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INFOGRAPHIC: CIOs & BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know | CloudTweaks

INFOGRAPHIC: CIOs & BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know | CloudTweaks | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
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Olivier Vandelaer's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:45 AM

Looking at the infographic, it clearly reminds me about the start of "Enterprise Data Warehouse": failures by "Innacurate scope", "Technical Roadblocks" & "Siloed data and no collaboration". It looks so familiar.

Tony Agresta's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:15 AM

Very interesting infographic.  Why do they fail?  For all of the reasons above and then some...    Over 80% of the data being collected today is unstructured and not readily stored in relational database technology burdened by complex extract, transform and load.  There's also pre-existing data, sometimes referred to as "dark data" that includes documents which need to be included and made discoverable for a host of reasons - compliance and regulatory issues are one.   Log activity and e-mail traffic used to detect cyber threats and mitigate risk through analysis of file transfers is yet another set of data that requires immediate attention.

 

Social and mobile are clearly channels that need to be addressed as organizations continue to mine data from the open web in support of CRM, product alerts, real time advertising options and more.  

 

To accomplish all of this, organizations need a platform with enterprise hardened technology that can ingest all of these forms of data in real time, without having to write complex schemas.   Getting back to the point - What do most projects fail?   If companies attempt to do this with technology that is not reliable, not durable and does not leverage the skills of their existing development organization, the project will fail.  

 

We have seen this time and time again.   MarkLogic to the rescue.   With over 350 customers and 500 big data applications, our Enterprise NoSQL approach mitigates the risk.  Why?  Our technology stack includes connectors to Hadoop, integration with leading analytics tools using SQL, Java and Rest APIs, JSON support, real time data ingestion, the ability to handle any form of data, alerting, in database analytics functions, high availability, replication, security and a lot more.  

 

When you match this technology with a world-class services organization with proven implementation skills, we can guarantee your next Big Data project will work.  We have done it hundreds of times with the largest companies in the world and very, very big data.

 

www.marklogic.com



Adrian Carr's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:27 AM

This is a great infographic - it shows that whilst everyone is doing it (it being "Big Data" - whatever that is...), talent is rare, technology is hard to find and the projects never end.  A far cry from the speed with which companies such as the BBC deployed MarkLogic to serve all data for the sport websites through the Olympics.  Now that was big data, delivered by a talented team in a short space of time.

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Now raging: The 3 cloud battles that matter most

Now raging: The 3 cloud battles that matter most | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
AWS, Microsoft, and Google have won the public cloud wars, clearing the space for more meaningful battles over security, APIs, and reporting to play out
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The battlegrounds: Security, API management and Monitoring and reporting
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Train your users to beat phone scams

Train your users to beat phone scams | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
'Press 1 to hand us the family jewels' works more often than you might think. A little training can stop this sort of social engineering
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I hear from a lot of readers these days about phone scams. Sometime, it’s the tech support scam, where fake reps tell people that they’re calling on behalf of Microsoft or Apple and have detected a computer virus on their computer. .........

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2016: The year we see the real cloud leaders emerge

2016: The year we see the real cloud leaders emerge | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft know what it means to run hyperscale public clouds, while IBM is learning. Which will capture the enterprise as it lurches skyward?
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........ AWS, whose long lead seems to grow and grow, pulled in more than $7 billion in 2015, a year-over-year expansion rate of around 80 percent.

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What the hybrid cloud really means

What the hybrid cloud really means | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Consistency between public and private cloud environments is key, and Microsoft has the tech lead -- and the big installed base -- to make hybrid happen first
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Of the top cloud providers -- including Amazon, Google, and IBM -- why do I think Microsoft has the most advanced hybrid play? ......

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Don't sleepwalk into Office 365

Don't sleepwalk into Office 365 | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Plan differences, feature limitations, and service levels can trip up your deployment, unless you do your homework first
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As an Office 365 MVP, I’m fully convinced the platform Microsoft has built for communication and collaboration in the cloud is solid.

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The Internet of things is not paying the rent

The Internet of things is not paying the rent | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Purportedly, the market opportunity for the Internet of things is gargantuan -- but development in the space clearly isn't paying off yet
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The Internet of things may be hot, hot, hot, according to the Valley, but it’s not paying the bills. In fact, less than 10 percent of IoT developers are making enough to support a reasonably sized team.

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How big data analytics help hospitals stop a killer

How big data analytics help hospitals stop a killer | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Wireless biosensors and big data analytics can help hospitals identify patients showing signs of sepsis, the leading cause of death in noncoronary intensive care units in the U.S. They can even keep monitoring patients who have been discharged.
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Sepsis is a serious medical condition that occurs when the body unleashes the full force of the immune system in response to an infection.........

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Replace your NAS with cloud storage: 8 key requirements

Replace your NAS with cloud storage: 8 key requirements | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
For cloud storage to be useful for unstructured data, it needs to provide equivalent flexibility, performance, and productivity as enterprise storage systems
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Hyperscale cloud storage providers like AWS, Google and Azure dropped prices by up to 65 percent last year and promised a Moore's Law pricing model going forward.

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Microsoft's Business Intelligence Service Gets a Power Boost

Microsoft's Business Intelligence Service Gets a Power Boost | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

An updated version of Microsoft’s Power BI service will be released July 24, the company announced Friday. The goal of the updated service is to enable business users to benefit from business intelligence and analytics without requiring sophisticated help from analysts, data scientists, or other tech staff.

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The new set of business-intelligence tools will replace Microsoft's current Power BI for Office 365 service.

