Water gushing out of a pipe

Analytics will help cities manage water supplies, repair aging infrastructure

IBM Smarter Cities software offers advanced cloud-based analytics to help cities run more efficiently and offer better citizen services.

BOLD

Rice University researchers take "BOLD" approach to big data

With NSF-backed funding, researchers will create energy-efficient optical network -– with silicon photonic switches –- to handle massive amounts of data.

big data

Pentaho blends data at the source for better decision-making

Pentaho Business Analytics 5.0 provides an open, unified platform to access, integrate and blend any data, in any environment, across a full spectrum of analytics.

Quantum

Big storage for big data across big networks

Quantum StorNext 5 appliances are optimized for evolving end-to-end content and data workflows where distributed teams need greater efficiency for handling large and small unstructured data files.

graffitti

Police seeing results with anti-gang software

Atlanta's collaborative intelligence-sharing system tracks cases, alerts investigators to potential links between incidents and has nearly doubled the rate of indictments.

Tableau

Visual analytics help Florida tell the story of juvenile justice reform

The state's Department of Juvenile Justice uses Tableau Software for an interactive view of juvenile programs that can be filtered from the statewide to county level.

D-wave

Quantum computing explained: D-Wave on NASA's system

D-Wave's Eric Ladizinsky explains how "we are harvesting the parallel worlds to solve problems in this one."

distributed merge trees help scientists sift noise from data

A better way for supercomputers to search large data sets

Scientists at Berkeley lab develop "distributed merge trees" that let researchers take advantage of massively parallel architectures to sift through the noise and find what they're looking for.

twins

Watch lists: How do you find Abdul Rasheed when you're looking for Abdul Rashid?

Tracking names that originate in different cultures, traditions and alphabets pose a challenge for analysts. Basis Technology's hybrid approach offers more accurate matching of foreign names against databases.

cloud apps

Which apps are driving increased demand for cloud storage, memory?

Cloud-based storage usage has increased 90 percent and memory by 100 percent among organizations using Verizon Terremark cloud service, according to a new company report.

building

How USPS merges compliance, security in its huge enterprise

The Postal Service now is using the RedSeal network monitoring platform, originally intended to evaluate firewall rules, to improve situational awareness and operational security across its extended enterprise.

Splunk App

Splunk gives admins deeper analytic dive into virtualization systems

Splunk App for VMware 3.0 lets admins monitor IT operations and correlate data from virtualized data center systems and technologies.

Topic Resources

  • Everything Storage: Learn How to Store All Your Data Underneath a Single, Extremely Scalable, Software-Defined Architecture

    Join us as we discuss scalable, software-defined storage architecture and integration, along with hardware and software technologies that empower Everything Storage. You will also be introduced to the leading massive-scale, open-platform solution for object storage. Be sure to tune-in to learn and ask questions about how open-platform solutions can bring you enterprise-class reliability, performance and simplicity without vendor lock-in and the associated price tag.

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.