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Business Issues, Converged Infrastructure

Converged Infrastructure: what is it and why it's important

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Converged Infrastructure is one of those fuzzy but self-defining technology terms. Let's dissect the term.

Converge: "come from different directions and meet at (a place)" or "gradually change so as to become similar or develop something in common." (source: The Internet, unnamed)

Infrastructure: "The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise." (source: The Internet, unnamed)


Technology, Big Data

Dynamic Data Integration Part I

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Gabriel_Lowy

Distributed architectures with more fragmented data sets beget the need for a dynamic data integration platform that is flexible and scalable to bridge existing enterprise infrastructure to newer apps developed for cloud and mobility.  Data quality and master data management (MDM) are vital components of data integration to ensure consistency and reliability for upstream analytics. 


Business Issues, Cloud

Are we heading to glocal cloud?

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“What a small world!” – How many times did you hear or said this phrase? Well, I for sure say it often. The truth is the world isn’t small, but the way we communicate and do business at a global scale sure makes it look that way.


Business Issues, Services

Kenne deine Kunden, beleuchte deine Produkte, schaffe Vertrauen - Teil 2

Autor: Jean-Michel Franco, Product Marketing Director - Talend

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Dies ist der zweite Teil meines Posts über Stammdatenverwaltung, der anhand von Amazon.com den Wert verdeutlichen soll, den das Verwalten und Darstellen von Referenzdaten über zentrale Assets wie Kunden oder Produkte hat. Lesen Sie in Teil 1 die ersten zwei Punkte über Kunden und Artikelstammdaten.

 


Business Issues, Services

Know your Customers, Illuminate your Products, Build Trust - Part 2

Author: Jean-Michel Franco, Product Marketing Director - Talend

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This is second part of my post on Master Data Management, using well-known Amazon.com to illustrate the value of managing and exposing reference data about key enterprise assets such as customers, products or suppliers. See also part 1 for the first two talking points on Customer and Product Master Data.


Technology, Big Data

Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

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ABreakey

With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the seven deadly sins of data analysts:


Business Issues, Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Gartner's Magic Qudrant on converged infrastructure

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jdodge

CRN's slideshow about Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant" on converged infrastructure does a nice job indentifying the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. The vertical axis is ability to execute and the horizontal axis is completeness of vision.

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Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

The Pain Curve

The Complexity of Clusters and Why Clusters are So Different

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I've been building clusters for my entire professional career and I've known that clusters are different, but never could quite articulate why. Until now.

After having many conversations with operations team members from a broad cross-section of enterprises, I now have a handle on why clusters are so different from farms of single-purpose servers that reside in traditional data centers.

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