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Hadoop for Dummies

Today, organizations in every industry are being showered with imposing quantities of new information. Along with traditional sources, many more data channels and categories now exist. Collectively, these vastly larger information volumes and new assets are known as Big Data. Enterprises are using technologies such as MapReduce and Hadoop to extract value from Big Data.

View now as we provide you with a solid understanding of key Big Data concepts and trends, as well as related architectures, such as MapReduce and Hadoop. We also present some suggestions about how to implement high-performance Hadoop.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Top Five Ways to Get Started with Big Data

Despite the increased focus on big data over the past few years, most organizations are still talking about what big data is rather than focusing on what problems big data can address.

Through customer surveys, analyst reports, more than 300 customer and prospect discussions and hundreds of big data solutions implementations, IBM has identified the top five high-value big data use cases. This paper will help you determine which of the five can be your first step into big data.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Data Warehouse Augmentation: The Queryable Data Store

Big data does not spell extinction for the data warehouse. On the contrary, big data problems can be better addressed by an enhanced data warehouse. And big data technology can be used to augment the warehouse's value. IBM has identified three approaches to data warehouse augmentation, one of which is a queryable data store. This paper focuses on the benefits of a queryable data store and big data technologies available to support data warehouse augmentation.
Read the paper to understand how data can be stored and optimized with Hadoop, to assess whether or not you need a queryable data store, and to find out how you can try IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software's key enterprise features for free.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The IBM Big Data Platform

IBM is unique in having developed an enterprise class big data platform that allows you to address the full spectrum of big data business challenges. The real benefit of the platform is leverage -- the ability to start with one capability and easily add others over your big data journey.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Study: Total Economic Impact of Google Apps

Employees can work faster and IT spending can decrease when companies switch to Google Apps, says a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting. Going Google can make teams 20% more efficient and yields an estimated ROI of 329%.

Sponsor: Google Apps


 

Dell Boomi a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for iPaaS

See why Dell Boomi is named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). Then in this free report, industry experts discuss which iPaaS solution and vendor best fits your needs. Get your copy.

Sponsor: Dell


 

It's Time to Refresh Your Data Center

At first, one might think that it is great to get as much service as possible out of a capital investment, but the operational costs to run outdated servers could pay for a complete technology refresh. In the end it comes down to a single decision: Stick with the status quo or increase performance and reliability while reducing total costs.

In this Whitepaper, we'll take a close look at how Cisco® Unified Computing System (UCS®) with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors is revolutionizing the way businesses store and access information. We'll also examine how improvements in processor technology have affected the data center, how Cisco outperforms the competition, and how you can avoid the pitfalls sometimes uncovered in an upgrade.


Intel®, the Intel logo, Xeon®, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Sponsor: PC Connection | Cisco | Intel®


 

Social Media in Technology: A Unified Strategy for Success

Leading companies know that when different departments across the organization use social media to listen to their audiences and peers, they get stronger insights into their customers, competitors, industry, and communities. Learn how leaders in tech integrate social media to spark business growth.

Sponsor: HootSuite Media, Inc.


 

Endpoint Buyers Guide

It takes more than antivirus to stop today's advanced threats. An endpoint protection solution is an important part of your IT security strategy to protect corporate assets. Evaluating the many components that make up an endpoint security solution may seem overwhelming. Get independent research and test results to help you determine your requirements and identify the vendor that best meets your needs.

Sponsor: Sophos, Inc.


 

Managing BitLocker With SafeGuard Enterprise

Full-disk encryption is rapidly becoming a standard security solution, like antivirus or spam filters-a trend further accelerated by widespread use of Microsoft BitLocker. However, to support the flexibility of your workers today, full-disk encryption is not enough to prevent data loss. Your users are no longer confined to the office by their technology and their PCs, and work has become a thing people do rather than a place they go to. This whitepaper explains how Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise secures your data wherever it's stored; and how it allows you to support diverse platforms and encryption products including BitLocker.

