, 2015

Analyst Alan Radding recently posted an article about IBM's recent POWER- based systems news, including IBM's multi-year strategic collaboration with Xilinx, and OpenPOWER Foundation members' new technologies, collaborations and developer resources.

Posted December 02, 2015

IBM and Xilinx have formed a multi-year strategic collaboration to enable higher performance and energy-efficient data center applications through Xilinx FPGA-enabled workload acceleration on IBM POWER-based systems. IBM and Xilinx, through a private signed agreement and collaboration through the OpenPOWER Foundation, are teaming to develop open acceleration infrastructures, software and middleware to address emerging applications such as machine learning, network functions virtualization (NFV), genomics, high performance computing (HPC) and big data analytics.

Posted December 02, 2015

IBM Fellow Donna Dillenberger's demonstration of the IBM LinuxONE system for scalable financial trading has racked up more than 140,000 views.

Posted December 02, 2015

Linux on IBM z Systems can offer customers cost savings, in addition to levels of security, and scalability not available with other platforms.

Posted December 02, 2015

In August 2015, IBM unveiled two Linux mainframe servers - called LinuxONE - that are designed for the new application economy and hybrid cloud era. With LinuxONE, IBM also introduced a flexible new pricing model.

Posted December 02, 2015

IBM and fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members have revealed new technologies, collaborations, and developer resources to enable clients to analyze data faster and more deeply. The new offerings center on the tight integration through CAPI (Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface) of IBM's open and licensable POWER processors with accelerators that can be optimized for computationally intensive software code.

Posted December 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 02, 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 December 02, 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 December 02, 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 02, 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 December 02, 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 02, 2015

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