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FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
U.S. tech companies should retain access to the encrypted information of their customers, instead of providing end-to-end encryption, in order to give police the tools they need to investigate crimes and terrorist activity, two senior law enforcement officials said.
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The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI aren't seeking new legislation to require tech companies to comply with warrant requests, at least for now, ....

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Cloud providers aren’t sharing their metadata – and it leads to bad trust with customers

Cloud providers aren’t sharing their metadata – and it leads to bad trust with customers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The verdict on cloud vendors has come in from a new research study by Forrester: must do better in assuaging compliance fears, building support issues, and making customers feel wanted.
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39% of UK respondents agreed with the statement “my cloud provider doesn’t know me or my company”. ...........

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Hadoop Apps in Healthcare

Harnessing the Power of Big Data and Hadoop Apps in Healthcare | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Impact of Big Data apps in healthcare sector
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.......... getting access to this valued data and categorizing it into clinical and advanced analytics is crucial for building sustainable healthcare systems that are more accessible.

 

Guest post: Thanks to @janet tompson for the article.

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The private cloud is for suckers

The private cloud is for suckers | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Managers embrace private cloud solutions such as OpenStack because they keep IT in control, but are they simply old men shaking their fists at the public cloud?
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After all, the public-vs.-private-cloud debate is less a matter of functional hardware parity and more a matter of abstracting away the very idea of hardware (and software) ownership, yielding an elasticity and flexibility of development that is simply impossible with OpenStack or any private cloud.

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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, June 23, 2015 1:52 AM

First, OpenStack is NOT just private cloud. Sounds like some do not get that. Second, if private cloud is for suckers, there are a lot of suckers in the world. Might be good to see why people are going for private cloud.

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Startup takes on Dropbox, Box, using cloud and local storage

Startup takes on Dropbox, Box, using cloud and local storage | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As an alternative to enterprise and small-business file sharing services, Infinit pools storage from cloud services and your own data center -- all available to clients as if they were on local disks
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The difference: It gangs together storage from multiple providers.

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Climbing the hybrid cloud on-ramp

Climbing the hybrid cloud on-ramp | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
To go hybrid, you can build a bridge between public and private clouds yourself -- or try your luck with new, ready-made hybrid plays
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Microsoft has the most advanced hybrid play, by which I mean private cloud software that duplicates the Azure public cloud infrastructure, in the form of Windows Server, System Center, and Azure Pack. .......

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Maximum security: Essential tools for everyday encryption

Maximum security: Essential tools for everyday encryption | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Thanks to technical advances and increased adoption, securing your data and communications is a lot easier than you might think
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Encryption is the chief means by which we can secure our sensitive private information and communications from prying eyes, [including] governments .........

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Docker Content Trust steps up container security

Docker Content Trust steps up container security | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Docker Content Trust seeks to provide a standard security framework for Docker images, via open source key-sharing
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Its latest push in this area, Docker Content Trust, provides a way for users of containerized apps to ensure that the container's publisher and content are who they say they are.

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GE Unveils Predix Cloud for Industrial Data and Analytics

GE Unveils Predix Cloud for Industrial Data and Analytics | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Designed to manage and analyze machine data for industrial users, the new Predix Cloud from GE will enable "the next phase of growth for the industrial Internet," the company said today.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) could help generate $14.2 trillion in global productivity improvements by 2030, according to recent research from the consulting firm Accenture.

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IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

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DashDB competes not only with Amazon's Redshift, and Microsoft Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, but also with offerings from start-ups Snowflake Computing and Coolodata, among others.

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massimo facchinetti's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:39 AM

DashDB competes not only with Amazon's Redshift, and Microsoft Azure's SQL Data Warehouse, but also with offerings from start-ups Snowflake Computing and Coolodata, among others.

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Why Spark is spiking in the cloud

Why Spark is spiking in the cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Interest and investment in Apache Spark have increased dramatically in recent months, to the benefit of cloud customers
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Spark is attractive mainly because it provides a powerful in-memory data-processing component within Hadoop that deals with both real-time and batch events.

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8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Google Drive can do much more than you realize. Ready to unlock its productivity potential?
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Note that Google's sharable links for Drive apps all appear as add-ons for Chrome -- but once an app is installed, it'll connect directly to your Drive account and work in the cloud from any browser.

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What is a Private Cloud?

What is a Private Cloud? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
A private cloud is one of the two types of cloud computing (the other is public cloud) with a separate and secure cloud-based environment where only one specific user/client can operate. Just like with other cloud models, the ‘private cloud’ models also offer computing power as a service within a
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This article compares the Private Cloud to the normal off the mill Local Area Network and does not deal in comparing it to the Public Cloud. Of course Private Cloud comes up trumps in this scenario.

 

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome
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Hadoop isn't a thing: Hadoop is a word we use to mean "that big data stuff" like Spark, MapReduce, Hive, HBase, and so on. There are a lot of pieces. .............
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ISPs do throttle traffic -- and the FCC can't stop it

ISPs do throttle traffic -- and the FCC can't stop it | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Fast lanes exist, neutrality doesn't, and this is all perfectly legal under the FCC's new rules
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This may sound like Internet traffic being held for ransom, but it's all perfectly legal and has been standard operating procedure for 20 years. ....

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How to make cloud backup a no-brainer

How to make cloud backup a no-brainer | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
It's time to move from a disk-to-tape to a disk-to-cloud backup strategy
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The idea of backing up with a cloud storage repository as one of those three copies is beneficial in theory, providing an offsite copy of your data should you need it.

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Paul Davies's curator insight, June 24, 2015 8:49 PM

Redundancy is the key when backing up , just ensure you have a backup for your backup