With a hybrid approach to big data storage, companies can combine the high performance and speed capabilities of in-memory while solving the storage issues by putting the vast historical data sets on disk. By bridging available technologies, companies can deliver on all counts – including cost.
Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.
“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”
In this special guest feature, Andrew Herman, President of CorSource, addresses data quality, a challenge facing all companies in the age of mass data collection. “Successfully tackling data quality is imperative, and achievable with a progressive, methodical approach. Your competitors are struggling with this very issue, and the question is whether this is going to remain your problem, or just theirs.” [Read More...]
How safe is your Big Data repository? In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the recent iCloud theft of celebrity photos. Henry thinks this is simply the data breach of the week and that the real issue is the need for two-factor authentication and end-to-end security. [Read More...]
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