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Over the past three decades, industry standard bodies like the TPC and SPEC have developed several standards for performance benchmarking. These standards have been a significant driving force behind the development of faster, less expensive, and more energy efficient systems. The two most influential database benchmark standards have been: TPC-C, the industry standard for benchmarking transaction processing systems, and TPC-D and its […]
#disruptEUC: IGEL is Driving Innovation in End User Compute. Making VDI and Thin Clients Relevant and Sexy Again!
About a year and a half ago I joined IGEL, a company few people had ever heard of… and if you had heard of IGEL you were probably German and knew them as a niche thin client hardware manufacturer. Thin Clients? Why should you care? Boring dumb terminals, commodity hardware right? VDI a slow growth […]
There is a great disturbance in the Force. I have felt it…Ok, this is a bit tongue and cheek, but during the Big Data Strata Conference in New York this past September, the energy around data lakes was electric. The news coming from the event was the strongest indicator that the future is NOW. Though […]
Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. Azure RIs give you price predictability and help improve your budgeting and forecasting. Azure RIs also provide unprecedented […]
Combination of enterprise-grade Kubernetes and in-memory data analysis engine helps to build integrated big data landscapes Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the SAP® Vora™ solution on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an integrated solution that pairs enterprise-grade Kubernetes with actionable big data […]
This demo shows the Standalone Spark workload that we saw previously running on on-premises vSphere – now running on a set of 12 Worker virtual machines and 1 spark driver virtual machine on the VMware Cloud on AWS platform. A Spark cluster is started up on those 13 virtual machines from the command line and […]
Look right, look left, you’ll see a fellow CIO contemplating their AI move. Failing to act is not an option in most organizations. However, as enterprises are kicking off their AI pilots or seeing early results, the honeymoon is over as enterprises that naively celebrated the cure-all promises of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is over. Enterprises needed better data foundations. They underestimated the level of business expertise […]
Big data technologies can be extremely complex and require manual operation. If you can intelligently automate your Big Data operations then you can lower your costs, make your team more productive, scale more efficiently, and lower the risk of failure. Demandbase, creator of a targeting and personalization platform for business-to-business (B2B) companies, uses Qubole and […]
Hear how NVIDIA and Booz Allen Hamilton are partnering together to speed up detection of cybersecurity threats and train thousands of developers in deep learning from Peter Guerra, VP and Chief Data Scientist at Booz Allen. http://nvda.ws/2lFIjtA This video is via NVIDIA.
Industry standards enable fair competition and provide an objective “truth” to the customers. No one buys a car without first inquiring about its miles per gallon and vehicle safety ratings. Prior to the advent of standards, developed and administered by neutral parties, there was no way to compare different systems as each vendor would showcase […]
Former EMC, Oracle and HP exec appointed to a newly created role to lead business in the hyper-growth markets within Asia Pacific and Japan region Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, today announced the appointment of Shaun McLagan to lead the combined Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region as the Senior Vice President, APJ. Veeam has […]
Today, we are pleased to introduce a new cloud service map to help you quickly compare the cloud capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or simply migrating to Azure, you will be able to use this service map to quickly orient […]
The digital transformation has been firmly entrenched in our lives for seemingly a decade now. It is all-encompassing and everywhere to be seen. The whole thing got started with IT-specific topics like cloud computing and big data; it has gone on to change practically every business process, and entire business models, too. Business is Changing […]
Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management for HPE Storage and Big Data, explains how HPE’s partnership with Veeam helps our customers ensure the data Availability that they need 24.7.365. Learn more at https://www.veeam.com/hpe-storage-solutions.html. This video is from the fine folks at Veeam.