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Big Data for Business Analysts: How IT Can Deliver With Hadoop and Platfora

Today Platfora announced their first GA release of their in-memory BI platform built over Hadoop. If you've been thinking about how to leverage big data - how to deliver and support business analysts with big data capabilities - this may be a fast, effective route to some big value...Squeezing value out of data is a competitive process. The more value you can extract faster, the better you can compete in your target market...

  • Premiered: 03/26/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): Big Data Platfora Business Intelligence
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Platfora Shoots for a Big Data BI Layer

March 26, 2013 – Platfora has equipped its namesake in-memory platform for Hadoop to bring the interest in big data closer to business users and keep the complex data processes behind the curtains.

  • Premiered: 03/26/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Information Management
Topic(s): TBA Platfora TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA ETL TBA Data Warehousing TBA Business Intelligence
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Data Defined Storage: Building on the Benefits of Software Defined Storage

At its core, Software Defined Storage decouples storage management from the physical storage system. In practice Software Defined Storage vendors implement the solution using a variety of technologies: orchestration layers, virtual appliances and server-side products are all in the market now. They are valuable for storage administrators who struggle to manage multiple storage systems in the data center as well as remote data repositories.

What Software Defined Storage does not do is yield more value for the data under its control, or address global information governance requirements. To that end, Data Defined Storage yields the benefits of Software Defined Storage while also reducing data risk and increasing data value throughout the distributed data infrastructure. In this report we will explore how Tarmin’s GridBank Data Management Platform provides Software Defined Storage benefits and also drives reduced risk and added business value for distributed unstructured data with Data Defined Storage. 

Publish date: 03/17/14
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Data lakes swim with golden information for analytics

First we had data. Then we had big data. Now we have data lakes. Will the murky depths prove bountiful?

  • Premiered: 04/14/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Center
Topic(s): TBA data lake TBA analytics TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA TechTarget TBA Hadoop TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA OLAP TBA OLTP TBA NoSQL TBA SQL TBA Optimization TBA ETL TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA MapR TBA Project Myriad TBA YARN TBA Virtualization TBA Business Continuity TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA BC TBA data swamp TBA BlueData TBA Dataguise TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM
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Arcadia Unveils Industry's Only Unified Visual Analytics and Business Intelligence Platform for Big

Enables Business Users for the First Time to Directly Interact With Data in Hadoop to Glean Rich Insights With Drag-and-Drop Ease; Helps Overcome Barriers to Enterprise-Wide Big Data Adoption

  • Premiered: 06/09/15
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Sys-Con Media
Topic(s): TBA Arcadia TBA unified TBA visual analytics TBA analytics TBA BI TBA Business Intelligence TBA Big Data TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hadoop TBA flexibility TBA Scale
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Navigate data lakes to manage big data

While the data lake concept appeals to business today, IT administrators must exercise caution prior to a full-scale implementation.

  • Premiered: 06/05/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA data lake TBA Storage TBA Big Data TBA storage infrastructure TBA Data protection TBA big data lake TBA analysis TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop TBA Hadoop virtualization TBA Virtualization TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA BI TBA Business Intelligence TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Business Continuity TBA BC TBA DR TBA analytics TBA Spark TBA HP TBA Vertica TBA HP Haven TBA Haven TBA OLAP TBA data-aware
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Big data analytics applications impact storage systems

Analytics applications for big data have placed extensive demands on storage systems, which Mike Matchett says often requires new or modified storage structures.

  • Premiered: 09/03/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA analytics TBA Storage TBA Primary Storage TBA scalability TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA AWS TBA Amazon AWS TBA S3 TBA HPC TBA High Performance Computing TBA High Performance TBA ETL TBA HP Haven TBA HP TBA Hadoop TBA Vertica TBA convergence TBA converged TBA IOPS TBA Capacity TBA latency TBA scale-out TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA YARN TBA Spark
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Now Big Data Works for Every Enterprise: Pepperdata Adds Missing Performance QoS to Hadoop

While a few well-publicized web 2.0 companies are taking great advantage of foundational big data solution that they have themselves created (e.g. Hadoop), most traditional enterprise IT shops are still thinking about how to practically deploy their first business-impacting big data applications – or have dived in and are now struggling mightily to effectively manage a large Hadoop cluster in the middle of their production data center. This has led to the common perception that realistic big data business value may yet be just out of reach for most organizations – especially those that need to run lean and mean on both staffing and resources.   

This new big data ecosystem consists of scale-out platforms, cutting-edge open source solutions, and massive storage that is inherently difficult for traditional IT shops to optimally manage in production – especially with still evolving ecosystem management capabilities. In addition, most organizations need to run large clusters supporting multiple users and applications to control both capital and operational costs. Yet there are no native ways to guarantee, control, or even gain visibility into workload-level performance within Hadoop. Even if there wasn’t a real high-end skills and deep expertise gap for most, there still isn’t any practical way that additional experts could tweak and tune mixed Hadoop workload environments to meet production performance SLA’s.

At the same time, the competitive game of mining of value from big data has moved from day-long batch ELT/ETL jobs feeding downstream BI systems, to more user interactive queries and business process “real time” applications. Live performance matters as much now in big data as it does in any other data center solution. Ensuring multi-tenant workload performance within Hadoop is why Pepperdata, a cluster performance optimization solution, is critical to the success of enterprise big data initiatives.

