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.

Blueprints

Schneider offers ready-made, modular data centers

The firm debuts rapidly deployable data center modules that provide more control over infrastructure at lower cost.

Catalyst

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.

data center

GSA shutters 37 data centers, consolidates IT operations

The agency also consolidated all IT offices and staff under the leadership of GSA CIO Casey Coleman to eliminate duplication and streamline IT operations.

DDoS attacks

Education services provider draws fire from DDoS attacker

OnCourse, a software as a service provider for the K-12 education market, contracts for analytics-based defensive services following a series of denial-of-service attacks.

security

Security tool keeps data safe across collaboration systems

CipherPoint data security software prevents privileged IT administrators, attackers from accessing sensitive information across on-premise and cloud-based collaboration systems.

US

Microsoft's Azure for government will have a US touch

The Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud for state, local and federal agencies will be hosted in U.S. data centers and managed by U.S. citizens.

NSA data center in Utah

Meltdowns zap NSA's giant new data center

Surges caused by arc fault failures have melted equipment and will delay operations at the $1.5 billion center for a year.

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.

data center

6 steps to data center savings

The goal of any consolidation project is savings. Here’s a checklist to help make sure things go right.

data center

VCE brings more speed and agility to converged infrastructure

Company unveils new product updates and services for high-performance databases, virtual desktop infrastructures.

pennies

Boosting data center efficiency without upfront costs

Agencies can use Energy Savings Performance Contracts, under which they pay for work out of future energy savings.

Topic Resources

  • 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.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.