big data tools

Big data parking lot: Tools for fast storage, retrieval and integration

Hadoop is a must-have big data tool, but it has some drawbacks, including the need for high-level user expertise and conditions for optimal bandwidth.

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Essential big data tools for government

Public-sector priorities: a strong IT foundation and tools for prepping data.


How data virtualization can help government hone services and cut costs

The move to open data policies are spawning new approaches of data virtualization to exploit and manage an expanding number of government information sources.


Flash memory boosts big data workloads

Fusion-io and Sqrrl improve big data workload efficiency with flash memory, providing significantly more performance at less cost than high-density DRAM systems, the companies say.


As big data grows, technologies evolve into ecosystems

Big data platforms, both proprietary and open source, emerge as comprehensive solutions to handle magnitude, complexity and variety of data.


Energy lab's Catalyst could spur next-gen of HPC clusters

Livermore, Intel and Cray are deploying the uniquely designed Catalyst to explore new frontiers in HPC simulation and big data innovation.

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Enterprise architects should be in thick of system design, emerging tech

Architects must show how their system designs operate in the field as agencies tackle big data, cloud and mobility issues.


A sentiment-al education: Text analytics comes of age

Text analytics is more than just sentiment analysis. It is being used to enable churn analysis, fraud detection, risk analysis, warranty analysis, medical research and other nontraditional use cases.


4 real-world takeaways from ELC

At the 2013 Executive Leadership Conference, industry and government leaders called for practices that could cut costs and show returns.


Prisons turn to analytics software for parole decisions

Risk assessment programs weigh factors beyond the traditional considerations of parole boards and seem to be having an effect.


Army finds its own way to build a big data system

The Enterprise Management Decision Support System draws on 3,500 database systems to create a picture of military readiness.

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Fort Lauderdale fights crime with data analytics

IBM researchers are working with the Florida city to develop an application that detects patterns and activities from a variety of data sources.

Topic Resources

  • Mining Gold from Machine Data

    Holistic visibility is more important than ever because most IT services— including email and web services— consist of a series of connected applications and infrastructure components. Download this whitepaper to learn the best ways to enhance your IT operations management strategy and gain insightful understanding and visibility into your organization’s data center.

  • Finding the Right Storage Balance

    New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.

  • GameChanger: Microsegmentation

    In less than a decade, more than 87 million records with sensitive or private information have been exposed due to cyber-incidents on federal networks alone. Increasingly, organizations are beginning to realize that perimeter-based security just isn’t enough anymore. Download to learn how for many data centers, the solution is microsegmentation.

  • Infographic: Software-Defined Enterprise

    Moving to a fully software-defined enterprise takes time, and is typically done in steps: virtualization, cloud, software-defined storage, software-defined networking, the software-defined data center, and then full SDE. Slowly but surely, organizations are making their way. Download this infographic to learn how to overcome challenges and lower costs through SDE.