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      • New developments make data integration a businesswide effort

        Data integration software is now much more than just extract, transform and load tools -- it encompasses a wide range of platforms and technologies supporting real-time integration as well as traditional batch-oriented approaches. It’s also a “growth market,” according to Gartner. The consulting company predicts that the data integration software market will reach $3.6 billion by 2018 -- up from $2.2 billion in 2013.

        This three-part guide explores the trends and emerging best practices shaping the data integration process -- and why many potential users have yet to buy into the hype. First, Rick Sherman, the founder of Athena IT Solutions, says new data demands are finally proving to businesses that integration is a businesswide effort. Sherman also looks at some of the new tools taking data integration beyond basic extract, transform and load processes. Next, we discuss the myriad approaches organizations can take with data integration projects. We finish with an argument for wider integration considerations with software-as-a-service applications -- and what that means for the bottom line.

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      • Buyer’s checklist to converged infrastructure systems

        Converged infrastructure systems bundle storage with servers and the necessary networking gear into a single rack. The appeal to users is that all the components are already integrated and tested and—theoretically, at least—ready to run when the power is switched on. Advocates of converged systems say the technology represents the quickest and easiest route to production deployment; those who are less enamored with the packaging concept say users are likely to sacrifice best of breed for convenience. Most storage vendors offer converged systems by partnering with other vendors for the server and networking components. A few vendors that sell a wider variety of IT products may have all the necessary parts to assemble their own converged infrastructure packages. But converged infrastructure goes beyond the convenience of preconfigured hardware. Vendors distinguish their offerings by bundling hardware configurations designed for specific applications, while others may include hypervisor software ready for server or desktop virtualization. This Buyer’s Checklist describes the key features to consider as you evaluate converged systems, and explains which types of applications and use cases are best suited for implementation on converged infrastructure systems.

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      • Securing critical industrial systems

        28 October 2014

        Includes:
        • Argos interview: “Stores still very much part of IT strategy"
        • Product survey 2014: Hybrid flash arrays from the big six
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      • Sorting through AWS Data Storage options

        Selecting a storage option from those offered by Amazon Web Services -- Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and the AWS Data Pipeline -- is a difficult task facing many businesses exploring the cloud. All three are designed to work best for particular storage requirements, but it’s no easy job determining which is best for your organization. In this three-part guide, SearchAWS contributors light the path to selecting an effective, secure AWS Storage option.

        First, systems architect and consultant Dan Sullivan offers up some background on Amazon S3 and EBS. A bit of information, he writes, can help struggling organizations choose between the two. Next, Ofir Nachmani, a business technology adviser, discusses new changes to the encryption feature on Amazon Web Services S3. Those tweaks have given administrators a flexibility with AWS encryption not available in the initial feature. An increased willingness to adopt the public cloud is another outcome of recent updates to encryption on AWS. Sullivan finishes the guide with a look at managing workflows in the cloud. For many organizations, the AWS Data Pipeline satisfies a host of essential workflow requirements.

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    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.

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  • New developments make data integration a businesswide effort

    Data integration software is now much more than just extract, transform and load tools -- it encompasses a wide range of platforms and technologies supporting real-time integration as well as traditional batch-oriented approaches. It’s also a “growth market,” according to Gartner. The consulting company predicts that the data integration software market will reach $3.6 billion by 2018 -- up from $2.2 billion in 2013.

    This three-part guide explores the trends and emerging best practices shaping the data integration process -- and why many potential users have yet to buy into the hype. First, Rick Sherman, the founder of Athena IT Solutions, says new data demands are finally proving to businesses that integration is a businesswide effort. Sherman also looks at some of the new tools taking data integration beyond basic extract, transform and load processes. Next, we discuss the myriad approaches organizations can take with data integration projects. We finish with an argument for wider integration considerations with software-as-a-service applications -- and what that means for the bottom line.

  • Buyer’s checklist to converged infrastructure systems

    Converged infrastructure systems bundle storage with servers and the necessary networking gear into a single rack. The appeal to users is that all the components are already integrated and tested and—theoretically, at least—ready to run when the power is switched on. Advocates of converged systems say the technology represents the quickest and easiest route to production deployment; those who are less enamored with the packaging concept say users are likely to sacrifice best of breed for convenience. Most storage vendors offer converged systems by partnering with other vendors for the server and networking components. A few vendors that sell a wider variety of IT products may have all the necessary parts to assemble their own converged infrastructure packages. But converged infrastructure goes beyond the convenience of preconfigured hardware. Vendors distinguish their offerings by bundling hardware configurations designed for specific applications, while others may include hypervisor software ready for server or desktop virtualization. This Buyer’s Checklist describes the key features to consider as you evaluate converged systems, and explains which types of applications and use cases are best suited for implementation on converged infrastructure systems.

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