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Over the last three years, the market has been abuzz with the news that deduplication technology was going to change the economics of flash-based storage systems forever. In fact just recently, in his article War Between SSDs and HDDs Will Escalate Through 2016, industry analyst Ben Wo...
For relevant sensor data to be delivered, every single “Thing” that is connected to the internet needs to have an API that allows access to key data elements. This data must also be readily streamed quickly into a Big Data cluster so that contextual information can be served up in a ti...
Over the weekend those in charge of Healthcare.gov have claimed “Mission Accomplished,” that the site is now performing optimally, and will be able to handle 50,000 concurrent users. The healthcare.gov team also stated that if there happens to be a problem they have software in place t...
Today’s software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualized networking solutions focus on virtualizing network functionality within the data center and the metropolitan area network (MAN). But for typical enterprises, and those managed and cloud service providers that cater to them, thes...
In the last two years, the Apache Hadoop software library has emerged as a veritable Swiss Army knife of data management and analytical infrastructure. The Hadoop toolset has been positioned as a universal platform for all types of commercial and organizational analytical needs. Hadoo...
How many kinds of files are in use in your organization? Fifty? A hundred? More? Wrong. There are only two kinds of files: active files and inactive files. (I admit it was a trick question.) Users create a file – a spreadsheet, an image, an invoice, etc. As long as the file is being ...
Healthcare solutions provider Cerner has deployed the HP Vertica Analytics platform to help their customers better understand healthcare trends, as well as to help them better run their own systems. To learn more about how high-performing and cost-effective big data processing forms a...
Who doesn't love a good zombie flick, right? Hordes of undead ambling around in tattered clothing looking for something to eat. The low, drawn-out moans of a once-productive member of society, who now possesses the brainpower of a teenager on an 8-hour Call of Duty bender. While I don...
So Big Data is everywhere, well – it is if you believe all the hype. But hype and hyperbole or not, what matters now is that we’re talking about Big Data a lot because vendors are continuing to develop their applications, data models, cloud frameworks and supporting analysis functions...
By creating very deep census data of everything that's happened in the video space, Visible Measures uses unique statistical processes to figure out exactly what patterns emerge within video usage at high speed and massive scale and granularity. Visible Measures measures via a massive...
I recently came across Gartner research authored by analyst Colin Fletcher about the emergence of Business Value Dashboards (BVDs) that are replacing today’s conventional executive dashboards. When analyst research mentions a developing IT trend, I take note. But I pay special attentio...
With a slight chill in the air, we know Halloween is just around the corner. But what could be spookier than ghosts, goblins or a haunted house? For many IT managers it’s the fear of Big Data, which can be understandably overwhelming at first. We’ve compiled five of the spookiest misco...
Performance is one of the key non-functional needs for any application and performance requirements needs to to be captured as part of requirements & analysis phase in a way that is understandable by all application stakeholders. In this article, we will see the key aspects of performa...
In a previous blog I took the opportunity to comment on the role of billing in a future of Software Driven Networks (SDN). However, before we get too caught up in the billing component, it might be worthwhile to discuss where SDN itself is going and to tease out some of the distinction...
Let's start at... the beginning. What is the in-memory computing? Kirill Sheynkman from RTP Ventures gave the following crisp definition which I like very much: "In-Memory Computing is based on a memory-first principle utilizing high-performance, integrated, distributed main memory sy...
In our last two articles, we discussed what we have learned from last year’s holiday season as well as things that we can do in the preparation phase for this year’s upcoming event. In this blog we show you those dashboards and data points you need throughout the holiday season to make...
Apparently, some people don’t like billing systems much. “Billing systems are boring, complicated and unhelpful.” We might need a billing system, those people say, but we don’t need to like it. Yet people do actually like to get money for the services they sell. They think it’s import...
In this technology-driven world, information is as easy to obtain as the click of a mouse…only if the content can be accessed through its digital availability, that is. With this in mind, it is important to realize how heavily content impacts every aspect of a business—from a potential...
Explore how the agility goal of real-time responses is no longer good enough. What’s apparent across more business ecosystems is that businesses must do even better, to become so data-driven that they extend their knowledge and ability to react well into the future. In other words, we'...
Over the past few years, the demand for applications that run on mobile devices has exploded and there is no sign of this demand decreasing anytime soon. This, coupled with the rapid growth of cloud computing, has resulted in a large number of business applications that live outside th...
