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The Executives Guide to Big Data & Apache Hadoop [ Source: MapR ]

September 2014- benchmarks that you can use to confirm that Big Data has indeed arrived in your organization, along with some suggestions about how to proceed. The intended audience for this book includes executives, IT leader and business analysts.

The Future of B2B Integration [ Source: IBM ]

April 2014- The world of business is changing. In the future, supply chains will be increasingly complex, with more trading partner data and a greater need for real-time business processes. As a result, business-to-business integration (B2Bi) requirements will become increasingly important to business success.

Implementing B2Bi capabilities that can meet the capacity, volume, flexibility and speed requirements of tomorrow?s business environment will not be easy: organizations will need to be able to ...

Data Management Decisions: Five Direct Questions [ Source: Peak 10, Inc. ]

March 2014- Peak 10 supports Microsoft® Windows Server.

The market is full of buzz about cloud computing, and with it come sweeping claims about simplicity and savings. Deciding to migrate some or all database management to a cloud hosting provider, however, is a more complex undertaking than conventional wisdom may suggest.

This paper addresses five primary questions posed by technology leaders as they assess their data management options. We address the true cost ...

Data Quality Issues in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) [ Source: BDNA ]

March 2014- A Configuration Management Database is only as good as the data inside it. Unfortunately, most CMDBs are filled with data that's outdated, inconsistent, or incomplete.

This report highlights the findings of a close look at the data sources and patterns in the IT hardware and software market. What a careful look at the numbers tells us is this: data in most CMDBs is not clean - and without clean data, you cannot get ...

How Flash Storage Changes Everything [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Pure Storage set out with a simple mission: to create a purpose-built storage array that overcomes these barriers. The result is the Pure Storage FlashArray and its tightly-coupled software, the Purity Operating Environment.

When compared to a disk array, the FlashArray is:
10X faster (on both IOPS and latency);
10X more efficient in power, space, and cooling;
More reliable on enterprise workloads;
So simple that it installs in minutes; ...

Siemens Redefines Efficiency With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Server consolidation stalled due to storage performance limits
IO-intensive Oracle database would not consolidate with other applications
Multiple instances of virtual applications plus the Oracle DB

Consolidated 30 servers to 5
23% increase in Oracle performance after virtualization
6.7-to-1 data reduction
Provisioning time reduced by 4x
2x increase in VMware snapshot release time

Gartner 2013 Cool Vendor Report with Flash for All - Competitive Differentiation with Flash Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Learn how every business can improve efficiency, compete better, and deliver compelling user experiences with flash. You'll also gain access to Gartner's 2013 Cool Vendor Report

Download our ebook and learn how you can:
Improve efficiency
Compete better
Deliver compelling user experiences

Using All-Flash Arrays to Solve Tier-1 Database Problems [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014- Latency is the life-blood of any database application. When transactions slow, it is often a direct result of disk contention at the storage layer driving-up storage I/O latency, which directly translates into slower transactions and a slower end-user experience.

Moving to an all-flash architecture for your database affords immediate and obvious performance benefits, but also introduces a whole host of operational benefits:
Simplify operations
Eliminate tuning
Provide a price ...

San Jose Sharks Score Big With Pure Storage [ Source: Pure Storage ]

March 2014-
Legacy disk-based SAN performance plummeted with the addition of just 10 VDI users.
The management complexities of the legacy disk-based SAN did not allow for a "set-it-and-forget-it" operation, but the organization required simplicity.

Currently supporting 250 virtual desktops, with more to be deployed
Reduced latency to sub-millisecond
Dramatically simplified storage management
Achieved 12-to-1 data reduction

Key Elements of a Holistic Cloud Strategy [ Source: VMware ]

January 2014- IT leaders who adopt a holistic approach to developing and deploying an enterprise cloud strategy are reporting greater adoption, improved governance, fewer integration and security issues, and higher technology ROI. Click though this infographic to see how each piece of the puzzle supports your transition to the cloud.

The Case for Business Analytics in Midsize Firms [ Source: IBM ]

December 2013- This white paper by INC. and sponsored by IBM outlines how affordable solutions and easy implementation put the transformational power of business analytics within reach of almost any organization. Featuring John Lucas, Former Director of Operations, Cincinnati Zoo

End-to-end Master Data Management [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- Discover how a Master Data Management (MDM) strategy is key to unlocking the value of your company's product data. It provides critical business processes with timely, accurate and complete information about product; helping to generate better results regardless of the business need. MDM offers a clear and concise understanding of your product data from the collaborative authoring use case to the real-time operational use of the product data for managing catalogs, bundles and multi-channel commerce ...

IBM Teradata Compared: A Total Cost of Ownership Study [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- This analyst written white paper compares two of the market leaders, IBM and Teradata, along with their competing products - IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology and Teradata's Data Warehouse Appliance 2700. The report compares three-year costs of ownership between the respective products.

