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Does InfiniBand Have a Future on Hadoop?

Aug 4, 2015 |

Hadoop was created to run on cheap commodity computers connected by slow Ethernet networks. But as Hadoop clusters get bigger and organizations press the upper limits of performance, they’re finding that specialized gear, such as solid state drives and InfiniBand networks, can pay dividends. InfiniBand was released to the world in 2000 as a faster networking protocol than TCP/IP, the primary protocol used in Ethernet networks. Thanks to its use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), InfiniBand allows a computer to Read more…

Deep Dive Into HP’s New HPC & Big Data Business Unit

Jun 5, 2015 |

When HP finally divides into two pieces – HP Inc. (PCs and printers) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (servers and services) – how will the HPC portfolio fare? Views vary of course. The split is meant to let the ‘new’ companies shed distraction and sharpen focus. HPC will live within HP Enterprise, but perhaps surprisingly not by itself. Instead HPC is being combined with big data into a single global business unit, HPC & Big Data, created in March and led Read more…

A Shoebox-Size Data Warehouse Powered by GPUs

Apr 22, 2015 |

When it comes to big data, the size of your computer definitely matters. Running SQL queries on 100 TB of data or joining billions of records, after all, requires horsepower. But organizations with big data aspirations are increasingly able to satisfy their data processing needs with much smaller computers, thanks to the dense power boost provided by GPUs. Graphic processing units were initially adopted by gamers to drive graphics in video games (hence the acronym). As the game developers delivered Read more…

Rating the Advanced Analytics Vendors

Feb 27, 2015 |

There are several ways you can go about obtaining the advanced analytic capabilities needed to extract insights from large amounts of data. You can outsource the whole thing to a services firm, you can buy pre-built applications for a specific industry, or you can buy tools that will let you build what you need. Last week, Gartner rated the top 16 such build-it-yourself tools in the advanced analytics category. The “Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms” that Gartner delivered last Read more…

Hybrid Analytics Yield Big Data Flexibility

Nov 5, 2014 |

You have a lot of choices when it comes to data analytics. Should you run on the cloud or on-premise? Use samples of data or the whole enchilada? Structured or unstructured? Traditional tech or Hadoop? Data scientist with Ph.Ds. or business analysts with MBAs? Typically, one would pick an approach and stick with it. But increasingly, users can take a hybrid approach that mixes different technologies and methodologies and personnel to best suit their needs. Gartner analyst Mark Beyer is Read more…

News In Brief

Predictive Analytics Now In Reach Of the Average Enterprise, Forrester Says

Apr 7, 2015 |

The average enterprise is better positioned than ever to take advantage of advanced analytic software, says Forrester Research, which put out its annual power rankings for advanced analytic tool vendors last week. “Good news! Predictive analytics is within easy reach for all enterprises if they choose the right big data predictive analytics solution to meet their needs,” write Forrester analysts in the company’s latest Forrester Wave for Big Data Predictive Analytics Solutions. Predictive analytics is a “business game changer” that Read more…

Data Agnosticism Part of Dell’s Quest

Mar 7, 2013 |

According to Dell, data agnosticism is central to getting organizations from data to analysis quicker. We caught up with Joanna Schloss, product marketing manager at Dell, who explained why.

Why Big Data Means Reinventing Invention

May 23, 2012 |

In the wake of today’s news of massive layoffs at HP and dismal returns on expectations at other mainstream IT giants, including Dell, it seemed fitting to look at the ways the needs of businesses and consumers are shifting from the era of the machine to that of the data-driven…

Inside Europe’s “Super Data Cluster”

Apr 30, 2012 |

Climate and atmospheric data is the key to solving complex global warming mysteries, understanding weather and global climate trends, and interpreting atmospheric events and their implications. As the number of sources grow, resources like Europe’s “super-data-cluster” the….

Hadoop Events Crowd 2012 Calendar

Jan 27, 2012 |

If this is indeed the “Year of Hadoop” then it stands to reason this should also be the year of Hadoop-flavored events. In true form, Hadoop conferences in 2012 are growing in number, as are user groups, training sessions and workshops to….

This Just In

Dell Acquires StatSoft

Mar 24, 2014 |

Dell today announced the acquisition of StatSoft, a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions that deliver a wide range of data mining, predictive analytics and data visualization capabilities. StatSoft combines comprehensive statistical analysis with advanced analytics to help organizations better understand their businesses, predict change, increase agility and control critical systems.

Nexenta to Showcase Latest Software-Defined Storage Solutions at Dell World

Dec 10, 2013 |

Nexenta, the global leader of Software-Defined Storage (SDS) (#softwaredefinedstorage) solutions, today announced it will showcase its enterprise class, hardware-independent storage software at the Dell World IT Conference in Austin, TX, December 11 – 13, Kiosk #1E2B.

Altibase to Exhibit HDB In-Memory Database at Dell World

Dec 5, 2013 |

Dell World is a critical venue that will address the future direction of IT for global enterprises. Dell servers are ideal for Altibase to further grow its innovative In-Memory solutions in today’s demanding data-centric world. The event will showcase Altibase’s maturity, reliability and unmatched expertise in the In-Memory Database field.