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IBM: The Optimal Storage Platform for Big Data


A central theme of new technology requirements surrounding big data is the ability to host data effectively. The foundation of a big data technology stack is the storage layer. A new white paper is now available that details these issues surrounding big data storage – specifically through the deployment of IBM Spectrum Scale.

The Woes of CIOs


It’s tough out there for CIOs. They’re getting it from all sides and from all directions. Our friends over at Lucidworks put together the compelling infographic below that explores this common story.

Ryft Open API Library Extends Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments


Ryft announced the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments.

ScaleOut Software Announces Release of ScaleOut ComputeServer


ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced the release of ScaleOut ComputeServerTM, a scalable software platform that enables enterprises to track and analyze live data and generate immediate feedback to achieve operational intelligence.

Gartner Identifies Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies for 2015


A new Gartner research report, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies,” details five emerging vendors that can assist organizations in meeting their storage modernization and cost containment initiatives. For example, Storiant is a multifaceted archiving platform that can support active, compliance and historical archives in a private cloud environment.

HP Launches Compute Platforms and Solutions for Data-Intensive Workloads


HP announced new and enhanced purpose-built Compute platforms and solutions designed to help customers leverage all data assets in order to drive business outcomes, such as faster decision making, improved operational efficiency and direct content monetization.

IBM Unveils Power Systems Solutions to Support SAP HANA


Building on the deep technology partnership between IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) IBM announced a set of integrated Power Systems solutions designed to help clients process volumes of data with incredible speed for both transactional and analytics workloads.

SGI UV Appliance for SAP HANA Certified for up to 16 Sockets and 12 TB in-memory


Today SGI announced their SGI UV for SAP HANA appliance has been certified to run the SAP HANA platform on up to 16 sockets in controlled availability environments. With this extension of the SGI UV appliance, the SGI solution can provide up to 12 terabytes (TB) of in-memory computing capacity in a single node. SAP-certified at 4- and 8-sockets just last fall, the highly scalable and configurable architecture of the SGI appliance helps enable enterprises running SAP HANA to achieve real-time business at ever-greater scale and lower total cost of ownership.

Six Anticipated Directions for Big Data in 2015


In this special guest feature, Chris Surdak of HP provides his YAFFTY (Yet Another Forecast for This Year) list for 2015. Chris Surdak is Global Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy.

Ryft’s Open Platform Supercharges Analytics Performance by Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks

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A new IDC Technology Spotlight “Ryft’s Open Platform Aims to Supercharge Analytics Performance by Eliminating I/O Bottlenecks” sponsored by Ryft Systems Inc. examines the issues that are driving organizations to embrace HPDA. The paper looks at the role the new Ryft ONE open platform takes to supercharge performance on even the most challenging analytics workloads.