IBM PureSystems: A family of Expert Integrated Systems Pure Expertise [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- The time has come for a new way forward, one that combines the flexibility of general-purpose systems, the elasticity of cloud and the simplicity of an appliance tuned to the workload. When expertise is integrated throughout your enterprise, the experience and economics of IT will fundamentally change. You could improve the productivity of your IT operations staff by up to 20 percent. You could shift another 10 percent of your IT budget from systems-maintenance initiatives to revenue ...

Operational Analytics From A to Z [ Source: IBM ]

November 2013- As the market demands faster and more accurate responses to opportunities and threats, operational analytics is becoming the foundation for real-time decision making. The paper outlines the business value and technological foundations of operational analytics.

Make Better Decision Faster with Business Analytics on IBM Power Systems [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- Watson's success in the Jeopardy! challenge was inspiring, but the business impact of optimized systems design is just beginning. With smarter analytics solutions optimized on IBM Power Systems, you can put Watson's technology to work.

In-memory processing - Enhancing performance and analytics capabilities [ Source: IBM ]

October 2013- The amount of data that users need to analyze for insights is growing by leaps and bounds. To make sense of that data, business analytics and business intelligence (BI) applications use a great deal of processing power, which can affect their performance. This is of little interest to business users, analysts and executives, all of whom expect to be able to access, analyze and process the data and intelligence they need as rapidly as possible. <...

Big data and analytics for a holistic customer journey [ Source: IBM ]

September 2013- This white paper offers an in-depth discussion on how you can use big data analytics to enhance experience while boosting the bottom line. It includes informative case studies on how other companies have used big data analytics to delight their customers. And it helps you understand which IBM bigdata solutions might support your own company's initiatives in digital marketing, multichannel engagement, and customer experience optimization.

Delivering OLTP Database Technology Aimed at Optimal Business Outcomes: IBM PureData for Transactions [ Source: IBM ]

September 2013- In this whitepaper IDC writes:
"Most enterprise datacenters are so cluttered with individually constructed servers, including database servers, that staff time is largely taken up with just the maintenance of these systems. As a result, IT service to business users suffers, and the agility of the enterprise suffers. Integrated systems represent an antidote to this problem. By dramatically reducing the amount of setup and maintenance time for the applications and databases they support, integrated ...

IBM Business Process Management for SAP Implementations [ Source: IBM ]

August 2013- This white paper looks at the challenges you might face with your SAP implementation and examines the reasons. It explains how you can help enable the optimization of the business value of your SAP implementation by using a business process management (BPM) approach. It then suggests how IBM business process management tools are designed to integrate with your SAP implementation to help enable process innovation and optimized business value.

Delivering Exceptional Information Solutions Using Dell Toad Business Intelligence Suite [ Source: Dell ]

July 2013- More than 80: of all IT projects fail - but how is it that some IT specialists deliver spectacular results every single time? What are they doing differently? In this new white paper, discover tips, tricks and little known best practices for amazing solutions, regardless of the project scope. See how to grab a competitive edge! Get your copy of this paper today.

InfoSphere Information Server for Big Data [ Source: IBM ]

June 2013- Every day, the world creates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. Enterprises know that this data holds valuable information - but extracting meaningful insights out of all the noise can be quite a challenge. In order to capitalize on their big data, companies must successfully deal with the "four V's:" variety, volume, velocity and veracity. Fortunately, enterprise-class data governance and data integration tools, like IBM InfoSphere Information Server, can help organizations overcome the challenges of big data ...

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Learn about the latest security intelligence solution combining IBM Security QRadar SIEM and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights technologies helping organizations address the most vexing security challenges, including advanced persistent threats, fraud and insider threats. The solution allows security analysts to extend their analysis well beyond typical security data using real-time correlation for continuous insight, custom analytics across massive structured data (such as security device alerts, operating system logs, and network flows) and unstructured data (such as ...

Driving Business Innovation: 4 Ways Expert Integrated Systems Transform the IT Service Lifecycle [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- Business innovation and agility depend on the speed, efficiency and excellence with which IT can deliver new capabilities to end-users. But delivering these capabilities requires a complex process that extends from app development and testing through deployment and management in the data center.

Read this UBM Tech ebook to learn how expert integrated systems speed up and simplify previously slow, costly and error-prone IT processes, enabling nimble responses to the escalating demands of ...

Three Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- News headlines about the increasing frequency of information and identity theft have focused awareness on data security and privacy breaches - and their consequences. In response to this issue, regulations have been enacted around the world. Although the specifics of the regulations may differ, failure to ensure compliance can result in significant financial penalties, criminal prosecution and loss of customer loyalty. In addition, the information explosion, the proliferation of endpoint devices, growing user volumes, and ...

Application Testing Strategies in the IBM z/OS Environment [ Source: IBM ]

May 2013- The IBM z/OS mainframe environment has earned a reputation for superior application performance, availability and data security while managing extremely large volumes of application data. To maintain a competitive advantage, organizations that manage their mission-critical operations on the IBM System z platform must continually look for improvements in technology, processes and best practices.

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