A collection of big data white papers reviewed by the editors of insideBIGDATA. Please visit the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library for a comprehensive list of white papers focus on big data strategies.

Classes of Predictive Analytics

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This article is the third in an editorial series that will review how predictive analytics helps your organization predict with confidence what will happen next so that you can make smarter decisions and improve business outcomes..  It is important to adopt a predictive analytics solution that meets the specific needs of different users and skill sets from beginners, […]

Business Uses of Predictive Analytics

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The need for predictive analytics in the enterprise is clear, as it can provide smarter analysis for better decision making, increased market competitiveness, a direct path in taking advantage of market opportunity and threats, a way to reduce uncertainty and manage risk, an approach to proactively plan and act, discovery of meaningful patterns, and the means to anticipate and react to emerging trends.

Designing a High Performance Lustre Storage System: A Case Study

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Intel’s White Paper, “Architecting a High-Performance Storage System,” shows you the step-by-step process in the design of a Lustre file system. It is available for download at insideBIGDATA White Paper Library. “Although a good system is well-balanced, designing it is not straight forward. Fitting components together and making the adjustments needed for peak performance is challenging. The process begins with a requirement analysis followed by a design structure (a common structure was selected for the paper) and component choices.”

Sponsored Post: Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre

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Intel Enterprise Edition Software for Lustre can transform vast amounts of data into data-driven decisions. And using the software with Hadoop makes storage management simpler with single Lustre file systems rather than partitioned, hard-to-manage storage.

Sponsored Post: Intel Cloud Edition Available for Lustre Software

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Intel has collaborated with AWS to offer a Cloud Edition for Lustre Software that allows customers to use the power of the worlds’ most popular HPC storage system. It provides fast, scalable storage, optimizing servers for the workload they support.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning

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As the primary facilitator of data science and big data, machine learning has garnered much interest by a broad range of industries as a way to increase value of enterprise data assets. In this article series we’ll examine the principles underlying machine learning based on the R statistical environment.

New Market Dynamics Report: HPC Life Sciences

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Scientific research in the life sciences is often akin to searching for needles in haystacks. Finding the one protein, chemical, or genome that behaves or responds in the way the scientist is looking for is the key to the discovery process. For decades, high performance computing (HPC) systems have accelerated this process, often by helping to identify and eliminate in feasible targets sooner.

SAP HANA Storage Solution

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SAP HANA enables real-time access to mission-critical, business data and thus revolutionizes the way existing information can be utilized to address ever changing business requirements. A special whitepaper is now available thata describes both the business and technical benefits of implementing the Cisco UCS with NetApp Storage for SAP HANA solution.

FlexPod Select with Hadoop

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FlexPod Select with Hadoop delivers enterprise class Hadoop with validated, pre-configured components for fast deployment, higher reliability and smoother integration with existing applications and infrastructure. These technical reference architectures optimize storage, networking, and servers with Cloudera and Hortonworks distributions of Hadoop.

ESG Lab Validation Report – NetApp Distributed Content Repository

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In a new ESG Lab report, the NetApp Distributed Content Repository is examined in the context of transparent connectivity to massively scalable, object-based storage for enterprises in data centers, branch and remote offices as well as in the cloud, via service providers.