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.”

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.

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.”

Slidecast: SATS – Big Data in 24×7 Mode

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“Cerberus is an intelligent database, server and website monitoring, management, capacity planning and reporting system that increases its ability to prevent problems from happening by learning your system over time. CERBERUS optimizes performance and maximizes up-time by delivering secure, proactive monitoring; and by assisting with administration of databases, servers, applications, and websites. It provides one point of control for heterogeneous environments, and creates a common point of reference for IT and business functions teams.”

The Zen of Visual Analysis

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“Tableau Desktop is based on breakthrough technology from Stanford University that lets you drag & drop to analyze data. You can connect to data in a few clicks, then visualize and create interactive dashboards with a few more. We’ve done years of research to build a system that supports people’s natural ability to think visually. Shift fluidly between views, following your natural train of thought. You’re not stuck in wizards or bogged down writing scripts. You just create beautiful, rich data visualizations.”

Slidecast: Fujifilm’s New Dternity Storage Technology for NAS

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“Data has become the foundation upon which all smart business decisions are made. Archives have traditionally been inaccessible, offline and practically invisible. The new business culture demands more. The Dternity S unlocks the potential of your data, providing easy online access to all of your archived content.”

Slidecast: Finding “Social Whales” with the Katana Analytics Engine

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In this slidecast, Dimitri Williams from Ninja Metrics describes the company’s innovative Katana Social Analytics Engine. “Katana measures the value of social contributions in applications and games, provides detailed projections for the outcomes that matter to developers, and offers the tools to determine how effectively features facilitate engagement and social interaction.”

Podcast: New Intel Data Platform Speeds Big Data Insight

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In this podcast, Jason Fedder, Ritu Kama, and Ted Willke from Intel describe the company’s new Intel Data Platform, a family of software for Big Data Analytics. “As big data shifts from hype to reality, Intel is helping to break down the barriers to adoption by easing complexity and creating more value,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Datacenter Software Division. “Much like an operating system for big data processing, the Intel Data Platform supports a wide variety of applications while providing improved security, reliability and peace of mind to customers using open source software.”

Slidecast: BitYota Data Warehouse Service

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In this slidecast, Dev Patel and Poulomi Damany from BitYota describe the company’s Data Warehouse Service. “We are a Data Warehouse Service (DWS) available on major cloud providers like Rackspace and Amazon. We are designed from the ground up for high performance analytics on JSON data from fast-changing applications including web & mobile analytics and NoSQL stores like MongoDB. We don’t impact your operational store or app and best of all, as a fully managed service, we take the headache out of having to set up and manage another data platform.”

Slidecast: Intro to In-Memory Computing & Gigaspaces

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“GigaSpaces Technologies provides software middleware for deployment, management and scaling of mission-critical applications on cloud environments through two main product lines, XAP In-Memory Computing and Cloudify. Hundreds of Tier-1 organizations worldwide are leveraging GigaSpaces’ technology to enhance IT efficiency and performance, from top financial firms, e-commerce companies, online gaming providers, healthcare organizations and telecom carriers.”