Big Data

Redis Labs Leads a Discussion on Big Data Database Challenges at AWS re:Invent 2016

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Redis Labs, the home of Redis, today announced that Redis Labs' chief marketing officer, Manish Gupta, will be hosting a fireside chat at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 11:00am - noon at the Venetian, Level 1, Room Sands 102. The interactive discussion, "Solving Big Data Database Challenges with Redis," will include George Chiramattel Kunjachan, principal engineer at Intuit, Kyle Oppenheim, VP of engineering at Groupon, and Jacqueline Hufford-Jensen, senior manager, database administration at LifeLock.

With Internet Of Things And Big Data, 92% Of Everything We Do Will Be In The Cloud

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Joe McKendrick.

You don’t need Sherlock Holmes to tell you that cloud computing is on the rise, and that cloud traffic keeps going up. However, it is enlightening to see the degree by which it is increasing, which is, in essence, about to quadruple in the next few years. By that time, 92% percent of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers; versus only eight percent being processed by traditional data centers.

Cisco, which does a decent job of measuring such things, just released estimates that shows cloud traffic likely to rise 3.7-fold by 2020, increasing 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 (the latest full year data for which data is available) to 14.1 ZB per year by 2020. The big data and associated Internet of Things are a big part of this growth, the study’s authors state...

BlueData Delivers Enterprise-Class Security and Networking for On-Premises Big-Data-as-a-Service With Docker Containers

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BlueData, provider of the leading Big-Data-as-a-Service software platform, today announced the new fall release for the enterprise edition of its BlueData EPIC software. Delivered as a flexible platform, this new release builds on the EPIC summer release to add deeper security integrations for Big Data deployments in production. It also provides networking and storage enhancements for managing Docker containers used to create Hadoop and Spark clusters in EPIC.

This new version of the BlueData EPIC software platform helps enterprises transition in their Big Data journey from initial dev/test environments to full production deployments of Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS). BlueData has implemented its EPIC software to meet enterprise customer demands for a wide variety of Big Data use cases, ranging from dev/test labs to mission-critical batch processing jobs and advanced analytics use cases.

Cloud Computing: Google and Amazon Vie for Big Inroad Into Wall Street Data Trove

Grazed from Bloomberg. Author: Benjamin Bain.

Trying to understand what causes flash crashes is no longer just for financial regulators and Wall Street. It’s a big deal in Silicon Valley too. Since billions of dollars were quickly erased from U.S. stocks in May 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been trying to create a massive repository that would track stock and options trading from exchanges and broker-dealers on a daily basis.

That way regulators could quickly go back and find clues to what caused a market interruption. The lack of progress was highlighted last August when the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,100 points in the first few minutes of trading, sending regulators scrambling once again to figure out what went wrong...

Cloud Computing: How Amazon is disrupting a $34bn database market

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: Editorial Staff.

When Amazon launched Aurora in 2014, it was presented as a clear challenge to giants in the $34 billion database market. Today it is Amazon’s fastest-growing product and has already surpassed the growth of Amazon Redshift, which is saying something. Customers of the service are among Amazon’s largest and loudest advocates.

Since the start of 2016, roughly 7,000 databases have been migrated to AWS Aurora — and the rate of adoption has tripled since March 2016. Why is Aurora gaining popularity? As we have come to expect from Amazon, Aurora provides enterprises with the performance and reliability of a commercial product at a fraction of the cost of Oracle or IBM...

VMblog's Expert Interviews: Kentik Talks Funding, SaaS & Big Data Network Visibility

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: David Marshall

Since launching its ground-breaking SaaS-based network traffic analysis platform a year ago, Kentik has been making nice progress in the industry.  The company provides Kentik Detect, a cloud-based network visibility and analytics solution that delivers unprecedented depth of insight into any network.  Kentik processes tens of billions of data records per day, equipping service providers and enterprises network operations teams with actionable insights that enable them to make quick, cost-effective decisions.

The company just announced a Series B round of funding -- a nice sum of $23 million.  To dig in a little deeper into that funding news and to find out what they have planned going forward, I spoke with Kentik's co-founder and CEO, Avi Freedman.  

How the cloud is helping turn data catalogs into content

Grazed from FedScoop. Author: Greg Otto.

It’s not enough for people like Jerry Johnston to simply publish the abundance of geospatial data that belongs to the federal government — he wants the public to be able to derive value from it. That’s where cloud computing comes in. Johnston, director of the Interior Department’s Information and Technology Management Division, is using Amazon Web Services to turn the government’s geospatial data into robust, functional content for anyone interested in using it.

Through his work with the Federal Geographic Data Committee, Johnston has leaned on AWS to support Geoplatform.gov, a repository for people to find, search for and share various geospatial data sets. “Using AWS, we built our own platform and software offerings that agencies are using right now,” Johnston said Monday during a session at Amazon Web Services’ Public Sector Summit. “It’s been a huge advancement in making things available.”...

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Managing big data in the era of cloud computing

Grazed from WebWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

Company CTOs are increasingly considering more robust, holistic solutions to their company’s data management needs. With the move to cloud storage and access, there are now new challenges regarding data security, access, analytics strategies and IT service delivery. Computacenter is one company that is tackling this from the top down, with services to help companies overhaul or upgrade their backend systems for a secure front-end management by staff and customers alike.

The European General Data Protection Regulation has recently placed further responsibility on companies to meet compliance for securing personal data. This downloadable white paper explains the steps towards compliance and approach to big data management. Computacenter has assembled a team of highly experienced experts in data system design, cloud security, and analytics architecture, to ensure that a company can rely completely on IT systems to deliver their service seamlessly...

Cloud Computing: Meet Microsoft's 'planet scale' NoSQL database

Grazed from CIO. Author: Mary Branscombe.

Given the strength of SQL Server in business, you might be surprised to learn that Microsoft has spent the last five years building a distributed NoSQL database – until you remember that services like Power BI, Bing and the Office Web apps face the same challenges as services like Netflix. They’re problems more and more enterprises have to deal with too: the deluge of data, the demands of mobility and the need for low latency even though you’re relying on cloud services.

That’s why Microsoft’s Dharma Shukla, who previously built key technologies like Windows Workflow Foundation (and worked on both Live Mesh and the never-shipped Courier tablet), has been developing Microsoft’s global-scale distributed database since the end of 2010. DocumentDB, which launched in April 2015, emphasizes the fact that NoSQL really stands for “not only SQL,” because the aim is to give you the best of both worlds...

Grid Vs. Cloud: Earn Bitcoin By Monitoring Environmental Data

Grazed from CryptoCoinsNews. Author: Editorial Staff.

The grid refers to a group of heterogeneous machines in offices and homes that different economic actors manage. The cloud refers to the homogenous servers in data centers that single entities like Google or Amazon manage. Since the launch of Amazon Web Services, the cloud has been the better-known of the two paradigms (cloud and grid) and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.

What Hinders The Grid?

The grid concept has existed for decades, but it has not been adopted widely. The two best large-scale grid computing applications are SETI@Home and Folding@Home. These are academic projects that essentially “pay” status to a distributed network of volunteer computers by displaying a leaderboard of the top compute time contributors...