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Jan
03
2018
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 3 January 2018, 03:00

It is often said that data is to the modern business what oil was to the last century: a resource in great demand. And indeed, more and more companies I talk to are realizing the importance of data as a strategic asset. They use data to drive decisions and strategies, encounter and establish new business models, and remain competitive in the market.
Why less is sometimes more
To support various workloads, such as transactional and analytical, companies often have separate databases, data warehouses, and/or data lakes. Keeping operational and analytical systems separate has long been considered a best practice to prevent analytic workloads from disrupting operational processing.
But having multiple layers often means having multiple technologies to share the workload, with, for example, one technology used to run the applications, while another technology carries out the batch analysis. In such scenarios, the data must move from transactional…

Jan
02
2018
Posted by VoltDB on Tuesday 2 January 2018, 12:04

…and What they Say About the Future

Happy 2018 everyone!

In keeping with the tradition of reflection at the start of a new year, we at VoltDB decided to take a look back at the highlights on our database blog from 2017.

Here are the top 5 performers — those most read:

  • Numbers Don’t Lie: Why the Telco Industry Needs Transformation
    If data is a business’s biggest asset, then mobile and telco providers are poised for unprecedented growth – so long as they have the ability to analyze and act on data in real-time. Making the most of vast streams of data from subscribers’ devices (think clicks, impressions, and purchases) and machine-to-machine interactions, requires a new approach to managing and extracting value from data as it enters the data pipeline.
  • Achieving Immediacy:…
Jan
02
2018
Posted by IT Peer Network on Tuesday 2 January 2018, 08:00

Using the right analytics tools is essential in getting value from today’s data. This article outlines some ways in which artificial intelligence and machine learning can help turn data, in this case manufacturing data, into business insight. It also offers tips and inspiration for those wanting to learn more about advanced analytics and what it can do.
 
There’s a lot of discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) and the ways in which advanced analytics can enhance business performance and outcomes. However, exactly how you use it and which outcomes you aim for depends a lot on the culture of your organization and the industry you work in.
Let’s take manufacturing as an example. There’s a lot of data flying around a typical auto production line or steel foundry but capturing and making sense of it all can be challenging.
Many manufacturers…

Dec
28
2017
Posted by Hazelcast Blog on Thursday 28 December 2017, 21:00

It's been a long time not posting anything to my blog. Main thing, this will change now as I have a lot to talk about over the course of the next months. Anyways let's get to business.
Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you have the feeling that

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Dec
28
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 28 December 2017, 14:37

GridGain’s technology evangelist, Akmal Chaudhri<

Dec
28
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Thursday 28 December 2017, 13:09

This blog post will cover the usage of the live data connection in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) to SAP BW/4HANA and SAP BW. To help you with your implementation you will learn about:

  • Architecture of a live data setup
  • Data privacy
  • Predictive features
  • Performance measurement and improvement


The cloud based analytics solution is a fully integrated SaaS platform which offers business…

Dec
28
2017
Posted by IT Peer Network on Thursday 28 December 2017, 08:00

Intel Corporation explores the forces driving enterprise priorities for analytics strategy and goals.
When we speak to customers about delivering in analytics, we look to be clear on one thing: that it is challenging but worth it. There can be no shortcuts on the journey for many reasons, as we discuss in our blog Prepare Your Next Step to Analytics Greatness. For many organizations, the challenge appears insurmountable, and you may ask: how on earth can my organization expect to become ‘data-centric’? Don’t you understand how many challenges we already face? And how do I know where to start and which technologies to use?
These are good questions. A starting point for the answers is that it is clearly impossible to do everything at once, so decision-makers need to prioritize their actions. Enterprises can find they are walking a tightrope, as they consider how to respond to data’s multiple impacts:

  • An evolving technology landscape.…
Dec
27
2017
Posted by MemSQL Blog on Wednesday 27 December 2017, 09:00

2017 was a good year for the database market as developers, architects, and business leaders explored what is possible with new platforms.
We covered several hot topics on the MemSQL blog including the integration with microservices, recognition by industry analysts, machine learning and image recognition, real-time geospatial analytics, and multi-tenancy in a cloud world.
Here are a few of our favorite posts from 2017.

MemSQL Meets the Microservices Architecture

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Microservices captured application developer attention in 2017 and our own Dale Deloy shared his take on how MemSQL fits this ecosystem.

