Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Yahoo! Japan

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Today Mellanox Technologies announced that Yahoo! Japan has deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for database acceleration at several data center sites in Japan.

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System

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“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.”

Data Quality, It’s Everybody’s Problem

Andrew Hermann, President & Director, CorSource Technology Group

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.”

Celebrity Photo Hack Shows Need for End-to-End Data Security

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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.

Imation Rolls Out NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance At VMworld

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Today at VMworld, Imation introduced the NST4000, a new hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads.

Interview: Dirk Slama on the Future and the Internet of Things

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In this special guest feature, ISC Big Data conference chair Sverre Jarp discusses the Internet of Things with Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software. In his keynote presentation on October 1, Slama will be focusing on how the IoT is enabling new business models and services, stressing particularly on the key success factors and present a framework that he believes will help enable that success.

SGI’s New German Subsidiary is an SAP Center of Excellence

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Today SGI announced that the company has opened a new subsidiary called SGI GmbH that will operate as an SAP Center of Excellence in Heidelberg, Germany as part of a strategic move to more closely support SAP business initiatives.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

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In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the new TPCx-HS benchmark for Big Data. Designed to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation methodologies, TPCx-HS is the industry’s first objective specification enabling measurement of both hardware and software including Hadoop Runtime, Hadoop Filesystem API compatible systems and MapReduce layers.

Manifest Insights: A Single Pane of Glass for your Data

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Manifest Insights is an exciting new Startup from Portland. “We are a data consulting and visualization company. We help companies gather together data from all the different sources where it may be and bring it together in a both easy to use and powerful dashboard, where they can slice and dice and view the data.”

Interview: Dolphin Speeds Business with Data Volume Management for SAP HANA

Dr. Werner Hopf

“Dolphin helps companies manage data volume and optimize processes so they can balance the performance and processing capabilities of SAP systems against the cost of running those systems. We develop a data volume management strategy so our customers can keep business critical data in SAP HANA, to get the fast efficient processing they need, and move static or business complete data on to other storage where it is still accessible. With a data volume management strategy in place, our customers are better prepared to go live on HANA and improve their return on investment.”