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Small town gets big results with data warehouse, analytics

Using SAS Analytics, city officials from Cary, N.C., monitor budgets across departments, improve police efficiency and track customer service goals.

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Next big things in big data: Visualization, knowledge clouds, fast clusters

The open-source cluster computing tool called Spark speeds programming and can run up to 100 times faster than Hadoop Map Reduce.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.