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NVIDIA: Polymatica @ GTC Europe 2017 – NVIDIA Inception Startup for Big Data Processing

GTC Europe is the must-attend event of the year in Europe for developers, data scientists and senior decision-makers. Join us in Munich, October 10-12, 2017: Polymatica is a software developer of the analytical platform for Big Data processing using Data Mining algorithms and Machine Learning methods; NVIDIA Inception program member. Polymatica stands out from […]

AWS Video: Robots – The Fading Line Between Real and Virtual Worlds

Amazon Web Services
By using AWS Lambda and AWS IoT, we will create bi-directional communication between moving robots that detect collisions and a virtual world rendered in Amazon’s game engine. By using AWS IoT with the Alexa Skills Kit and the Amazon Echo, we will learn how to control the physical and virtual robots through voice. This video […]

VMware Empowers Cloud Provider Partners to Drive Innovation and Accelerate New Service Delivery

Expanded Set of Cloud Provider Offerings Enables Partners to Build, Manage and Grow their Businesses VMworld® 2017 Europe, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) unveiled new innovations to help VMware Cloud Provider™ partners migrate VMware workloads, expand service offerings to drive revenue and growth, lower cost through automation and more efficient operations, and create unique differentiation through VMware’s Cloud Provider program. Today’s news includes: […]

VMware and AWS Announce Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) Strategic Alliance Between Private and Public Cloud Leaders Delivers a Seamlessly Integrated Hybrid Cloud Early Access and Beta Customers include Brink’s, Cerner, Elemica, MIT, Moody’s, State of Louisiana, and Sysco Today at VMworld® 2017, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced the initial availability of VMware Cloud™on AWS. Born out of the strategic alliance announced in October 2016, VMware […]

Bi-modal IT – Facilitating Your Journey – Part 2

In our previous article, we discussed the deployment types within IT which tend to fall under two modes, known as Bimodal IT (read part one at bi-modal-it-facilitating-your-journey.html in this post we will discuss how these can be adopted from the perspective of the end user and how we can facilitate the transition from Mode 1 […]

Bi-modal IT – Facilitating Your Journey

Modern application development projects look significantly different from traditional application development. Therefore, a bimodal IT strategy helps categorise applications based on their value to the business, thus determining the right resources (or mode) for development and fast-tracking strategic business innovation projects. Mode 1 (The Slow Lane): Development projects related to core system maintenance, stability or efficiency. […]

In the Digital Economy, Data Has No Expiration Date

If your organization puts an expiration date on your business data, you risk extinction. As the digital economy increasingly takes hold, businesses in every industry and region are finding themselves under attack from fast moving digital disruptors. That measure every digital interaction both in real-time and trended over many years and adapt their services accordingly. […]

Gartner: Data Lake Webinar Recap

Last Thursday I presented the webinar “From Pointless to Profitable: Using Data Lakes for Sustainable Analytics Innovation” to about 300 attendees. While we don’t consider webinar polling results valid data for research publication (too many concerns about survey sampling), webinar polls can offer some interesting directional insight.I asked the audience two questions. First, I asked […]

AWS Video: Zalora Case Study – eCommerce Retailer All-In on AWS

Amazon Web Services
Zalora goes all in with its core web and mobile workloads on AWS with Amazon Redshift, EC2, Relational Database Services (RDS) and AWS Lambda. Zalora is an e-commerce platform and website that provides fashion and footwear products. The services in tandem allow the company’s operational warehouse team to analyse key metrics required to run the […]

Microsoft: Troubleshooting SCCM Database Replication Service (DRS)

Problem: SCCM Database Replication Service is not working Solution: Service Broker had been disabled on MSDB, causing SCCM DRM to fail I was recently called in to assist with a large System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) environment where the Database Replication Service (DRS) was not processing messages. As a SQL Server engineer, I’ve supported customer […]

VMware: Custom Web Development in a Crunch

Jeremy is a VMware UX designer who is genuinely passionate about interaction and visual design. He studied at the University of Georgia, where he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and MA Ed in Art Ed. An avid reader, artist and knowledge seeker, Jeremy is a consummate purveyor of all things creative, which shapes his […]

Microsoft: Gain business insights using Power BI reports for Azure Backup

Azure Backup announced the support for alerting and monitoring in August 2016. Taking it a step further, we are excited to announce preview of Azure Backup Reports using Power BI. Azure Backup Reports provide the ability to gauge backup health, view restore trends, and understand storage usage patterns across subscriptions and across vaults. More importantly, […]

Microsoft: Creating enterprise grade BI models with Azure Analysis Services

In April we announced the general availability of Azure Analysis Services, which evolved from the proven analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. The success of any modern data-driven organization requires that information is available at the fingertips of every business user, not just IT professionals and data scientists, to guide their day-to-day decisions. […]

An Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Licensing

Flexera Software
Microsoft SQL Server licensing can be complicated and even a little overwhelming at times. The purpose of this post is to cut through that complexity at an introductory level and then delve deeper in future posts. What SQL Server 2016 Editions are currently available? The previous release of SQL Server 2014 was commercially available in […]

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