No matter where you turn today, it appears that everyone is speaking about Big Data and how it drives customer insight. Sites like this often have a dedicated section for “Big Data” news, and my inbox is full of whitepapers, webinar invitations, and advertisements for new and exciting ...
In our previous 2013 Online Holiday Shopping blog Klaus highlighted that the top goal of 2013 is to increase Conversion Rates and take into consideration everything we have learned in past years such as Third-Party Performance, as well as the new challenges such as “The Rise of Mobile ...
Using HP Vertica, Guess, Inc. can increasingly predict how to satisfy its shopping customers. At the same time, Guess's IT organization came to grips with adopting and implementing a big-data platform to bring more of a democratization of data and better access to its employees. We'll...
In today’s hyper-connected world, Web and mobile application performance is playing a more critical role than ever in driving user adoption and engagement. End-users have high expectations – they expect pages to load faster than ever before and they expect richer and more engaging Web ...
What are the performance differences between in-memory columnar databases like SAP HANA and GridGain's In-Memory Database (IMDB) utilizing distributed key-value storage? This questions comes up regularly in conversations with our customers and the answer is not very obvious. First off...
If transaction times jump from less than one second to more than 60 seconds after a software upgrade, it is evident that there is a problem that needs investigation. This scenario was experienced by a customer with its time-tracking application. Our customer identified this performance...
Today I want to share a success story from one of our customers in the financial business that combined the currently hyped topic Real User Monitoring with the good old mainframe. They used Real User Monitoring to identify unnecessary calls from their rich client application into the m...
Does your Ops team care about the number of Exceptions thrown in the application – do they even monitor this number? Does your Test Team report the list of Exceptions thrown during a load test to engineering or are they just sending those that end up in a logfile? Is development intere...
When talking about Big Data, most people talk about numbers: speed of processing and how many terabytes and petabytes the platform can handle. But deriving deep insights with the potential to change business growth trajectories relies not just on quantities, processing power and speed,...
Cloud computing has opened the doors to a vast array of online services. With the emergence of new cloud technologies, both public and private companies are seeing increases in performance gains, elasticity and convenience. However, maintaining a competitive advantage has become increa...
My name is Jason Simpson, and I’m a silo-buster. No, I am not talking about a precision-guided munition designed to take out nuclear missiles (though they are kind of cool). I oversee Netuitive’s Professional Services organization and we work with some of the world’s largest software...
The enterprise is increasingly resorting to cloud services for many applications ranging from efficient application hosting or low-cost backup and archiving to cloud data centers. Typically, enterprise networks are interconnected to the cloud over low speed IP networks that are limited...
Sentiment analytics is an emerging technology enabler for enterprises to extract the sentiments, opinions and emotions from their Big Data sources, so that enterprises can predict the potential acceptance of their products and offerings. This goes a long way in defining the success of ...
Toyota’s desire to become more disciplined, organized, and streamlined to improve overall customer value very much depended on the "Lean manufacturing" process it created in the 1950s and 1960s. This “Lean” methodology was designed to identify and eliminate waste in business processes ...
Today four converging IT trends are changing the IT paradigm and will forever change the way businesses communicate, collaborate, store and manage information. Each on its own would have significant impact without the others. However, combined together, they are a disruptive force. T...
I just heard an interesting story from Runtastic, who is one of our Mobile Real User Monitoring customers. Runtastic’s main mobile app allows their users to track their sport activities such as running, biking, hiking or skiing. They had a user complaining about too high speed. He didn...
Don’t correct me if you’ve heard this one before: Information wants to be free. The Internet, cloud services plus mobile devices offer limitless possibilities to experience this freedom. With Big Data, information wants to be relevant, too. There are now more mobile phones in the world...
In a previous post, I demonstrated how to add more depth to the analysis of a Compuware APM Web Load Test by combining the external load results with the application and infrastructure data collected by the Compuware PureStack Technology. But, now that we have tested the system once, w...
Today’s end users demand highly satisfying and interactive web experiences, such as automatically populated search suggestions and dynamic menus. To make applications more engaging, technologies like AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) have emerged. AJAX works by dynamically display...
As the volume and purpose of data and business intelligence has dramatically shifted, older notions and misconceptions -- what amount to myths about data infrastructure -- need to updated and corrected, too. Debunking myths around big data should be a first step to making better busin...


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