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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

Shortly after the explosion of non-relational databases, around 2009, it became apparent that rather than being part of the problem, SQL would instead continue to be part of the solution. If the new wave of database systems excluded the vast population of SQL-literate professionals, then their uptake in the business world would be impeded. Furthermore, a whole generation of business intelligence tools use SQL as the common way of translating user information requests into database queries. Nowhere was the drive toward SQL adoption more clear than in the case of Hadoop.

Posted September 23, 2015

Datos IO has announced a recovery platform for next-generation scale-out databases. The company, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., was founded by former Data Domain (EMC), Veritas and IBM Research veteran Tarun Thakur, CEO, and Prasenjit Sarkar, CTO, who spent more than 15 years at IBM Research. The company is now offering its Early Access Program (EAP), and the product will is planned to be generally available in 2016.

Posted September 22, 2015

Percona, a provider of enterprise-class MySQL and MongoDB solutions and services, is introducing Percona Server for MongoDB, an enhanced, open source, fully compatible drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition that offers additional enterprise features and lower total cost of ownership. Completely open source and free to download and use, Percona Server for MongoDB offers all the features of MongoDB 3.0 Community Edition, along with two additional storage engine options - PerconaFT and Facebook's RocksDB - and enterprise-grade functionality, including Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and advanced auditing.

Posted September 22, 2015

MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of a distribution for Apache Hadoop, has extended its support for SAS, a provider of business analytics software and services. According to the vendors, the collaboration between SAS and MapR provides advanced analytics with ease of data preparation and integration with legacy systems, assurance of SLAs, and security and data governance compliance. Additionally, joint customers can cost-effectively grow their big data storage infrastructure without relying on storage area network (SAN) or network-attached storage (NAS).

Posted September 22, 2015

Splunk, a provider of real-time operational intelligence solutions, has announced a new version of the Splunk Enterprise platform and the availability of a new solution that targets the complexity of IT intelligence.

Posted September 22, 2015

Platfora, a data discovery platform native to Hadoop, is reaching another milestone for its solution, bringing modern data preparation and real-time capabilities to a wide audience.

Posted September 22, 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 September 16, 2015

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 16, 2015

In three IBM Redbooks videos, IBM Distinguished Engineer Brad Brech, shares his thoughts on the latest technology behind Power Systems and POWER8. The videos focus on the IBM Data Engine for NoSQL, POWER8 and OpenPOWER, and Linux on Power Solutions.

Posted September 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 September 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 September 16, 2015

A new independent study conducted by IBM Power Systems reveals the most pressing items that are vexing IT leaders as they look ahead. Maintaining a competitive edge and delivering as much value from information as possible remains a key focus, all while keeping costs to a minimum.

Posted September 16, 2015

IBM and GENCI, the high performance computing agency in France, are collaborating to speed up the path to exascale computing - the ability of a computing system to perform at least one exaflop, or a billion billion calculations, in one second. The collaboration, planned to run for at least 18 months, focuses on readying complex scientific applications for systems under development expected to achieve more than 100 petaflops, a solid step forward on the path to exascale.

Posted September 16, 2015

Syncsort, a big data software provider, has announced an open source contribution of an IBM z Systems mainframe connector for Apache Spark. According to the vendor, the contribution will enable organizations to easily access and get new insights from their critical mainframe data with Apache Spark's advanced analytics capabilities and Spark SQL.

Posted September 16, 2015

IBM has announced general availability and improvements to a set of services for IBM's platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Bluemix, that enable developers to more seamlessly integrate Java-based resources into their cloud-based applications. The new IBM Cloud tools are designed to help developers broaden the capabilities of their applications to give users a more robust cloud experience, by leveraging added security and flexibility to use a vast array of resources for their development.

Posted September 16, 2015

Coinciding with IBM's launch of LinuxONE, SUSE announced that SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is the first and currently only server operating system supported by the recently announced KVM for IBM z Systems, open source-based server virtualization for the IBM mainframe. SUSE was the first to bring Linux to the mainframe, collaborating with IBM since 1999 to make SUSE Linux Enterprise Server a guest operating system on IBM z Systems.

Posted September 16, 2015

MongoDB deepened its partnership with IBM, announcing plans to offer support for MongoDB's products on IBM z Systems mainframe. This support reflects the strong momentum for mission critical deployments of the database by adding support for the speed, security and availability of z Systems.

Posted September 16, 2015

A new IBM Systems Magazine article by Evelyn Hoover looks at the importance of IBM's Linux-related announcements at LinuxCon North America, including the launch of the new IBM LinuxONE platform, and collaboration with the Linux Foundation to form the Open Mainframe Project. The article points out that the pace of Linux adoption is outstripping the supply of elements necessary for the OS's success

Posted September 16, 2015

In a new Mainframe Insights blog post, Mark Shuttleworth, the Founder and CEO of Canonical, and John Zannos, Vice President of Cloud Channels and Alliances, Canonical, discuss IBM's and Canonical's plans to create an Ubuntu distribution for LinuxONE and z Systems.

Posted September 16, 2015

It's time to unleash the full potential of Linux. At LinuxCon North America in Seattle last month, IBM announced LinuxONE, powerful and secure enterprise servers designed for the new application economy and hybrid cloud era.

Posted September 16, 2015

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

Posted September 16, 2015

IOUG is headed to San Francisco this October to join the Oracle technology community at Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

Posted September 16, 2015

IOUG is excited to announce that the Q3 issue of SELECT Journal, IOUG's highest rated member benefit, will be made available to all of our members as a reward. Not an IOUG member, but want access to SELECT? Learn more about becoming a Paid or Associate member.

Posted September 16, 2015

COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum is your chance to present among the best of the best and provide the Oracle community with your expert insight and experience.

Posted September 16, 2015

Marketers continue to become more technologically astute as their roles evolve, but one tool remains under-utilized: data management platforms. These platforms provide numerous ways for marketers to slice and dice data to develop compelling ways to reach customers, often in real time. However, when used incorrectly, these platforms can push marketing campaigns off-course - which is why marketers must get smart on what the platforms are designed to do and how to use them most effectively.

Posted September 16, 2015

Save the Date for January 26-28, 2016. Including Oracle Spatial Summit. Abstract submission are now being accepted!

Posted September 16, 2015

Join IOUG and EMC for our next round of Master Classes, being held in Denver, CO and New York, NY. Learn from Oracle experts and leave with real world solutions you can immediately apply to your business.

Posted September 16, 2015

WebAction unveiled several key advancements that will help expand its brand and platform, allowing the company to continue to derive value and insights from big data. The company has a new $21 million round of series B funding, led by Intel Capital, and is rebranding its streaming analytics platform as "Striim," pronounced as "stream."

Posted September 15, 2015

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