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Mar
07
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 10:48

On February 22, I hosted a webinar "Boost Software and Software-as-a-Service with In-Memory Computing" where I offered insight into the advantages that in-memory computing offers to software and SaaS projects. 

Mar
07
2017
Posted by Xoriant Blog on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 05:09
Introduction

The IoT (Internet of Things) is a concept which encompasses much more than technology associated with smart homes. It contains amazingly powerful applications for the future business world and that too with built-in capability to efficiently perform data analysis to let companies to function more cost- efficiently and productively. The IoT can also enable digital transformation and drive new business models & values in all the size of companies, across almost all industries. Upon connecting people, systems, processes and assets, IoT business leaders can make better-informed decisions which can improve customer experience and competence, reduce costs and generate more revenue.
Internet of ThingsFigure 1 Internet of Things (IOT)
The figure 1 shown above borrowed from…

Mar
07
2017
Posted by My workspace on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 00:51

Apache Ignite provides a set of useful components (Hadoop accelerator) allowing for in-memory Hadoop job execution and file system operations. This in-memory plug and play accelerators can be group by in three following categories:1) MapReduce: It's an alternative implementation of Hadoop Job tracker and task tracker, which can accelerate job execution performance. It eliminates the overhead associated with job tracker and task trackers in a standard Hadoop architecture while providing low-latency, HPC-style distributed processing.2) IGFS: It's also an alternate implementation of Hadoop file system named IgniteHadoopFileSystem, which can store data in-memory. This in-memory file system minimise disk IO and improve performances.3) Secondary file system: This implementation works as a caching layer above HDFS, every read and write operation would go through this layer and can improve performance.In this blog…

Mar
07
2017
Posted by My workspace on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 00:41

In this article, author of the book "High Performance in-memory computing with Apache Ignite", discussing the use of JPA (Hibernate OGM) with Apache Ignite. Part of this article taken from the Persistence chapter of the book.UP1: The article also published in DZONE.Often the first step to developing an Enterprise information system is creating the domain model, that is, listing the entities in the domain and defining the relationships between them. A domain model is a conceptual image of the problem your system is trying to solve. Domain model elements can be linked by relationships. Usually, relational objects are represented in a tabular format, while application object model are represented in an interconnected graph of the object format. While storing and retrieving an object model from the relational database, a few…

Mar
06
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Monday 6 March 2017, 10:28

Kristin McMahon
SAP EIM Product Marketing – Senior Director
 
Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2017 takes place next week, March 6-9, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.
SAP is a Premiere Plus Sponsor at this event where “Leading in the Age of Infinite Possibilities” is the theme of the summit and SAP will be there to help the 2,500+ attendees “Rethink Your Enterprise” with a showcase of solutions providing:

Mar
05
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Sunday 5 March 2017, 21:00

Planning to attend Strata and Hadoop World, March 13–16, at the San Jose Convention Center? Make sure to:

  • Visit SAP at booth #834 to grab a beer and see our IoT kegarator in action. In addition, we have cool t-shirts and beer mugs in limited quantity—first come first served! In all seriousness, you will learn how SAP works with Big Data and Hadoop – from Big Data as a service, to in-memory distributed computing, to an ecosystem of solutions and partners to help customers get real business value from Big Data. We will also be serving pastries, chocolate dipped strawberries and sparkling wine during the…
Mar
04
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed on Saturday 4 March 2017, 09:00

"Everything fails, all the time." A humble computer scientist once said. With all the resources we have today, it is easier for us to achieve fault-tolerance than it was many decades ago when computers began playing a role in critical systems such as health care, air traffic control and financial market systems. In the early days, the thinking was to use a hardware approach to achieve fault-tolerance. It was not until the mid-nineties that software fault-tolerance became more acceptable.

Tandem Computer was one of the pioneers in building these fault-tolerant, mission-critical systems. They used a shared-nothing multi-cpu approach. This is where each CPU had its own memory- and io-bus, and all were connected through a replicated shared bus, over which the independent OS instances could communication and run in lock step. In the late seventies and early eighties, this was considered state of the…

Mar
02
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Thursday 2 March 2017, 16:53

Philip On – Vice President
SAP EIM Product Marketing
 
The digital economy is revving up and technology innovation is driving major disruption in every industry. As machines and devices get smarter, more data is being created at an exponential volume that offers meaningful insight for everything from predicting customer behavior to improving plant maintenance. Data is the fuel of the digital economy and every organization needs a way to figure out how to see the signal from the noise. Organizations that have a modern data and analytics platform to leverage all of their data and transform it into insight for action and innovation will effectively compete and win in the new digital business environment.
On Monday March 6th 2017 Gartner will be hosting their annual Data and Analytics Summit in the beautiful Grapevine, Texas. The event will be hosted at the Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center. Gartner, being one of the most qualified…

Mar
01
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 18:32

Improve information governance rule enforcement with event driven notifications from SAP Information Steward
 
This new feature in the latest release of SAP Information Steward enhances usability and transparency for both approvers and data stewards.

