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Lustre 101

This week’s lustre 101 article looks at the history of lustre and the typical configuration of this high-performance scalable storage solution for big data applications.

InsideBIGDATA Guide to Big Data Solutions in the Cloud

For a long time, the industry’s biggest technical challenge was squeezing as many compute cycles as possible out of silicon chips so they could get on with solving the really important, and often gigantic problems in science and engineering faster than was ever thought possible. Now, by clustering computers to work together on problems, scientists are free to consider even larger and more complex real-world problems to compute, and data to analyze.

Enterprise Risk Management

Most firms understand that robust enterprise risk management (ERM) will not only improve risk management; it will also help them to measure risk more accurately and develop a more sustainable business model. However, while simple in theory, ERM can sometime be difficult in practice.

Interview: Deloitte Report on Business Analytics and the C-Level Executive

“Some c-suite executives have quickly discovered the power of analytics, while others were more reluctant to embrace it. We see companies that embrace analytics across the enterprise as being more successful than their competitors. These observations have also been supported by academic studies that conclude that analytic oriented and metric driven organizations outperform those that do not embrace analytics holistically.”

Interview: AgilOne Delivers Customer Happiness via Predictive Marketing

“AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive marketing platform that makes advanced analytics and predictive targeting easy for all marketers large and small. We believe all marketers have the right to deliver happiness. Unlike offerings from large vendors such as IBM and Adobe, AgilOne is easy to install and easy to use. It is the only integrated platform that combines data integration (omni-channel customer profiles) with advanced predictive analytics and out of the box predictive marketing campaigns (actions).”

Interview: Pepperdata Spices Things up in the World of Hadoop

“We give Hadoop the predictability it needs, let organizations see what it’s doing (with detailed usage metrics for every user, job, and task, in real time), and help organizations get the most out of their hardware investment. We are not for the organizations that have just entered into their first Hadoop project (because they don’t rely on it… yet). We are here for those who already rely on the business-critical data and functionality Hadoop can deliver.”

Interview: Tarmin Manages Data Overload with Data Defined Storage

“GridBank provides a comprehensive information governance framework to help organizations meet compliance regulations for retention management and disposal, and to mitigate data related risk by using end-to-end data protection. The GridBank Metabase, a distributed metadata repository, enables enterprise search and discovery and provides integration for big data analytics tools for increased data insights.”

Interview: Spectra Logic on Big Data Storage in the Cloud

“Big Data puts new requirements on storage with respect to scalability, data integrity and cost efficiency – and Spectra is well-positioned to serve this market. Our archive and backup data storage tape products support all aspects of secondary storage, are compatible with every major tape and disk format, enable massive scalability and provide a plethora of advanced features that ensure the data is protected, its integrity is maintained and that it will be available virtually forever. Our suite of T-Series tape libraries offer high capacity TS1140 and open standard LTO media options, have the capability to offer block, file and object storage on our tape systems; and can deliver long-term storage for under $0.10/GB LIST pricing.”

Interview: Globys Answers the Question–Can Big Data Go Too Far?

“Our contextual marketing platform, Mobile Occasions, leverages our customers’high-volume behavioral transaction data to gain deep insight into subscriber behavior, the platform then manages, executes and dynamically optimizes marketing campaigns that help maximize long-term revenue and retention of those subscribers, leveraging that insight.”

Interview: Survey from Dell Discovers Need for Big Data in Midmarket Companies

Big Data has mostly been considered the realm of big enterprise and not the midmarket segment. Dell launched a survey to study this notion and discovered that midmarket companies not only need Big Data to engender better, more competitive business practices, but many are already using data analysis. We caught up with Darin Bartik, Executive Director and GM of Database Management at Dell, to learn more about the survey and its findings.