Each application service component has its own independent service deployment and flexible data model. The goal is to allow developers to focus on building business logic rather than coordinating with corporate models and infrastructure…

Dec
27
2017
Posted by IT Peer Network on Wednesday 27 December 2017, 08:00

Factory automation isn’t new at Intel – we’ve been investing in improving factory processes through IT-enabled automation for decades. And the reason we continue to pursue increased automation is because the return on investment continues to be substantial. We have found that regularly upgrading our factories to use newer IT technologies provides both expanded capabilities and compliance with automation standards.

Factory Automation Plus Advanced Analytics Raises the Bar

In the last few years, we have augmented traditional factory automation capabilities, such as automated material handling and advanced analytics. Currently, our factory automation systems process about 5 billion data points per day per factory, enabling factory engineers to extract needed information in seconds instead of hours. Key factory automation capabilities deliver benefits in three areas: efficiency, speed, and yield.
Our modern, 300 mm silicon wafer factories are at least four times…

Dec
27
2017
Posted by Insights into In-Memory Computing and Real-time Analytics on Wednesday 27 December 2017, 04:06

As we begin the new year with our lists of professional resolutions and goals, it can be interesting and beneficial to hear from industry leaders about the challenges that they are facing and their approach to successfully address them. In
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Dec
26
2017
Posted by IT Peer Network on Tuesday 26 December 2017, 11:50

Intel Corporation explores the questions decision-makers need to ask when thinking about an architecture for enterprise analytics.
Given the wealth of technology options now available, deciding which analytics ‘stack’ to adopt involves a series of architectural trade-offs. In our experience of building analytics systems and working with customers to help deliver on their ambitions, we have learned the most important questions are around where to store and process data, what kinds of databases to use and how to make sure the right people have access.
On the first question, we are all faced with the reality that data can come from literally anywhere. As we outline in our guide, Five Steps to Delivering the Data-Driven Business, a first step is to understand these information flows. Once this is done, infrastructure teams must decide whether to take and…

Dec
26
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Tuesday 26 December 2017, 03:00

Earlier this year, SAP set out on a mission to better understand the biggest challenges organizations face by the ever-increasing complexity of data environments with the goal of passing along our findings to you (check out our Data 2020: State of Big Data study for results from more than 500 IT decision makers from enterprise-level companies representing several countries).  
Today, we challenge you to test your…

Dec
22
2017
Posted by IT Peer Network on Friday 22 December 2017, 15:20

With the happiest of holidays soon upon us and New Year’s right around the corner, now is an appropriate time to reflect on data center managers around the world so that all their days may be merry and bright. But wait, is that an IT staff member attempting to forecast capacity with his head buried in an MS Excel spreadsheet? And another, tiredly walking the data center with a Stanley tape measure hooked on his belt while daydreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones he used to know?
Our hearts go out to them, knowing that without accurate intel these data center managers won’t be able to take timely and appropriate actions, to say nothing about missing out on their CFOs’ figgy pudding. But they are not alone.
A recent survey indicated that nearly one in three data center managers lack sufficient actionable data to be able to make day-to-day decisions or long-term forecasting. In fact, as many as one in five data centers still rely exclusively on rack level…

Dec
22
2017
Posted by IT Peer Network on Friday 22 December 2017, 14:00

Been reading a lot of predictions about what’s ahead for retail and retail technology for 2018.
Some state the obvious. Others — wisely — sniff out long-gestating trends that will force C-level consideration and IT investment in the year ahead.
Let’s discuss one of the latter.

This year we’ll begin to see the new store

… And I’m not talking about Amazon Go.
Let’s be clear: this is not — I repeat, not — another screed about the demise of brick and mortar. This year’s ballyhoo about “Retail Armageddon” over-states and misstates the reality of a rapidly evolving industry.
And evolving — at an ever-accelerating speed — it is. In today’s Darwinian retail world, the brick-and-mortar asset is poised either for extinction or soon to blossom into a new, thriving species.
In 2018 stores will increasingly be exposed as either short-armed, lumbering, and starving in a new climate, or — depending…

Dec
21
2017
Posted by Striim on Thursday 21 December 2017, 18:32

Striim Delivers Data Pseudonymization for Streaming Data
to Accelerate GDPR Compliance

The clock is ticking fast for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to go into effect for all EU citizens on May 25th, 2018. After this commencement date, not just organizations in EU, but any company doing business with EU citizens and collecting their data will face harsh fines if they are not compliant with the GDPR laws. This extraterritorial applicability of the GDPR laws makes it especially critical for any company around the world that might (knowingly or unknowingly) collect data about EU citizens.

In the race to comply, many companies are looking to a streaming data architecture with real-time data integration and streaming analytics components to…