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Big Data

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

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

SHARE is excited to announce the Monday keynote speaker during SHARE in San Antonio, Juliet Funt, Founder and CEO of WhiteSpace® at Work. Juliet will be taking the stage this winter to help you get back on track by providing tools you can use to stand out at work and move your career forward.

Posted September 14, 2015

By now, we all know the value of big data analytics. In the 1990s, data mining and business intelligence (BI) efforts were used mostly for after-the-fact reporting and problem solving. The need for these capabilities will always remain, and high levels of confidence and investment in these disciplines will continue. However, the current focus on big data analytics emphasizes predicting and influencing the future, based on real-time analysis of 100% of enterprise data.

Posted September 14, 2015

To help companies get more value from big data, SAP has introduced HANA Vora, a new in-memory computing engine that leverages and extends the Apache Spark execution framework to provide enriched, interactive analytics on Hadoop. HANA Vora is a completely new product built from the ground up and is aimed at better processing of data to make business decisions.

Posted September 09, 2015

MongoDB announced plans to offer support for MongoDB's products on IBM z Systems mainframe. The announcement comes as IBM launches LinuxONE, a new portfolio of hardware, software and services solutions based on the z Systems mainframe that's designed for enterprise-grade Linux applications.

Posted September 09, 2015

Kore Technologies has announced the release of version 5.4 KommerceServer eCommerce Suite. KommerceServer eCommerce Suite includes a storefront, customer portal, and mobile edition, and is engineered to integrate with any back office ERP system (e.g., Epicor Eclipse, Prelude, Infor LN and more). This release benefits both the customer and the e-commerce administrator.

Posted September 09, 2015

Entrinsik has announced a partnership with Ticomix to help companies enhance their customer relationships and improve business results. This partnership will offer Ticomix customers the ability to integrate Informer with SugarCRM to provide organizations with the ability to perform multidimensional reporting and advanced data analysis in order to better track, understand and manage their SugarCRM data with Informer.

Posted September 09, 2015

Revelation Software is preparing for the introduction of OpenInsight 10, the most significant release since Revelation took OpenInsight into the 32-bit world. To provide information to its user base in advance of the new release, Revelation has announced a Revelation Users Group (RUG) meeting in the EMEA region.

Posted September 09, 2015

StreamAnalytix, offered by Impetus Technologies, is now available for free, allowing enterprises to tap into a streaming analytics platform based on a variety of leading open source technology components. Three free versions of the platform, StreamAnalytix Lite, StreamAnalytix Developer and StreamAnalytix Sandbox, will be available indefinitely and meet specific needs of its user.

Posted September 09, 2015

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

Posted September 02, 2015

IOUG offers webcasts on a range of topics including big data, security, virtualization, and many more.

Posted September 02, 2015

Join IOUG and ODTUG at the MOUG Fall Conference for a full day of Oracle education from leading industry experts and opportunities to network and connect with your fellow Oracle users.

Posted September 02, 2015

The Call for Speakers is now open for COLLABORATE 16 - IOUG Forum! Influence, educate, and connect with COLLABORATE attendees by submitting a presentation of your own Oracle technology specialty

Posted September 02, 2015

With the release of Oracle Cloud Platform 2015 and new Oracle Cloud Platform Services, things are clouding up across the Oracle landscape—but in a positive way. Larry Ellison, chairman and chief technology officer for Oracle, has made it clear in pronouncements that Oracle is in the cloud to stay.

Posted September 02, 2015

Databricks is enhancing its cloud-based platform to strengthen its security, manageability and ease of application development. According to the vendor, the new features securely manage data access for large teams while streamlining Spark application development and deployment for enterprises dealing with complex and fast-paced environments.

Posted September 02, 2015

Syncsort, a provider of specialized solutions for big data, is making a major open source contribution to the IBM z Systems mainframe with a connector for Apache Spark. Syncsort's mainframe connector conforms to Spark's Data Sources API specification, and because of Spark's ability operate on data in memory, the connector will allow queries to access mainframe data without offloading the data first.

Posted September 01, 2015

Just before VMworld, which is going on now, Mathew Lodge, vice president of product marketing, Cloud Services, VMware, discussed the conference whose theme is "Ready for Any," as well as best practices for cloud strategies and the changes taking place today in IT infrastructure.

Posted September 01, 2015

Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems at IBM Corporation took the stage as a keynote speaker at SHARE in Orlando. In the spirit of celebration, Rosamilia reminded the crowd of the continued progress of the mainframe as it evolves to meet the increased demands on the industry in the context of mobile, cloud and security.

Posted August 31, 2015

ISUG-TECH plans to have a booth in the SAP TechED Exhibit Hall so make plans to come and visit. There is still time to plan and attend the conference. Join us at SAP TechEd in Las Vegas, October 19-23, 2015.

Posted August 26, 2015

SAP SE announced that independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. has positioned the company as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools 2015" report. The evaluation marks the company's eighth consecutive year as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.

Posted August 26, 2015

SGI, a provider of high performance solutions for compute, data analytics and data management, announced that its SGI UV 300H is now certified to run the SAP HANA platform in controlled availability at 20-sockets - delivering up to 15 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. Being integrated with the recently announced SAP HANA SPS10, the SGI UV 300H capitalizes on deep collaboration between SAP, Intel, and SGI to optimize SAP HANA-based workloads on multicore NUMA (non-uniform memory access) systems.

Posted August 26, 2015

OpenText, a company specializing in enterprise information management, is partnering with SAP SE to provide B2B managed services and capabilities to multinational enterprises. Together with Ariba, an SAP company, OpenText will provide customers with a solution that enables them to improve time to revenue, reduce costs, and help to advance the digital transformation that today's leaders are undertaking, according to OpenText.

Posted August 26, 2015

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