In this report we’ll look deeper into today’s Hadoop deployment challenges and learn how performance optimization capabilities are not only necessary for big data success in enterprise production environments, but can open up new opportunities to mine additional business value. We’ll look at Pepperdata’s unique performance solution that enables successful Hadoop adoption for the common enterprise. We’ll also examine how it inherently provides deep visibility and reporting into who is doing what/when for troubleshooting, chargeback and other management needs. Because Pepperdata’s function is essential and unique, not to mention its compelling net value, it should be a checklist item in any data center Hadoop implementation.

To read this full report please click here.

Publish date: 12/17/15
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HP Converges to Mine Big Value from Big Data

The promise of Big Data is engaging the imagination of corporations everywhere, even before looking to big data solutions to help handle the accelerated pressures of proliferating new data sources or in managing tremendously increasing amounts of raw and unstructured data. Corporations have long been highly competitive about analytically extracting value from their structured transactional data streams, but are now trying to competitively differentiate with new big data applications that span multiple kinds of data types, run in business interactive timeframes, and deliver more operational-focused (even transactional) values based on multiple types of processing.

This has led to some major re-thinking about the best approach, or journey, to success with Big Data. As mainstream enterprises are learning how and where their inevitable Big Data opportunities lie (and they all have them – ignoring them is simply not a viable strategy), they are also finding that wholesale adoption of a completely open source approach can lead to many unexpected pitfalls, like data islands, batch-analytical timeframes, multiplying scope, and constrained application value. Most of all, IT simply cannot completely halt existing processes and overnight transition to a different core business model or data platform.

But big data is already here. Companies must figure out how to process different kinds of data, stay on top of their big data “deluge”, remain agile, mine value, and yet hopefully leverage existing staff, resources and analytical investments. Some of the important questions include:

1.How to build the really exciting and valuable applications that contain multiple analytical and machine learning processing across multiple big data types?

2.How to avoid setting up two, three, or more parallel environments that require many copies of big data, complex dataflows and far too many new highly skilled experts?

We find that HP Haven presents an intriguing, proven, and enterprise-ready approach by converging structured, unstructured, machine-generated and other kinds of analytical solutions, many already proven world-class existing solutions on their own, into a single big data processing platform. This enables leveraging existing data, applications and existing experts while offering opportunities to analyze data sets in multiple ways. With this solution it’s possible to build applications that can take advantage of multiple data sources, multiple proven solutions, and easily “mash-up” whatever might be envisioned. However, the HP Haven approach doesn’t force a monolithic adoption but rather can be deployed and built-up as a customer’s big data journey progresses.

To help understand the IT challenges of big data and explore this new kind of enterprise data center platform opportunity, we’ve created this special vendor spotlight report. We start with a significant extract from the premium Taneja Group Enterprise Hadoop Infrastructure Market Landscape report to help understand the larger Hadoop market perspective. Then within that context we will review the HP Haven solution for Big Data and look at how it addresses key challenges while presenting a platform on which enterprises can develop their new big data opportunities.

Publish date: 03/16/15
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Spark speeds up adoption of big data clusters and clouds

Infrastructure that supports big data comes from both the cloud and clusters. Enterprises can mix and match these seven infrastructure choices to meet their needs.

  • Premiered: 07/19/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Mike Matchett TBA Cloud TBA cloud cluster TBA cluster TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA MapReduce TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA MLlib TBA High Performance TBA hadoop cluster TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA IBM TBA Hortonworks TBA Cloudera TBA capacity management TBA Performance Management TBA API TBA SAN TBA storage area networks TBA CAPEX TBA DataDirect Networks TBA HPC TBA Lustre TBA Virtualization TBA VM
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Four big data and AI trends to keep an eye on

AI is making a comeback - and it's going to affect your data center soon.

  • Premiered: 11/17/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA AI TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA Big Data TBA Data Center TBA Datacenter TBA Machine Learning TBA Apache TBA Apache Spark TBA Spark TBA Hadoop TBA MapReduce TBA latency TBA In-Memory TBA big data analytics TBA Business Intelligence TBA Python TBA Dataiku TBA Cask TBA ETL TBA data flow management TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA scale-up TBA scale-out TBA scalability TBA GPU TBA IBM TBA NVIDIA TBA Virtual Machine TBA VM
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Big data concerns reach broad and deep in new era of applications

Big data is out there, waiting to make you rich -- or help your organization succeed anyway. But there are still more unknowns than knowns about the future of big data.

  • Premiered: 02/17/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA Mike Matchett TBA Automation TBA Business Intelligence TBA Storage TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Cloud TBA analytics TBA containers TBA compliance TBA data stream TBA convergence
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Data center storage architecture gets smarter with AI

Trends, such as event-triggered computing, as exemplified by Lambda Architectures, converge on data center storage to hasten data center intelligence evolution.

  • Premiered: 05/04/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Mike Matchett TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA Optimization TBA Automation TBA Big Data TBA Internet of Things TBA IoT TBA real-time data TBA big data analytics TBA analytics TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA HDFS TBA Hadoop TBA Hadoop Distributed File System TBA cluster TBA structured data TBA unstructured data TBA converged TBA convergence TBA container TBA containerization TBA software-defined TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Machine Learning TBA CPU
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The power and benefits of encouraging IT disruption

IT can't remain a reactive cost center and cheerful help desk, but must become a competitive, cutthroat service provider and powerful champion of emerging disruptive technology.

  • Premiered: 09/18/17
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Capacity TBA Performance TBA Data Center TBA scale-out TBA scale-up TBA storage architecture TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA data warehouse TBA Business Intelligence TBA BI TBA non-volatile memory TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA containerization TBA container TBA containers TBA Security TBA Data protection TBA Machine Learning TBA Google TBA Facebook TBA Apple TBA Cloud