Sponsor: Sophos, Inc.


 

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention

The many ways in which industry experts have defined advanced persistent threats (APT) have not exactly led to a better understanding. This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack. Network security is all about ensuring you close the holes an attacker can get through. But you also need measures in place to detect the signs of an attack in progress to stop it from unfolding. In this paper we'll explain how a multi-faceted approach to protect against APTs including layers of defense can reduce the risk of attacks.

Sponsor: Sophos, Inc.


 

EFT Server to Replace USB for SCADA; EFT Server Enterprise Helps to Reduce Risks through Multi-Zone Architecture

This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally. The paper explains that no manually handling of files, such as with USB drives, is unnecessary when you set up a secure network architecture using five zones of protection. You can transfer files to and from your network around the globe, and know the data and the network are secure, automatically scanning files to block dangerous data while allowing "clean" data into the network. The paper notes several reasons why it matters that data is secure while remaining accessible.

Sponsor: GlobalSCAPE


 

Wide Area File Services: Document Collaboration for the Distributed Business Environment

This paper outlines the essential requirements for file sharing across a wide-area network (WAN), and briefly discusses the limitations of appliance-based WAN optimization when applied specifically to document collaboration. The paper uses a solution analysis to compare common business needs to required features, and explains how appliance-based optimization falls short of these needs. The paper then describes how Globalscape's software-only solution. (WAFS) provides file replication and collaboration across globally dispersed networks, securely and reliably, with the performance of local file sharing.

Sponsor: GlobalSCAPE


 

Data Center Insight: 6 ways to prevent mistakes that have cost others millions

Think you know about data center transformation? Think again. It's not that costly, and it really is necessary, despite what others may tell you. This white paper sponsored by HP and Intel® lists six common and costly myths that surround data center transformation.


Intel® and the Intel® logo are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel®


 

Converged Infrastructure for Dummies - 2.0

In this eBook learn to:
-Simplify and align IT to the speed of business for any workload at any scale
-Increase IT agility, speed, efficiency, and innovation
-Reduce costs and risks
-Get started with HP Converged Infrastructure solutions


Intel® and the Intel® logo are trademarks of Intel® Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

HP is the sponsor of this material. By submitting your information you agree to be contacted by HP on topics of interest. Before deciding please review HP's privacy statement.

Sponsor: HP and Intel®


 

Infographic: Deliver Big on the Customer Experience

Do you have a 360-degree view of your customers? That's what multi-channel marketing delivers, by allowing your customers and prospects to interact with you in the way they choose and using that data to offer them a highly targeted, highly personal experience. This new Infographic details the benefits of a multi-channel marketing solution.

Sponsor: Infor Global Solutions


 

The New IT

Your people and business can do amazing things when technology runs at its best. The new ITSM experience helps organizations achieve greatness in today's mobile, social and user-centric reality. Discover a better way for users to access service and support anywhere, anytime. Explore enhanced productivity for IT staff, and seamless integration across IT operation management systems. Download now.

Sponsor: BMC Software


 

Delivering IT as a Service With Software-Defined Data Center

The pace of IT change is increasing remarkably. Mobility, cloud computing, social media, consumerization, big data and analytics have all become deeply interwoven within today's enterprise. The result is a paradigm shift in the way organizations use and consume IT resources. Today, new and dynamic service delivery models promise to revolutionize business and transform IT.

Sponsor: VMware


 

The Brave New World of Customer-Centric Manufacturing

Manufacturers have traditionally fostered close relationships with retailers and channel partners who sell their products rather than interacting directly with consumers. But this is changing. Learn how manufacturers can succeed in this new era of customer-centric manufacturing.

Sponsor: SAS


 

See the Possibilities Utilizing Data Visualization

Regardless of size, today's businesses are bombarded with structured and unstructured data from a variety of sources. Take advantage of all this data with in-memory analytics and data visualization techniques, to get day-to-day insights for making better decisions.

Sponsor: SAS