big data analytics

For enterprise AI, horsepower changes everything

AI, Deep learning, Workload & resource optimization

This blog post is sponsored by IBM. The author, Peter Rutten, is a Research Director for the IDC Enterprise Infrastructure Practice, focusing on high-end, accelerated, and heterogeneous infrastructure and their use cases. Information and opinions contained in this article are his own, based on research conducted for IDC. An IDC survey that I performed in ...read more


IBM unveils new cloud-ready mainframe based on single-frame design

Big data & analytics, Blockchain, Cloud computing...

Today, IBM announced its newest cloud-ready mainframes — the IBM z14 Model ZR1 and IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II, the latest additions to its family of servers announced in 2017. The new systems feature a 19-inch industry standard, single-frame design allowing for easy placement into cloud data centers and for private cloud environments. This will bring ...read more


Think 2018: Data-driven storage without limits

AI, Cloud computing, Data centers...

The world of storage has changed dramatically in a few short years. Business data is no longer stored only in stand-alone systems in on-premises data centers. Far different demands are being placed on storage as data volumes rise and new applications are developed. Artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, deep learning and other modern workloads ...read more


The fabric of big memory

Big data & analytics, Flash storage, Modern data platforms...

Technologies as diverse as Apache Spark, SAP HANA and NoSQL databases all share a common architectural feature – the use of in-memory data stores. Moving data sets from traditional storage media into memory can dramatically reduce system latency and increase application performance. These data sets are growing ever larger, however, leading to requirements for what ...read more


IBM a leader in distributed file and object storage

Big data & analytics, Cloud object storage, Internet of things...

For two years in a row, IBM has been recognized as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for both its completeness of vision and ability to execute in the fast growing scale-out storage market for unstructured data. The report evaluates our suite of products which include IBM ...read more


IBM’s new Linear Tape Open (LTO) tape drives

Big data & analytics, Internet of things, Storage...

Combining smart economics with performance and data security The methods with which company leaders treat the data under their purview is fast becoming synonymous with their guiding principles. This critical business data usually includes information about partners and customers, as well personal details about employees. How information is processed, analyzed and kept has become so ...read more


An optimized platform for big data and machine learning

Big data & analytics, Deep learning, Power servers...

For organization leaders seeking to deploy the most efficient platform for big data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and cognitive applications, IBM and Hortonworks have partnered to certify IBM Spectrum Scale with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on x86 servers. This adds to previous certifications for IBM Spectrum Scale and HDP on IBM Power servers. IBM ...read more


Intelligent security

Data security, Flash storage, Hybrid cloud storage...

Flash storage adoption rates are skyrocketing these days. IT industry analyst firm IDC predicts that 74.5 percent of worldwide business revenue will be flash-based by 2020. The question is – Why are enterprises of all types and sizes so enthusiastically deploying flash storage solutions? There’s only one legitimate answer – because flash really does provide ...read more


Cost-efficient high-performance new-generation IT

Data centers, Real-time analytics, Software-defined computing...

New-generation IT management systems help to increase the usable capacity of your existing data centers, without the need to add more servers. It’s not uncommon to double or triple your computing capacity delivering faster answers and greater insights at lower cost. The key is a software capability called cluster virtualization. It is common in high-performance ...read more