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Top 3 Myths about Big Data Security : Debunking common misconceptions about big data security

Data volumes are growing rapidly with no end in sight. Big data represents massive business possibilities and competitive advantage for organizations that are able to harness and use that information. But how are they protecting that data? This eBook addresses three myths of big data security.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology

IBM is a leader in Gartner Inc's Magic Quadrant for Data Masking Technology. IBM received the highest positioning in the ability to execute and completeness of vision categories. Gartner reports that data masking should be mandatory for enterprises using copies of sensitive production data for application development, analytics or training. They also believe the market is expanding into production and unstructured data protection. Read the full report to learn about IBM.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Best Practices for Securing Hadoop

Historically, Apache Hadoop has provided limited security capabilities, and most Hadoop implementations to date have been deployed with little thought given to security. To protect sensitive data being stored and analyzed in Hadoop, security architects should use a structured approach to security.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Top Tips for Securing Big Data Environments: Why Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Security Challenges

Big data environments create significant opportunities. However, organizations must come to terms with the security challenges they introduce, for example big data environments allow organizations to aggregate more and more data - much of which is financial, personal, intellectual property or other types of sensitive data - most of the data is subject to compliance regulations.
As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making.
Organizations don't have to feel overwhelmed when it comes to securing big data environments. The same security fundamentals for securing databases, data warehouses and file share systems can be applied to securing Hadoop implementations.

Sponsor: IBM


 

CIOs strive to harness Big Data while keeping an eye on the bottom line

CIOs who've embraced data-driven business practices are achieving impressive top line improvements. Discover how the leading open source, software-defined storage solution eliminates the need for disparate storage platforms, enables easy storage scalability, leverages cost advantages of commodity hardware, and expands storage capacity while increasing performance.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Enterprise architects challenged to manage data explosion

Today's enterprise faces dramatic change and tremendous opportunity. Enterprise architects are finding it challenging to ensure adequate technology governance, drive transformational initiatives, and support critical business processes.

Collecting and storing unprecedented amounts of data threatens to usurp fundamental business processes and puts key initiatives at risk. Architects must take the lead in championing a future-proof data platform as digital media plays an increasingly important role in today's mobile, social, and web environments.

Read this whitepaper to find out how Red Hat Storage Server can allow enterprises to quickly and confidently deliver business applications that minimize cost, complexity, and risk while increasing architectural flexibility.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Delivering trusted information for the modern data warehouse

An agile warehouse environment helps organizations capitalize on analytics, optimize performance and uncover new insights. Learn about the capabilities and technologies required to provide trusted information for a next-generation data warehouse.

Sponsor: IBM


 

The Forrester Wave for Big Data Hadoop Solutions

Read this report from Forrester Research and find out why IBM InfoSphere BigInsights was named a leader among 9 companies evaluated, and how it stands in relation to other big data Hadoop vendors.

Sponsor: IBM


 

Stop the Top 3 Causes of Data Breaches

Organizations need a new weapon in the ongoing struggle against data breaches. With the patience of today's cybercriminals, it is critical to identify the precursors and indications of malicious activity early on. Learn how to augment your existing security infrastructure by identifying threat activity, watching for "High Value Target" transmission patterns, and monitoring what the bad guys have already learned.

Sponsor: Platfora


 

3 Big Data Security Analytics Techniques You Can Apply Now to Catch Advanced Persistent Threats

This technical white paper demonstrates how to use Big Data security analytics techniques to detect advanced persistent threat (APT) cyber attacks, and it shows how HP ArcSight-a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution from HP-applies these techniques to spot and stop attacks.

Sponsor: HP


 

Dell Software Foglight APM 5.9: Introducing Big Data Repository/Reporting Supporting Web Analytics and User-Centric APM

Learn the capabilities of Dell™ Foglight™ Application Performance Monitoring (APM) 5.9, and how the deep visibility into transaction flows and User Experience capitalize on innovative Big Data Technology.

Sponsor: Dell Software


 

Ebook: Big Data Analytics For Dummies

Finally, a Big Data book written for business analysts, BI professionals, and data scientists. Big Data Analytics for Dummies is a valuable resource that addresses the practical dilemmas surrounding Big Data analytics and provides a step-by-step approach on how to sidestep common pitfalls.

