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Mar
08
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 8 March 2017, 14:08

Not too long ago, SAP’s core business was centered solely around applications and business processes. However, based on our constant interactions with our customers, we soon realized that they had additional needs, such as making data-driven decisions and support when it comes to performance and analytics. As a result, we knew classic databases needed to improve in the area of real-time data processing. We started to work on an in-memory database platform – and we are not talking just a basic database investment, but an entirely new approach to data management here.
With SAP HANA, companies can process and analyze large volumes of data in memory to deliver real-time insights to enterprise applications and analytic tools – enabling business users to make more informed decisions and act in the moment. SAP HANA has so-called translytical capabilities, meaning that it supports transactional and analytical workloads in real time on a single unified database without giving up…

Mar
07
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 21:00

Today’s digital transformation is driving rapid change across all industries, and its effects are profound. We are witnessing a paradigm shift with the commoditization of cloud computing and how its openness, flexibility, and scalability is driving digitalization globally. With billions of connected devices and the copious amount of data they generate, we see an ever-increasing demand to store and process distributed data in real-time.
Disruptive technologies – such as in-memory computing and machine learning – make it easier to uncover valuable information and enable companies to turn big data into smart data.
Whenever I speak to customers today, they all have the same concerns: How can we stay competitive in today’s fast pacing environment? Does our IT landscape have the high performance, computing power, flexibility, scalability, and security to meet current and future business needs?

Mar
07
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 12:35

Lately I’ve been
Corner of Soccer Field — Image by © Randy Faris/Corbis
realizing how much machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence can be applied to our sports culture. If you read my 2017 predictions blog, you’ll know that I see major implications for ML in the coming years. So let’s take a look at how we use technology in sports and fan engagement, and how that can translate to the enterprise.

Who’s choosing who’s on first?

Scouting in sports is a human pursuit. It…

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 Ampool, Inc on Tuesday 7 March 2017, 03:39

Apache Spark is a distributed computing framework with implicit parallelism and fault-tolerance. The Ampool ADS is distributed in-memory store with built-in fault-tolerance. Typically Apache Spark caches data into its executor memory for faster processing and then uses the underlying disk based stores as and when needed. The data fetched is immutable and typically it is persisted to the disk based stores and re-read for processing at later point in time or by other Spark jobs. Thus, Ampool ADS complements the Apache Spark by supporting the in-memory tables that Spark can directly access and process data from it. It eliminates the need to cache large immutable data, which is local, in Spark jobs but instead the data cached in Ampool ADS, being global, can be accessed by any Spark job at any point in time.
Ampool provides a seamless integration between its memory tables and Spark DataFrames. A Spark DataFrame is a distributed collection of data organized into named columns…

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 KurzweilAI » Blog on Sunday 5 March 2017, 21:55

(credit: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)
By Ian Lowe, Emeritus Professor, School of Science, Griffith University
It made headlines recently when the Doomsday Clock was shifted on January 26, 2017 from three minutes to midnight to a new setting of two and a half minutes to midnight.*
That is the nearest the clock has been to midnight for more than 50 years. The body responsible for the clock said the probability of global catastrophe is very high, and the actions needed to reduce the risks of disaster must be taken very soon. It should be an urgent warning to world leaders.
The idea of a Doomsday Clock was conceived by the editorial staff of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which was …

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…