Annual predictions are like relatives at a cocktail party: once you introduce them, you never know if they’ll flatter or embarrass you. But that doesn’t stop thought leaders, analysts and other subject matter experts from laying their reputations on the line every year for our education. Here is a
Unified management tooling is important for low lifecycle cost of ownership and high administrator productivity. Appliances are workload-optimized systems, but they still require human administrators to oversee a wide range of workload management and other optimization, troubleshooting and
An appliance is a fit-for-purpose, repeatable node within your broader big-data architecture. Many appliances will be optimized to support various mixes of big-data workloads, while others will be entirely specialized to a particular function that they perform with lightning speed and elastic
Big data is evolving into a cloud ecosystem. For example, it’s clear that Hadoop has already proven its core role in the big data ecosystem: as a petabyte-scalable staging, transformation, pre-processing and refinery cloud for unstructured content and embedded execution of advanced analytics.
Big data is, fundamentally, a cloud-computing approach to advanced analytics and data management. The images that come to mind when somebody says “cloud computing” are a) increasingly sprawling server farms and b) increasingly huge server racks arranged in endless rows within these farms. These “
Fiserv, a leader in the financial services industry, is using an IBM InfoSphere Warehouse solution built on IBM DB2 as part of a solution to turn billions of transactions into actionable insights that help banks better target offers and maximize their marketing dollars. The use of cloud