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The Hidden Costs of Open Source

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While Linux clusters dominate HPC, there are many issues related to cost and complexity that can make open-source solutions challenging. In addition, determining real costs can be complex because every environment is different, and organizations will assess costs using their own methodologies and based on their own requirements and capabilities.

IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta.

Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise

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Now that MapReduce is becoming accepted as a ‘working’ model, the next goal is to turn it into an enterprise-class solution. IBM has written a technical white paper for overcoming common challenges when deploying Hadoop MapReduce – “Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in the Enterprise.”

Deploying a Big Data Solution Using IBM GPFS-FPO

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Download this whitepaper today to learn best practices for deploying GPFS-FPO as a file system platform for big data analytics. The goal of this paper is to guide the administrator through various decision points to ensure optimal configuration based on the Hadoop application components being deployed.

New C9 Sales Application Harnesses the Power of IBM Watson

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C9, a leader in delivering predictive sales and marketing applications, has announced a new application, C9 Sales Advisor, which will be powered by IBM Watson. Designed explicitly for the sales representative, Sales Advisor uses predictive analytics to propose solutions to impediments that are preventing deal closure such as a failure to correctly engage the correct decision makers.

Developer Cloud or IBM Bluemix platform-as-a-service

IBM and Twitter will deliver a set of enterprise applications to help improve business decisions across industries and professions.

German Public Transportation Co. Adopts IBM Software Defined Storage to Tackle Big Data

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB), a leading German public transportation company, has turned to IBM Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash to improve business application performance and customer response times.

IBM Announces Watson Explorer

IBM has announced the availability of a cognitive-infused Watson Explorer.

IBM Sees Software Defined Storage as Tipping Point in Taming Big Data Deluge

In a keynote speech at the recent IBM Enterprise, Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Storage and Software Defined Systems at IBM, unveiled a bold strategy for the company’s storage business. Building upon the Software Defined Storage portfolio announced last May, IBM is focusing its storage business on a new model for enterprise data storage that is optimized for interoperability across hardware and software solutions.

Learning to Define – Software Defined Storage

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Let’s start the conversation here: If you work with big data in the cloud or deal with structured and unstructured data for analytics, you need software defined storage.