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Data Analytics is Headed for the Network’s Edge – Will Channel Partners Follow?

ClearSky Data
  For many organizations, big data’s quandary isn’t corralling information, but rather figuring how to actualize its value in a timely way or, in some cases, immediately. After all, what’s the point of data if not to help make discernable markers on strategy, decision making and on-the-fly operational modifications? As such, without investing in specialists […]

Citrix Helps You Say ‘Yes’ – Video

Citrix Systems
Citrix offers strategies, technology, and solutions to power digital business. We can help you say yes to cloud, secure mobility, big data, legacy infrastructure, workplace transformation and more. For more info visit

Microsoft announces major commitment to Apache Spark

This week in San Francisco, thousands of people are at Spark Summit, to explore and understand how they leverage Apache Spark to get the most out of big data. Building on our previous investments, today we are announcing an extensive commitment for Spark to power Microsoft’s big data and analytics offerings including Cortana Intelligence Suite, […]

Forrester names Cisco UCS a Leader

Recognition for Cisco UCS continues! Forrester Research recently positioned Cisco as a “Leader” in their report: The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop-Optimized Systems, Q2 2016. Built on innovation, designed for business acceleration, and engineered with scale and performance in mind, our Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data solutions continue to grow in all major […]

Diving into Apache Spark – Part 2

As we left off in our first article, we wanted to dive into the overview of what makes up an Apache Spark environment. Being so much more than just a single application, Apache Spark is comprised of multiple components. Overview of Apache Spark Components Apache Spark is comprised of the components shown in figure 2. […]

Clustering Algorithms: From Start To State Of The Art

WhatMatrix Community
It’s not a bad time to be a Data Scientist. Serious people may find interest in you if you turn the conversation towards “Big Data”, and the rest of the party crowd will be intrigued when you mention “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning”. Even Google thinks you’re not bad, and that you’re getting even better. […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 – Day 1

Wilco van Bragt
After two days of unbelievable but also exhausting CTP meeting days Citrix Synergy is really starting. The day starts logically with a general keynote. Just as the last years I will blogging my experiences of Citrix Synergy on a daily basis.The keynote was opened by Tim Minaham Citrix CMO. Tim started with some general remarks […]

Diving into Apache Spark: Part 1

Our data has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade: we have collected hoards of data about our users in Big Data solutions, like Hadoop, but we also have data stored in log files, local databases, Splunk, and more. How are we supposed to analyze this data and create a holistic view of […]

Citrix Synergy 2016 Opening Keynote Video

Citrix Systems
Citrix president and CEO Kirill Tatarinov will share his unique perspective on the digital transformation impacting the world today, how it powers new opportunities for business and enhances the way we work and live. The convergence of Cloud, Mobile and Big Data is driving a need for change in a way that can bridge the […]

Citrix and Microsoft Align to Help Businesses Embrace Digital Transformation with Cloud and Mobility

Citrix Systems
As businesses today face tectonic shifts within the global economy, success is increasingly defined by the ability to optimize the information surrounding people, organizations and devices. Today at Citrix Synergy, Citrix and Microsoft unveiled an expansion of their strategic partnership to meet the needs of the modern workforce with application and desktop virtualization in the […]

Citrix Showcases Cloud-first Innovations to Enable Unified Workspace-as-a-Service at Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix Systems
Rising global competition and accelerating innovation require businesses to become more agile and digital, harnessing the Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) to reimagine business models and change how work gets done. According to IDC, over the next 3-5 years, the percentage of enterprises with digital transformation strategies will more than double. […]

AWS X1 Instances for EC2 – Ready for Your Memory-Intensive Workloads

Amazon Web Services
Many AWS customers are running memory-intensive big data, caching, and analytics workloads and have been asking us for EC2 instances with ever-increasing amounts of memory. Last fall, I first told you about our plans for the new X1 instance type. Today, we are announcing availability of this instance type with the launch of the x1.32xlarge […]

Cisco Says Hey Big Data, what’s your problem?!

  Do you ever wish you could gather up ALL your machine data, lock it in a room, and grill it for answers until you find all the faults in your IT infrastructure? Come on Big Data, I want to identify your problems, get answers, and find new business insights. Is that too much to […]

SAP HANA on VMware vSphere – Support Status and Best Practices Summary

Since SAPHIRE 2016, SAP supports now also SAP HANA on vSphere 6 deployments for production workloads, see SAP Note 2315348 for details. The support for vSphere 6 allows customers to increase the RAM to up to 4 TB (4080 GB) of existing virtual SAP HANA systems when migrated to vSphere 6 and allows to react […]

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