Sponsor: Alteryx


 

A Guide To Preparing Your Data in Tableau

Preparing your data for Tableau can be time consuming and difficult to implement. Read "A Guide to Preparing Your Data for Tableau" and see how you can: Blend disparate data sources, then cleanse and enrich the dataset before adding predictive and spatial analysis - all with an intuitive workflow.

Sponsor: Alteryx


 

Server and System Admins Challenged to Keep Up with Storage Explosion

The rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces, like the explosion of big data, can cause Linux® and server administrators to play catch-up when it comes to storage. Running a bunch of monolithic storage devices and proprietary, disconnected technologies forces administrators to spend valuable time creating and managing complex solutions.

Read this whitepaper to learn how administrators are leveraging their existing skills to simplify the management of storage and servers.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

A Modern Approach to the Data Deluge

Modern enterprises require I.T. organizations to become more agile to manage complex physical, virtual, and cloud technologies. I.T. leaders and their organizations must manage this complexity, keep operating costs low, and deliver on ever-increasing SLA expectations. With the rapid growth in unstructured data volumes, I.T. leaders are rethinking how storage is delivered for their organizations.

Read this whitepaper to learn how infrastructure leaders can confidently manage cost, complexity, and risk, capitalize on emerging technologies, and drive future innovation across their organizations with Red Hat Storage Server, an open, software-defined storage platform.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Architects lead the next generation of data-driven applications

Modern application architects are being asked to deliver a new era of social, mobile, and big data applications at a time when the entire application stack is shifting around them. Successful architects are taking a page out of the cloud computing playbook and turning to open, scale-out storage software running on industry-standard servers.

Read this whitepaper to find out how application architects can quickly and confidently deliver long-lasting applications that minimize cost, complexity, and risk while increasing architectural flexibility with Red Hat Storage Server, an open, software-defined storage platform.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Enterprise architects challenged to manage data explosion

Today's enterprise faces dramatic change and tremendous opportunity. Enterprise architects are finding it challenging to ensure adequate technology governance, drive transformational initiatives, and support critical business processes.

Collecting and storing unprecedented amounts of data threatens to usurp fundamental business processes and puts key initiatives at risk. Architects must take the lead in championing a future-proof data platform as digital media plays an increasingly important role in today's mobile, social, and web environments.

Read this whitepaper to find out how Red Hat Storage Server can allow enterprises to quickly and confidently deliver business applications that minimize cost, complexity, and risk while increasing architectural flexibility.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

CIOs strive to harness Big Data while keeping an eye on the bottom line

As the economy improves, CIOs must lay the foundation for the next generation of enterprise business growth, and the new battleground is data. Companies focused on transforming themselves into data-driven organizations are seeing increased innovation and improved financial performance. To meet the data challenge, CIOs must create a unified information platform that is highly reliable and scalable, one that makes it easy to access and integrate all data sources across the enterprise.

Read this whitepaper to learn how Red Hat Storage Server allows CIOs to confidently support business growth, manage cost and risk, capitalize on emerging technologies, and drive future innovation across their organizations.

Sponsor: Red Hat


 

Meeting the Big Data Challenge: Get Close, Get Connected

Big Data can be a key tool in gaining a competitive advantage-allowing businesses to better understand and target their customers and transform their processes. This paper outlines the challenges related to Big Data and how to manage and overcome them, so you can derive value faster.

Sponsor: Equinix


 

Server and system administrators challenged to keep up with enterprise storage explosion

The rapid evolution of enterprise storage technologies, combined with external forces, like the explosion of big data, can cause Linux® and server administrators to play catch-up when it comes to storage. Running a bunch of monolithic storage devices and proprietary, disconnected technologies forces administrators to spend valuable time creating and managing complex solutions.

To reduce complexity and enable rapid deployment of new technologies and applications, server administrators need a single open and extensible data storage platform. This storage platform must span physical, virtual, and cloud resources to support the various environments they currently manage and to provide a common repository for all unstructured data. Read this whitepaper to learn how administrators are leveraging their existing skills to simplify the management of storage and servers.

Sponsor: Red Hat