IBM Introduces Elastic Storage on Cloud

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IBM is announcing a new software defined storage-as-a-service on IBM SoftLayer, code named Elastic Storage on Cloud, that gives organizations access to a fully-supported, ready-to-run storage environment, which includes SoftLayer bare metal resources and high performance data management and allows organizations to move data between their on-premise infrastructure and the cloud.

Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

IBM and Real-Time Big Data in Critical Care and Treatment

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From premature babies to traumatic brain injuries in adults, critically-ill patients often hang in a precarious balance between stabilizing and taking a turn for the worse. Doctors and nurses work tirelessly to keep track of data from heart monitors, respirators, and other machines to help restore health. But it’s not just the amount of healthcare-related data that seems to be growing exponentially — so is the pace needed to analyze it.

Big Data Camp 2014 in Review

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It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.

Spuul Selects Aspera, an IBM Company, to Speed the Transfer of Big Data

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IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced that Spuul, a leading video streaming service for Indian films and TV shows, has deployed Aspera to quickly upload high-definition video content to its streaming portal.

Georgia’s Flint River Partnership Selects IBM for Data-Driven Agriculture Solutions

The Flint River Partnership and IBM recently announced a collaboration to deploy innovative conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent.

Mellanox Collaborates with IBM to Speed In-Memory Data Grids

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Today Mellanox announced a collaboration with IBM to deliver a high-performance infrastructure for NoSQL Databases and In-Memory Data Grids.

Slidecast: IBM Fellows Tackle Grand Challenges of Big Data

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“A common thread for many of this year new IBM Fellows is their commitment to developing solutions and practical applications in the field of Big Data and Analytics. IBM is a leader in the space – with 1500 Big Data and Analytics-related patents in 2013 alone, and $24 billion in investments since 2005 through both acquisitions and R&D – and these fellows maintain the drumbeat of momentum that has made IBM number one in Big Data market share for the second year running.”

IBM Goes Deep for Big Data Market with POWER8 Open Server Innovation

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“This is the first truly disruptive advancement in high-end server technology in decades, with radical technology changes and the full support of an open server ecosystem that will seamlessly lead our clients into this world of massive data volumes and complexity,” said Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President, IBM Systems and Technology Group. “There no longer is a one-size-fits-all approach to scale out a data center. With our membership in the OpenPOWER Foundation, IBM’s POWER8 processor will become a catalyst for emerging applications and an open innovation platform.”

IBM to Acquire Cloudant: Open, Cloud Database Service

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IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced the intent to acquire Boston, MA-based Cloudant, Inc., a privately held database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider that enables developers to easily and quickly create next generation mobile and web apps.