Tag: IBM

IBM Storage Breakthrough Paves Way for 330TB Tape Cartridges

Aug 7, 2017 |

IBM announced last week a new record for magnetic tape storage that it says will keep tape storage density on a Moore’s law-like path far into the next decade. In collaboration with Sony, IBM scientists recorded 201 gigabits on one square inch of prototype magnetic tape, achieving a 20x improvement over the areal density used in current state of the art enterprise tape drives. Read more…

How to Finance a SaaS Solution

Jul 17, 2017 |

The way clients order and pay for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions continues to evolve. While many SaaS offerings are available on a month-to-month basis, most enterprise deals offer a discount for pre-paid multi-year contracts. Read more…

IBM Throws In with Hortonworks’ Hadoop

Jun 13, 2017 |

IBM and Hortonworks will distribute each other’s products as part of a major extension of their strategic partnership unveiled today at Hortonworks DataWorks Summit/Hadoop Summit in San Jose, California.

As part of the deal, IBM will distribute HortonworksRead more…

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

May 10, 2017 |

A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks to hours with a new, distributed version of TensorFlow running on clusters. Read more…

Speed: The No. 1 Reason to Adopt Graph Tech

Apr 26, 2017 |

Organizations that have adopted graph databases cite high performance as the technology’s top benefit, according to the “State of Graph Databases” study, which IBM released today.

IBM worked with the survey company TechValidate to assess the use of graph database technology among nearly 1,400 entrepreneurs and developers around the world. Read more…

IBM Bare Metal Cloud Targets AI with New P100 GPUs

Apr 5, 2017 |

IBM announced today that it will be adding Nvidia P100 graphics processors to its Bluemix cloud later this month, becoming the “first major global cloud vendor” to provide the high-end “Pascal” GPUs. Read more…

Hortonworks Touts Hive Speedup, ACID to Prevent ‘Dirty Reads’

Apr 4, 2017 |

If you’re considering using Hadoop for SQL-based analytics and BI, you’ll be interested in the latest news out of Hortonworks, which today unveiled a new release of its flagship data platform that boasts a fast new release of Apache Hive, as well as a new ACID merge function that can prevent “dirty reads.” Read more…

IBM: We’re the Red Hat of Deep Learning

Jan 26, 2017 |

IBM today took the wraps off a new release of PowerAI, the prepackaged bundle of deep learning frameworks that debuted last fall. With the addition of Google’s TensorFlow framework, the company says its AI business model is starting to resemble the Linux distributor Red Hat. Read more…

Why Wait? Acquire the analytics solutions you need now. Defer payments until 2017.

Oct 24, 2016 |

The last quarter of the year is a time when many businesses and organizations face two competing challenges: building out analytics solutions and infrastructure to deal with a surge in new opportunities, and managing to budgets that have been depleted or tapped out completely.  Read more…

IBM Challenges Amazon S3 with Cloud Object Store

Oct 12, 2016 |

IBM Thursday took the wraps off a new multi-tenant cloud-based object storage system that it claims is 25% cheaper than Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3). In addition to being cheaper, Big Blue claims its more reliable and secure. Read more…