Analytics

Velocity Helps Transform Innocor IT Ecosystem With Zoom Analytics, Hybrid Cloud, Unique Cloud Application Management Platfom

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Velocity Technology Solutions, a global leader in enterprise application cloud managed services, announced that it will provide Innocor Inc. with hybrid cloud services for its information technology (IT) footprint across manufacturing and distribution centers throughout the U.S. Innocor, a manufacturer of innovative sleep products, will also employ sophisticated analytics and wide application management capabilities provided by the Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform™ (VCAMP™) to realize greater operational efficiencies and product fulfillment. 

Altiscale Launches Altiscale Insight Cloud

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Altiscale, Inc., the leading provider of Big Data-as-a-Service, today introduced a new solution, the Altiscale Insight Cloud, a self-service analytics solution for Big Data. The Altiscale Insight Cloud supplies the critical missing bridge between Big Data and the business user -- a rapidly queried data lake that enables business analysts to get critical answers all by themselves, while using familiar business intelligence tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

The Altiscale Insight Cloud powers interactive SQL queries, dynamic visualizations, real-time dashboards, and other reporting and analytics capabilities. As a high-performance, self-service analytics solution, the Altiscale Insight Cloud replaces more complex, expensive alternatives that require heavy IT involvement, allowing Big Data to be harnessed more broadly and quickly throughout the organization and improving the speed and size of business impact. 

Cirba Announces Hybrid Cloud Routing Analytics

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Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today announced workload routing and management support for hybrid cloud environments that include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer.

"Cirba provides the necessary decision control point for automatically determining where applications can safely run in hybrid environments. It is only through detailed analysis of application requirements against the security, cost, and technical capabilities of available public clouds and internal infrastructures that the best hosting environment can be chosen," said Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of Cirba. "Without analytics, organizations cannot automate the process nor can they effectively determine how to meet application requirements without risk or excessive cost."

IBM Launches Cloud Data and Analytics Marketplace for Developers

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IBM today announced a broad expansion of its Cloud Data Services portfolio with more than 25 services now available on the IBM Cloud. They are designed to help developers build, deploy and manage web and mobile applications and enable data scientists to discover hidden trends using data and analytics in the cloud. The hybrid cloud services can be deployed across multiple cloud providers and are based on open source technologies, open ecosystems that include company and third-party data, and open architectures that allows data to easily flow amongst the different services.

In addition to self-service capabilities for everything from data preparation, migration, and integration, to tools for advanced data exploration and modeling, IBM introduced the following new cloud data services today:

Blueprint: The (Near) Future of Enterprise Apps, Analytics, Big Data and The Cloud

Grazed from Converge. Author: Derek Collison.

In 2016, technical innovation, combined with evolutionary trends, will bring rapid organizational changes and new competitive advantages to enterprises capable of adopting new technologies. Not surprisingly, however, the same dynamics will mean competitive risk for organizations that have not positioned themselves to easily absorb (and profit from) new technological changes. The following predictions touch on some of the areas in IT that I think will see the biggest evolutions in 2016 and beyond.

1. Hadoop: old news in 24 months. Within the next two years, no one will be talking about big data and Apache Hadoop—at least, not as we think of the technology today. Machine Learning and AI will become so good and so fast that it will be possible to extract patterns, perform real-time predictions, and gain insight around causation and correlation without human intervention to model or prepare raw data...

7 ways the cloud provides flexibility for big data

 Grazed from Dell.  Author: Brian T. Horowitz.

To manage 50 billion market events — nearly a petabyte of stored data — the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) turned to the Cloudera Enterprise big data platform along with an Amazon Web Services infrastructure.  FINRA is an independent regulator overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Apache Hadoop, an open-source framework written in Java that enables storage and processing of large data sets, powers Cloudera Enterprise.
 
The Cloudera platform will help FINRA adhere to the requirements for dynamic monitoring of financial markets and allow the organization to scale for future growth.  The AWS cloud service FINRA uses is compatible with applications such as Dell Cloud Manager, as well as Dell Managed Cloud Services...

CloudPhysics Releases Exploration Mode Which Lets VMware Users Identify the Root Cause of Infrastructure Issues Within Minutes

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CloudPhysics, provider of data-driven insights for smarter IT, today released Exploration Mode, which is available as part of its award-winning analytics solution for VMware users. CloudPhysics' new Exploration Mode enables admins to identify the root causes of server issues, by easily and interactively displaying resource consumption patterns and environment changes over time.

Infrastructure is increasingly complex, and change is constant -- whether immediate, or slower, more insidious configuration drift. A recent CloudPhysics survey indicated that 68% of application disruptions are due to configuration issues, rather than software or hardware failures. Prior to Exploration Mode, when a change-driven problem surfaced in the infrastructure, IT admins were unable to "replay" the environment across time to correlate events or changes that may have caused the problem.

ExtraHop Introduces Explore Search Appliance for Turnkey Big Data Analytics

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ExtraHop, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT and business intelligence, today announced the fifth generation of its platform. The company's latest innovation positions ExtraHop as a pioneer in real-time stream analytics for all data-in-motion with market-leading dynamic discovery and universal observation capabilities. These features, when paired with the new ExtraHop Explore appliance, deliver sophisticated historical search and multi-dimensional analysis of all wire data. Extended Open Data Stream capabilities include support for Kafka and REST, delivering correlation and contextualization to extract value from a wider array of datasets.

In his October 2015 report, "Causal Analysis Makes Availability and Performance Data Actionable," Gartner Research VP Will Cappelli wrote: "Recognition that more data does not equate to availability and performance process improvement is cascading across global enterprises. As a result, users have begun to insist that any ITOA solution should focus not only on the ingestion, storage and access to data, but also on tools for making that data meaningful and actionable."

MBA Careers: Cloud Computing, Big Data At Heart Of Accountancy Transformation

Grazed from BusinessBecause. Author: Seb Murray.

The technologies behind cloud computing and data analytics are set to alter the future of the accountancy landscape and with it the careers of future CFOs. As the big accounting firms — among them PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte — face growing challenges from disruptive tech companies like Google and SAP, their employees must master new digital tools.

Nick Frost, partner at KPMG in the UK, says: “To deal with this real threat we must become the best at accountancy-based or financial process data analytics.” The biggest growth in demand is for budding auditors who can trawl through vast quantities of big data using advanced analytics. “Big data is starting to take hold on the industry, with the Big Four leading the way,” says Alex Stremme, assistant dean at Warwick Business School...

Cloud Computing: IBM opens Watson to the world

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One obvious use case is marketing - an application built with Visual Insights could give a company a more rounded view of what its customers are interested in. IBM's cloud development partners have created systems for query support for card payments, customer support Q&As for financial services, live event media aggregation "as a service" social marketing and apps for the entertainment and marketing industries.

Big Blue wants Watson to be used on mobile devices, cloud services and connected systems. The company also previewed its Watson Knowledge Studio, where the company will open up its machine learning and text analytics capabilities in a single tool. In addition to the new capabilities, IBM announced that it is establishing a new Watson hub located in San Francisco, which will also serve as the new global headquarters for IBM commerce...