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Big Data: Taking Advantage of the Opportunity

Everybody is abuzz about big data and the opportunities it presents to businesses. But few organizations are truly reaping the benefits of big data as many are overwhelmed by its sheer size. A new report from Pure Storage explores some of the ways to tap into the world of big data and AI.

Pure Storage Announces Significant Customer Momentum for AI and ML Workloads

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, announced significant customer momentum for FlashBlade™, the system purpose-built for modern analytics. Since general availability in January 2017, FlashBlade has gained traction among organizations running and innovating with emerging workloads, specifically modern analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Infoworks Launches End-to-End Automated Big Data Warehousing Platform in the Cloud

Infoworks.io Inc., a leader in automated Big Data warehousing, announced the availability of the Infoworks Cloud Big Data Warehouse, an automated end-to-end data warehousing platform in the cloud that empowers enterprises to rapidly build and deploy big data use-cases in days instead of months.

Getting Your Head Out of the Public Cloud with Composable Infrastructure

In this special guest feature, Tom Lyon, Chief Scientist and Cofounder at DriveScale, discusses how public clouds are optimized to support traditional workloads, but are not well suited for many new data intensive applications. These demand the cost and performance advantages of bare metal infrastructure. But bare metal infrastructure is difficult to manage and often poorly utilized. A new computing platform architecture – Software Composable Infrastructure – has been created to solve these problems.

Zaloni Introduces Data Lake with New Machine Learning Data Matching Technology

As an extension to its Data Lake Management Platform, Zaloni has introduced a machine-learning data matching engine, which leverages the data lake to create “golden” records and enable enriched data views for multiple use cases across business sectors.

Snowflake Introduces the Cloud Data Warehouse Built for Financial Services

Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS) – the ideal solution for industries such as financial services that demand the highest level of security. VPS is the most advanced edition of Snowflake. It delivers the most secure solution so financial services enterprises can easily and efficiently derive all the insight from all their data.

AWS Cost Control Recommendations and How They Work

In this contributed article, Jay Chapel, CEO of ParkMyCloud provides 6 instrumental AWS cost control recommendations and how they work. These will be of interest to large and small enterprises that want to reduce their bills, just like with any utility you might run at home. We’ll see how cloud management and cloud optimization tools are quite important for all of these organizations looking for cost control.

Just Give Me My Data, Dammit!

In this special guest feature, Lloyd Tabb, Looker Chairman, Founder and CTO, discusses a number of trends playing out in the data space, from SaaS, to the data “share” house, to latency, to data weight. It’s a fun ride brought to you by an industry veteran.

2017 Data Connectivity Outlook

Progress presents the results of its 4th annual Data Connectivity Outlook, based on 1,200 survey responses. Respondents included business and IT professionals in various roles, representing a range of industries and organization sizes across the globe.

5 Things You Need to Plan for When Migrating Data to the Cloud or Back Out of It

In this special guest feature, Caio Milani, Director of Product Management at MarkLogic, discusses the need to have an exit strategy when embracing cloud technology in the event you decide to get the data out of one cloud and move it to another, or move it back to your own data center. He also offers 5 things you need to plan for when migrating data to the cloud or back out of it.