Big Data

The Cloud Is Ready To Handle The Big Data Crush, With Some Exceptions

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Joe McKendrick.

Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts? Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is “yes, but,” according to highly engaging panel that was part of last week’s Data Summit, held in New York. I had the opportunity to moderate the panel, joined by David Mariani, CEO of AtScale, Wendy Gradek, senior manager with EMC, and Andy Schroepfer, chief strategy officer at Hosting.

Interestingly, the appeal of cloud is not about the cost at all — it’s about the change in the way enterprises view technology solutions. “People are fine with paying as you go,”said Mariani. “And they’ll probably pay more at the end of the day than they would if they paid up front.” Scalability is a huge factor in the appeal of cloud, said Gradek....

Cloud Computing: SAP/HANA Does Big Data

Grazed from SysConMedia.  Author: Kevin Jackson.

While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence. That is one reason why I jumped at the opportunity to talk with SAP executives responsible for the company's work in that clandestine marketplace.

SAP National Security Services, Inc.™ (SAP NS2™) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the company and offers a full suite of SAP enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions. These offerings, however, are endowed with specialized levels of security and support needed to meet the unique mission requirements of US National Security Agencies and critical national infrastructure customers...

Google Introduces Cloud Bigtable to Woo Big Enterprises

Grazed from Zacks. Author: Editorial Staff.

In a bid to boost its cloud offerings, search giant Google Inc. launched Cloud Bigtable, the managed NoSQL database it has been using internally for a number of years to store huge amounts of data online. A public beta version is now available, that is, it’s open to all developers but doesn’t provide a service level agreement or technical support.

The service costs 65 cents per node with one node delivering up to 10,000 reads and writes per second. Storage on SSD is priced at 17 cents per gigabyte a month on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cloud Bigtable is claimed to be a fully managed, high-performance and highly scalable NoSQL (not only SQL) database service compatible with the open-source Apache HBase application programming interface (API) that most developers are already comfortable with...

Cloud Computing: SAP CEO Bill McDermott - 'It's A Hana World'

Grazed from TalkinCloud. Author: CJ Arlotta.

SAP CEO Bill McDermott took center stage today at Sapphire Now 2015 to expand on the enterprise resource planning (ERP)'s company vision of making the world a better place and improving the lives of people by introducing data-driven and seamless solutions into the marketplace.

"Data-driven businesses must be seamless," McDermott told conference attendees. "When you think seamlessly, you can be a champion." With more than 20,000 customers in attendance, Sapphire Now, being held this week in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), promoted the concept of digitally transforming businesses by keeping things simple for its customers, something McDermott harped on during his keynote address last year at SAP Sapphire Now...

Big Data is Driving HPC to the Cloud

Grazed from ScientificComputing. Author: Leo Reiter.

Once upon a time, high performance computing (HPC) was mainly about one thing: speed. It started with fast processors, memory, bus fabrics and optimized software algorithms to take advantage of them. We ran FORTRAN-based computational benchmarks powered by LINPACK, which still to this day factors in the TOP500 list of supercomputers.

We soon learned of limiting factors such as heat, power and the pesky speed of light. Seymour Cray realized that “anyone can build a fast CPU. The trick is to build a fast system.” We responded with massively parallel systems made up of lots and lots of very fast components. All was good in the world...

Cloud, Mobility & BI: Interop's Applications Track

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Andrew Conry Murray.

Mobility and cloud computing are transforming application delivery and development. IT has to keep up with these transformations to ensure that end users and customers have a good experience regardless of where the application runs. At the same time, IT is responsible for security, governance, compliance and the reams and reams of data these applications consume and generate. Interop’s Applications track helps IT meet this tall order with a mix of real-world case studies and in-depth workshops and tech sessions. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find.

Transforming Data Into Information And Knowledge

This workshop delves into data analytics and how it can be applied to change the way work is planned, accomplished and improved. The workshop looks at industry examples, including healthcare, to show how raw data can be transformed into actionable information. It will also provide an overview of the different data analytics technologies available, and share tips on how to get a data analytics project off the ground...

Using the Cloud to Manage Large Data Sets

Grazed from ProductDesignDevelopment.  Author: Dan O'Neill.

Having the ability to gather large quantities of data does not necessarily translate into also having the ability to use that data in a meaningful way. While technological advances have made it less expensive to collect data, a need remains for a way to store and analyze it.

Virtually every industry collects data on a regular basis for analyzing and monitoring various conditions. Industrial manufacturers, aerospace and defense companies, commercial businesses – they are all constantly monitoring and collecting information from systems to help with equipment health, performance envelopes, and business operations...

Data Captured by IoT Connections to Top 1.6 Zettabytes in 2020, As Analytics Evolve from Cloud to Edge, Says ABI Research

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

A new report from ABI Research estimates that the volume of data captured by IoT-connected devices exceeded 200 exabytes in 2014. The annual total is forecast to grow seven-fold by the decade’s end, surpassing 1,600 exabytes—or 1.6 zettabytes—in 2020. Principal Analyst Aapo Markkanen says, “The data originating from connected products and processes follows a certain journey of magnitudes.

The yearly volumes that are generated within endpoints are counted in yottabytes, but only a tiny fraction of this vast data mass is actually being captured for storage or further analysis. And of the captured volume, on average over 90% is stored or processed locally without a cloud element, even though this ratio can vary greatly by application segment. So far, the locally dealt data has typically been largely inaccessible for analytics, but that is now starting to change.”...

Cloud Based Analytics - Coming Clash of the Titans

Grazed from DataScienceCentral. Author: Naagesh Padmanaban.

From all indications, 2015 is well on its way to becoming the year of cloud computing. The feverish pitch of activities at key players on one hand and the data as well as observations of industry pundits affirm this. There are apparently a handful of reason to keep the IT industry leaders awake at night.

For starters, per , 2014 revenues for cloud services grew by 60 percent. The global cloud computing market, per Forrester, is expected to grow to over $191 billion by 2020. IDC also foresees a robust market for cloud computing services. The cloud computing stacks - Infrastructure as a service (Iaas), Platform as a service (Paas) and Software as a service (Saas) – are all driving the healthy cloud computing market growth...

Cloud Computing: Microsoft Is Crunching Huge Data To Foresee Traffic Jams Up To An Hour Before

Grazed from   Author: Editorial Staff.

Traffic jams are a part of our everyday problems, and there is no denying that most of our time is spent suffering through these jams. How about we tell you that soon you will be able to foresee these jams! and No, it is not an April fool gimmick. Reportedly, Microsoft is working on a research that could forecast traffic jams.

The company has collaborated with the Federal University of Minas Gerais,which is among Brazil’s largest universities, to initiate the research project, known as Traffic Prediction Project. If all goes well, then we could foresee a jam up to an hour before it happens...