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Peek Inside a Hybrid Cloud for Big Genomics Data

Mar 30, 2015 |

Genomics, or the study of human genes, holds an enormous promise to improve the health of people. However, at 80GB to 250GB per sequenced genome, the sheer size of genomics data poses a considerable storage and processing challenge. To keep costs in check, Inova Translational Medical Institute (ITMI) adopted a hybrid cloud architecture for its ongoing genomics studies. ITMI is a branch of the non-profit Inova hospital network in the Washington D.C. area that received 150 million in funding by Read more…

The 2013 Big Data Year in Review

Dec 20, 2013 |

While still in its infancy, the big data technology trend has made a lot of substantial progress since it gained traction at the beginning of this decade. The year 2013 was a big year with advances being made in virtually every quarter of the space. In this feature, we take a look at some of the significant trends that have crossed our desks in the past year — wrapped up and presented to you with a pretty bow. Out with the old, in with the new — it’s the Datanami 2013 Year in Review!

What Can Enterprises Learn From Genome Sequencing?

Mar 25, 2013 |

Data sets are exploding in traditional sciences as the data becomes cheaper and cheaper to process and the scope of the research expands. Can enterprises learn from the data pioneering happening in genomic research?

SGI Spreads Strategic Wings with DataRaptor

Nov 2, 2012 |

SGI hopes DataRaptor will aid companies in building applications based on the MarkLogic operational database. The company’s Bill Mannell, who was joined by IDC’s Steve Conway, drew parallels between high performance systems, big data and the new breed of applications that are…

This Week’s Big Data Big Seven

Jun 15, 2012 |

We wrap up this week with news about a new high performance, data-intensive supercomputer from SGI, new Hadoop announcements, including those from Hortonworks, Datameer, and Karmasphere, some software enhancements for big data infrastructure from ScaleOut and some other startup goodness–all with an eye on next week’s International….

News In Brief

A Gateway to Unstructured Data

Apr 24, 2013 |

The ability to access the recent explosion of unstructured data, in the forms of social media data as well as video and audio files, can be limited. SGI, with their planned release of the InfinteStorage Gateway on June 15, hopes to quicken that access, with the goal being to provide a single universal place from which to draw all sorts of media types and files.

Finding SGI’s Needle with UV Big Brain

Apr 16, 2013 |

Two intuitively simple processes, searching and comparing, require two quite different skill sets when applied to large datasets. By literally moving a haystack around, SGI CTO Eng Lim Goh demonstrated the capabilities of the company’s UV Big Brain to accomplish both tasks.

SGI Plants Big Data Seeds in HPC

Jan 31, 2013 |

Mannel and Conway talked this week about SGI and their various big data functions. Their focus was specifically data-intensive high performance computing, otherwise known as high performance data analytics (HPDA). The talk touched on both the rise of big data within HPC and how SGI has molded to that.

One Giant Leap for Psychohistory

Sep 11, 2012 |

SGI’s UV2, which it touts as the world’s largest in-memory data mining system, is behind a recent project to “map the world according to Wiki” and reveal insights about the connections between history, society and geography. The researcher behind the project who is known for his….

SGI Claims Performance Boost for Big Data

Mar 7, 2012 |

This week technical computing company SGI announced that it would be updating its HPC product lines with the newest Xeon family, stating that this is an important move for customers with data-intensive computing needs, not just those in….

This Just In

SGI Announces Partnership with GIS Federal and NVIDIA

Apr 16, 2014 |

SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced a partnership with GIS Federal, a supplier of high performing innovative solutions for big data, cloud computing and intuitive tools across all intelligence disciplines and NVIDIA, a pioneer in digital computing. The partnership will power a GAIA distributed database for the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), to rapidly render complicated geospatial features and heat maps, providing real-time actionable insights with the goal of saving lives during military operations.

Wipro and SGI Partner to Expand Market Presence in India

Mar 13, 2014 |

Wipro Ltd., a leading global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company and SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, announced a strategic partnership to expand market presence in India. SGI has appointed Wipro as its master Authorised Service Provider (ASP). This partnership will enable SGI customers and partners based in India to access enhanced support and maintenance services.

Jorge Titinger Named CEO of the Year in the Operational Effective Category

Feb 12, 2014 |

Jorge Titinger, president and chief executive officer of SGI, has been announced as one of the winners in the prestigious CEO World Awards program. The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services. Jorge was named CEO of the World in the Operational Effective Category.

SGI and Cognilytics Partner

Feb 6, 2014 |

SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, and Cognilytics, a global provider of Big Data and Advanced Analytics solutions and the winner of the SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2014 for Platform Solutions, announced a partnership to help enterprises monetize their data as a strategic asset.

SGI Announces Global Big Data Educational Tour

Jan 28, 2014 |

SGI will host SGI Big Data U — a global complimentary lunch event to discuss the hottest topic in technology today, Big Data. The multi-city tour will provide a forum to discuss the leading Big Data challenges — volume, variety and velocity and how enterprise and government organizations can better understand their customers to grow revenue, lower costs, gain competitive advantage and derive valuable insights from their increasing volumes of data.