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The Hadoop Behind Autodesk’s Cloud Ambitions

Jan 6, 2015 |

Autodesk is best known for AutoCAD, the powerful tool that architects and engineers use to design stuff on beefy workstations and PCs. But like most enterprise software companies, the cloud is beckoning for Autodesk in 2015. Thanks to a big data pipeline anchored by Hadoop, the company has a deeper understanding of customer activity, which positions it well for the cloud era. The transition to a subscription-based business model is well underway at Autodesk. While sales of traditional software licenses Read more…

Five Steps to Demystify Big Data Analytics

Aug 25, 2014 |

Too many big data initiatives are science projects that take months of effort, risk failure and require highly trained data scientists with scarce skills. According to a CSC survey, 55 percent of big data projects aren’t completed and many others fall short of their objectives. In “Why Most Big Data Projects Fail,” Dell General Manager Darin Bartik notes that business and IT groups are not aligned on the business problem they need to solve. Employees don’t have access to the Read more…

SYSTEX Introduces Splunk Appliance

Nov 11, 2013 |

Is the industry looking for a Splunk appliance? One company is betting that it is, and has launched its own Intel-based appliance dedicated to providing tailored access to Splunk’s Enterprise platform.

Erecting Operational Intelligence Using Machine Data

Apr 9, 2013 |

In 2011, rains from the monsoon season in Thailand triggered flooding that caught residents by surprise. After post flood analysis reportedly discovered that a significant amount of the loss was preventable, a networking reseller in Bangkok decided to use their expertise to build a flood warning system powered by Splunk Inc.’s machine data software platform.

Spelunking Shops and Supercomputers

Sep 28, 2012 |

While this might come as a surprise to those outside the bubble, the majority of data that is collected within an enterprise setting is machine-generated. In other words, everything from operational data (messaging, web services, networking and other system data) to customer-facing systems and beyond. This week we talk with Splunk about its role in IT shops to supercomputers and…