    • Users are notified by email when key data domain score meets a specified sensitivity setting with an attached scorecard – viewed without the necessity of logging into Information Steward
    • Scorecard can be viewed on a variety of devices and is also now accessible to non-SAP Information Steward users who have a stake in the scorecard’s data domain
    • This feature enhances the ability of the Data Steward to communicate with stakeholders, an executive sponsor for example, and helps non-stewards understand the governance event and direct appropriate action

 

Mar
01
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 17:39

Are you attending the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Texas? Learn how business leaders use data management, BI and predictive analytics to turn data into meaningful insights that improve decision making and harness digital disruption. Join SAP customers Cisco, Graphic Packaging International Inc., and Cirque du Soleil in a panel discussion on Tuesday 7 Mar at 3:45 PM – add it to your agenda here
 
Additionally, visit SAP at booth 605 to make an appointment with one of our Data Doctor experts for one-to-one advice on business and/or technical issues related to data management and a prescription to improve your information…

Mar
01
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Wednesday 1 March 2017, 12:35

On February 15, I hosted a webinar "The Apache® Ignite™ Web Console: Automating RDBMS Integration".

Feb
27
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Monday 27 February 2017, 22:23

Yesterday at Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, we announced a new name, SAP Cloud Platform, for our PaaS offering, new innovations, and an expansion of our datacenter footprint and ecosystem.
We believe the new name, SAP Cloud Platform, better represents the breadth of capabilities offered, which continue to include the powerful data services provided by SAP HANA. We now have a comprehensive set of new business services that help our customers expedite the extension and integration of SAP apps, enable innovative Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios, accelerate Big Data projects, and power Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence applications. In short – helping our customers become agile, optimized and digital enterprises.
This is an exciting time for our PaaS offering that already counts more than 6,500 customers, over 600 partners actively developing new solutions, 1000+ ready-to-use applications in the marketplace, as well as 40+ SAP business applications running…

Feb
26
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Sunday 26 February 2017, 23:00

An increasingly connected world is placing new demands on all business types – this is posing a myriad of new questions: what data do I need to collect; what is relevant; how should I interpret the information and learn from it; how do I turn insight into action; what should be automated and how; and how do I continuously adapt to manage risk or take advantage of new opportunities?
 
The answer for SAP is SAP Cloud Platform – an agility layer that allows businesses to collect, manage, analyse and leverage information of all types, to extend and connect to business systems, and to innovate new edge scenarios to allow the business to continuously adapt and advance. SAP is making a significant investment and push with SAP Cloud Platform and this provides a tremendous opportunity for our…

Feb
26
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Sunday 26 February 2017, 21:00

You might be wondering, what’s SAP Cloud Platform? Is it another SAP platform but cloud based? What happened to SAP HANA Cloud Platform? Are they one and the same? The answer is simple, SAP HANA Cloud Platform is now SAP Cloud Platform—and for good reason (or I should say three reasons?). While it may be tempting to think we marketers are “at it again” with name changes, let me tell you why this is a legitimate rebranding exercise.
Reason #1 – SAP HANA all the time!
At the airports, on television, you see it everywhere—SAP HANA has become a strong brand that has received wide-spread recognition in the business and technology world. Yes, as a marketer for SAP Cloud Platform, we often felt like the 3rd child in a family of 6 kids, overshadowed by our older siblings (SAP S/4 HANA, SAP HANA, and so on), and vying for more attention.
But seriously, SAP Cloud Platform has outgrown the name with “HANA” in it because it isn’t just about in-memory database…

Feb
24
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed on Friday 24 February 2017, 20:00

In Reliable Distribution Systems, we need to handle different failure scenarios. Many of those deal with message loss and process failure. However, there is a class of scenarios that deal with malfunctioning processes, which send out conflicting information. The challenge is developing algorithms that can reach an agreement in the presence of these failures.

Lamport described that he was frustrated with the attention that Dijkstra had gotten for describing a computer science problem as the story of dining philosophers. He decided the best way to attract attention to a particular distributed systems problem was to present it in terms of a story; hence, the Byzantine Generals.

Abstractly, the problem can be described in terms of a group of generals of the Byzantine army, who camped with their troops around an enemy city. Communicating only by messenger, the…