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Why Hyper-Convergence is Invading the Data Center [East]

Industry Visionary Arun Taneja Explains Why Hyper-Convergence is Invading the Data Center

Purpose-built for Microsoft Windows Environments

Join Arun Taneja, Founder of The Taneja Group and industry expert, as he presents the development of the hyper-converged market, and why customers are finding these solutions so compelling. Questions Arun will answer include:

  • What is hyper-converged?
  • How did this new type of solution come to be developed, and why is it important?
  • What are customers using it for and why?
  • Are their architectural limitations and what can be done about them?

Gridstore Founder and CTO, Kelly Murphy will join Arun to discuss Gridstore’s new Hyper-Converged Appliance purpose built for Windows environments, and how Gridstore solves the 5 biggest challenges of existing hyper-converged solutions. Customers looking at VDI or Hyper-V deployments and/or in State & Local gov’t or Educational institutions will find this of particular interest.

  • Premiered: 10/16/14
  • Location: Live
  • Speaker(s): Founder & Consulting Analyst Arun Taneja, Taneja Group; Founder & CTO Kelly Murphy, Gridstore
  • Sponsor(s): Gridstore
Topic(s): Gridstore Webinar hyper convergence Virtualization Storage

Make the Elephant Fly: How to make Hadoop 10x faster in 10 minutes

Big data doesn't have to be slow. Now that you have identified and possibly even built functional Hadoop based big data applications that could deliver big value to your organizations, how can you easily make them work at operational speeds in production? Come listen in as Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett interviews Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain, on why in-memory solutions for Hadoop can make all the difference for big data success. We'll explore what they do and how they work to speed up processing, how easy or hard they are to deploy and get working in the data center, and what the net impact can be. We'll also hope to talk about commercial vs. open source in the big data space, and what that means for the analytical community at large.

  • Premiered: 09/17/14
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst, Taneja Group; Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain
  • Sponsor(s): GridGain, BrightTALK
Topic(s): GridGain Hadoop BrightTALK Mike Matchett In-Memory Big Data Nikita Ivanov

Big Data Best Practices: Video Roundtable

What are best practices for using your business's Big Data application? In this expert roundtable, we'll dig deep into that question, discussing issues like how to focus your Big Data query, how to deal with common Big Data challenges, and the importance of human judgment Big Data analysis.

Mike MatchettSr. Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group

Sanjay Sarathy, Chief Marketing Officer, Sumologic

Donna PrlichVP, Product and Solutions Marketing, Pentaho

  • Premiered: 06/24/14
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group; Sanjay Sarathy, CMO, Sumologic; Donna Prlich, VP Product & Solutions Marketing, Pentaho
  • Sponsor(s): IT Business Edge - Datamation
Topic(s): Mike Matchett Sumologic Pentaho Roundtable Big Data

Vendor Panel: Comparing the Value of All-Flash Storage Solutions

Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how organizations should measure/compare flash solutions. Is all-flash suitable for all workloads or is a hybrid approach enough? Is a scale-out flash approach superior? Hear from the following panelists:
EMC: Josh Goldstein, VP Marketing & Product Management - XtremIO
HP: Ivan Iannaccone, Product Manager - HP 3PAR
Kaminario: Ritu Jyoti, Chief Product Officer
Pure Storage: Vaughn Stewart, Chief Evangelist

  • Premiered: 06/11/14
  • Location: OnDemand
Topic(s): BrightTALK Vendor Panel Roundtable Storage Flash all flash array HP Pure Storage EMC Kaminario

Proven ROI for Internet of Things (Iot) Data Center Infrastructure Market

Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot trend in today’s economy of  connected devices. Every high-tech device in the data center industry – storage, servers, switches, application software, or any appliance – generates copius amounts of machine data that can be analyzed to help the manufacturer gain operational and strategic insights. These insights assist in reducing costs to support customers by lowering mean time to resolution (MTTR) per case.  They also enable manufacturers to build and sell specific value add services to their customers with the objective of being proactive, predictive and prescriptive in front of their top enterprise accounts.  Finally, deep insights can be gleaned off this kind of machine data analytics, if done the right way, to funnel strategic information onto future product roadmaps.  All of these benefits are very quantifiable if there is a solution like Glassbeam in place in such markets.

This webinar will discuss the right elements of such a solution, lay out the foundation of ROI with specific benefits, and discuss a case study with a Fortune 100 account of Glassbeam.

  • Premiered: 06/09/14 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst at Taneja Group; Puneet Pandit, Co-founder & CEO, Glassbeam
  • Sponsor(s): Glassbeam, BrightTALK
Topic(s): Glassbeam Internet of Things IoT Data Center Infrastructure analytics

Top 5 Ways for IT to Improve Database Performance

The performance of databases often slows as data and business grows, users find new and demanding ways to leverage applications, and those applications mature and expand in functionality. Whenever a key database slows down, SQL or NoSQL, the business damage can be widespread and it usually becomes a high priority effort to remediate. 

At Taneja Group we’ve noted 5 major ways that IT operations can improve database performance, including a couple of quick and ready ideas that impose little risk or cost. In this 30 minute webcast, we'll look at why IT operations often gets the responsibility for database performance, and the IT-centric options they can pursue.

Mike Matchett brings to Taneja Group over 20 years experience in managing and marketing IT datacenter solutions particularly at the nexus of performance, capacity and virtualization. Currently he is focused on IT optimization for virtualization and convergence across servers, storage and networks, especially to handle the requirements of mission-critical applications, Big Data analysis, and the next generation data center. Mike has a deep understanding of systems management, IT operations, and solutions marketing to help drive architecture, messaging, and positioning initiatives.

  • Premiered: 04/30/14 at 10 am PT/ 1 pm ET
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK, Taneja Group
Topic(s): BrightTALK Database Management Database Performance Performance Capacity Virtualization Big Data Data Center Tokutek
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