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Analytics Big Role in New Healthcare Model

Jul 28, 2015 |

Big data analytics is having a transformative impact on almost every industry it touches. But when it comes to the $3-trillion healthcare industry, the impact is personal in more ways than one. For a look at how analytics is impacting healthcare, let’s take a look at Premise Health. Formed by the June 2014 merger between two workplace clinic companies, Premise Health is now the nation’s largest provider of employer-based onsite healthcare services. Premise Health has more than 500 clinics nationwide, Read more…

Teradata Supports CDH and HDP with New Hadoop Appliance

Jul 9, 2015 |

Teradata today announced that customers can get its Hadoop Appliance pre-loaded with a distribution from either Cloudera or Hortonworks. The fifth generation of the analytics giant’s appliance also features more configuration options, including different types of nodes designed to run different workloads. Even though Hadoop was designed to run on low-cost, commodity Lintel servers that most IT folks are familiar with, some customers still don’t want to deal with the cost and hassle of procuring their own cluster to get Read more…

The Real-Time Future of Data According to Jay Kreps

Jul 8, 2015 |

When Jay Kreps helped develop Kafka several years back, the LinkedIn engineer was just happy to replace a batch messaging process with a new data pipeline that worked in real-time. Fast forward to July 2015, and the CEO of Confluent is talking about transforming how businesses think about and use data. If you haven’t heard about Apache Kafka yet, you likely will soon. At the simplest level, the open source software is a next-generation messaging bus for big data, providing Read more…

Inside WebTrends’ Big Data Analytics Pipeline

Jul 1, 2015 |

WebTrends has been collecting and analyzing Web data on behalf of its customers since it was founded way back in 1993. Considering the exponenetial growth of the Net since then, it’s not a stretch to say WebTrends was doing big data before big data was a “thing.” But following the recent creation of a data analytics pipeline built with technologies like Hadoop, Spark, and Kafka, the company is taking its big data analytic services to a whole new level. WebTrends Read more…

DDN Tackles Enterprise Storage Needs as ‘Wolfcreek’ Looms

Jun 30, 2015 |

When it comes to keeping supercomputers fed with data, there are few storage makers that can keep up with DataDirect Networks. But increasingly, DDN is feeling pressure from enterprises that are struggling to keep up with the ongoing data explosion and mixed I/O workloads. That’s where DDN’s forthcoming high-end storage array for the broader enterprise market, codenamed “Wolfcreek,” comes into play. Wolfcreek is DDN‘s next generation converged architecture for enterprise customers. The system borrows technology from DDN’s SFA12k line of Read more…

News In Brief

NIH Effort Looks to Compress Big Genomics Data

Jul 10, 2015 |

The steady progress being made in “precision,” or genomic medicine is bringing with it a growing need to get a better handle on soaring data volumes. For example, a single human genome sequence constitutes a roughly 140-gigabyte data file. In an effort to get its arms around genomic and other data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a $1.3 million contract to researchers at the University of Illinois and Stanford University to develop new data compression approaches. The Read more…

Zettaset Patents Data Access Approach

Jun 26, 2015 |

Big data security specialist Zettaset said it has been awarded a U.S. patent for a technique designed to boost data access and performance in distributed computing frameworks like Hadoop and NoSQL. Zettaset said this week the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for its DiamondLane technology on June 23. The U.S. patent covers “distributed storage medium management for heterogeneous storage media in high availability clusters” (U.S. Patent No. 9,063,939-B2). Zettaset, Mountain View, Calif., said DiamondLane could be used Read more…

Lockheed Martin, Data Vendors Team on Secure Spy Database

Jun 25, 2015 |

Geospatial intelligence is among the hottest and most data-intensive tools being used by U.S. military analysts to sweep up huge amounts of satellite and other sensor imagery. This highly classified data is often combined with other emerging intelligence sources like social media. Much of the satellite imagery is highly classified to shield prying eyes from capabilities like image resolution and operational details like spectrum frequencies being used. Hence, there is a growing need for advanced databases with multiple levels of Read more…

Dell Upgrades Toad Database Tools

Jun 23, 2015 |

Dell Software unveiled a series of database tool upgrades this week aimed at easing the management of data across a variety of platforms. Dell promotes its Toad database tool family as agnostic toward data and data management. The updates are designed to simplify the automation of development operations while whipping data into shape for analysis and reporting. The upgrades also are intended to provide greater flexibility in choosing a database platform. The company said the upgrades come in response to Read more…

Apache Spark: Now Offered on Amazon EMR

Jun 22, 2015 |

The number of places you can run Apache Spark increases by the week, and last week hosting giant Amazon Web Services announced that it’s now offering Apache Spark on its hosted Hadoop environment. The addition of Spark will give Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) customers access to another big data processing engine to run, in addition to the ones already running, including Hive, Pig, HBase, Presto, and Impala, among others. While this is not the first time Apache Spark has graced Read more…

This Just In

Fortune 1000 Customers Move to Primary Storage on Violin’s Flash Storage Platform

Jul 17, 2015 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 17 — Violin Memory, Inc., a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced four new Fortune 1000 customer wins and deployments for its Flash Storage Platform (FSP), the ultimate enterprise storage solution for the consolidation and simplification of next generation data center workloads, delivering continuous data protection and the highest performance storage at the lowest CAPEX and OPEX possible today. Ranked by revenue, Fortune Magazine’s top 1,000 companies Read more…

Dot Hill Secures Patent for RealStream High Performance Software Technology

Jul 16, 2015 |

LONGMONT, Colo., July 16 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a trusted supplier of innovative enterprise-class storage systems, today announced that it has been awarded a patent related to the company’s RealStream software technology. Dot Hill RealStream software triples data ingest throughput while handling more than 5,000 parallel data streams for heavy-duty Internet traffic workloads. Layered on top of Dot Hill’s next-generation RealStor operating system, RealStream technology is available in Dot Hill AssuredSAN arrays. RealStream software benefits “always-on” bandwidth-intensive applications across a variety of market segments by managing many simultaneous ingest Read more…

HP Introduces New Software Offerings

Jul 8, 2015 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8 — HP today announced the availability of two software solutions that help businesses leverage advanced analytics and policy management technology to address the rising information management, governance, and data storage challenges resulting from the growth of big data. HP ControlPoint and HP Storage Optimizer help organizations lower data storage costs, drive stronger compliance and information governance initiatives, and accelerate their path to hybrid cloud environments. With unstructured (human-generated) data volumes increasing 43% annually1 and shrinking IT budgets, organizations are being forced to rethink how, where and what information Read more…

MapR Teams With Google Cloud Platform

Jun 24, 2015 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, announced it has teamed with Google Cloud Platform to provide $500 of credit to spend on Google Cloud Platform services for each registrant with its free Hadoop On-Demand Trainingprogram. With more than 25,000 professionals already enrolled in the program, this new incentive gives students an opportunity to complete labs using Google’s industry-leading cloud infrastructure at no charge, further supporting Hadoop skills development. The $500 credit Read more…

NetApp Expands All-Flash Storage Array Line

Jun 23, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 23 — NetApp today expanded its all-flash storage array line with new models tailored for enterprise buyers. The All Flash FAS (AFF) 8000 series packs world-class performance and the industry’s best data management in a single solution. It ships with NetApp Data ONTAP FlashEssentials innovations, which increase flash performance and efficiency. All-flash storage changes the way companies do business by dramatically speeding application performance and improving server efficiency. The all-flash choices available from other vendors today, however, lack core enterprise Read more…