Big Data News – 11 Jul 2016

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According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, "World Internet of Things (IoT) Healthcare Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014-2021", the world internet of things (IoT) healthcare market is expected to reach $136.8 billion by 2021.

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Depending on whether you "build" your data lake in the cloud or on premise, it could take anywhere from six months to a year to be fully deployed. But those companies that are faithful to creating and using a big data platform should see not only break-even but real return too.

Several new technologies allow you to transform your office into a less wasteful and more energy efficient space – and it starts with reducing paper usage.

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

In this special guest feature, Sandeep Agarwal, Senior VP and Head of Engineering at Happiest Minds Technologies, discusses the challenges of applying IoT technology to smart cities.

Deep learning has become one of the most relevant trends in modern software technology. From a conceptual standpoint, deep learning is a discipline of machine learning that focuses on modeling data using connected graphs with multiple processing layers. In the last few years, deep learning has become a pivotal technology to power use cases such as image recognition, natural language processing, or even powering some of the capabilities of self-driving vehicles. The popularity of deep learning has expanded beyond just software and now the industry is starting to talk about the first generation of hardware with deep learning capabilities: a deep learning chip.

ERP is a foundational technology for enterprises. After years of consolidation and rivalries, the landscape has evolved tremendously. And cloud-based vendors jumping into the mix could usher in a new wave of market disruption. Here are 10 major ERP players you should know.

The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren't yet translating into a true "cloud" experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the "private cloud" market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between what is available in the public cloud and the early private clouds?

IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and efficiencies.

In the world of DevOps there are 'known good practices' — aka 'patterns' — and 'known bad practices' — aka 'anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists discussed the patterns and anti-patterns of DevOps, and what it means to 'do the right thing' in a DevOps way, but in the real world.

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"Since we pioneered the self-service data preparation space, our singular mission is to eliminate that very challenge, and truly unlock the value of BI investments. This important research indicates that the strong demand we have seen in the last three years for our enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform is just the tip of the iceberg." Prakash Nanduri, CEO and Co-founder of Paxata Prakash Nanduri, CEO and Co-founder of Paxata, shared his perspective on the findings: "It is not surprising to me that more than a third (37%) of the people in the study indicated dissatisfaction with their ability to find relevant data and understand how to use it appropriately for BI and analytics.

Basho Technologies has announced the latest release of Basho Riak TS, version 1.3. Riak TS is an enterprise-grade NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things (IoT). The open source version enables developers to download the software for free and use it in production as well as make contributions to the code and develop applications around Riak TS. Enhancements to Riak TS make it quick, easy and cost-effective to spin up an instance to test new ideas and build IoT applications. In addition to making Riak TS available as open source software, version 1.3 expands support for SQL commands, enhances API support and provides support for shell commands. Riak TS Enterprise 1.3 also includes Multi-cluster Replication.

Most people haven't heard the word, "gamification," even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is "the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation." Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics — rules, constructs, processes, and methods — into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid Data, discussed how wearables, analytics, and geospatial technologies can be combined to transform the world into the ultimate game board. Organizations can grasp consumer, employee, or client intrinsic interest by setting up cool, collaborative, and rewarding systems using the IoT.

"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions – what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

What does it look like when you have access to cloud infrastructure and platform under the same roof? Let's talk about the different layers of Technology as a Service: who cares, what runs where, and how does it all fit together. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Phil Jackson, Lead Technology Evangelist at SoftLayer, an IBM company, spoke about the picture being painted by IBM Cloud and how the tools being crafted can help fill the gaps in your IT infrastructure.

Let's face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficiencies, all while delivering real freedom and flexibility. Come learn how to #BeFree.

Machine-to-machine (M2M) learning is an integral apart of the expanding world of Industrial IoT. Over the past few months we have given attention to manufacturing and its current digital disruption, but have failed to show the direct impact smart M2M and IoT technology is having on the industry. So, this week we are diving deeper into the term machine learning and how it connects to manufacturing both today and in the future.

Not only is Doug Cutting the brains behind the most successful big data platform, Hadoop, he is also one of the reasons why the open source community was finally able to push its way into the enterprise, alongside the proprietary software giants who dominated those arenas for decades. Now on board with Cloudera, Cutting's heart is still well rooted in his brainchild Hadoop.

Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python, announced the availability of Anaconda Mosaic.

Sumo Logic, a leading cloud-native, machine data analytics service, announced the availability of its Sumo Logic App for MongoDB to provide a deeper, in-depth view into the operational health and performance of MongoDB deployments than ever before.

After many years of research, misfires and frightening Hollywood plotlines, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally coming into its own and beginning to demonstrate significant business value. The combined forces of big data, human expertise and AI are being used across industries as diverse as healthcare and manufacturing, as well as within all aspects of business. IT operations is one area that AI is beginning to contribute to enormously. IT infrastructures are changing rapidly today, particularly hybrid cloud environments.

In an era of unified IT, you can no longer afford to take a silo-based approach to monitoring and troubleshooting IT problems. It's time for network engineers, server admins and application engineers to expand beyond their particular domains anddepartment-specific tools. It's time to embrace a new, integrated approach to network and application monitoring that lets you view your entire IT infrastructure from a single console and resolve issues before they affect end users. It's time for applications-aware network performance monitoring (AANPM).

Microsoft took another step toward being king of the cloud hill when it announced in January that it was releasing its Azure stack to the public. There are many technical reasons why this is cool, but more importantly, it's the psychological advantage this gives Microsoft. Google has always had the ability for developers using its stack to develop locally on the same tools that run in Google App Engine. It recently forked its environments, so now the local and cloud environments are slightly different for some of the configurations — I can't tell you how many nights I have lost sleep because of environments being slightly different!

It's 2016: buildings are smart, connected and the IoT is fundamentally altering how control and operating systems work and speak to each other. Platforms across the enterprise are networked via inexpensive sensors to collect massive amounts of data for analytics, information management, and insights that can be used to continuously improve operations. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Chemel, Co-Founder and CTO of Digital Lumens, will explore: The benefits sensor-networked systems bring to a variety of business applications, like employee productivity, efficiency, energy savings

"We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global," explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable again. Lastly he provided insight on the importance of properly establishing IoT in the cloud and the four steps you need to take in order to make your IoT program improve your service quality.

Large scale deployments present unique planning challenges, system commissioning hurdles between IT and OT and demand careful system hand-off orchestration. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Smith, Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, will discuss some of the key tactics to ensure delivery success based on his experience of the last two years deploying Industrial IoT systems across four continents.

Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn't happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will step through an integrated approach to the IoT journey, highlighting common pitfalls and successful strategies using real-world examples from the field.

Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.

"We view the cloud not really as a specific technology but as a way of doing business and that way of doing business is transforming the way software, infrastructure and services are being delivered to business," explained Matthew Rosen, CEO and Director at Fusion, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

CenturyLink has announced that application server solutions from GENBAND are now available as part of CenturyLink's Networx contracts. The General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx program includes the largest telecommunications contract vehicles ever awarded by the federal government. CenturyLink recently secured an extension through spring 2020 of its offerings available to federal government agencies via GSA's Networx Universal and Enterprise contracts. GENBAND's EXPERiUS™ Application Server, which was recently certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), significantly enhances the end-user experience by providing fully featured multimedia communications applications and integrating voice, video, instant messaging, presence, mobility, conferencing and collaboration over any network or any device.

"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics.

In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud. Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency (under 10ms).

Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.

As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team's bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes QA profiles from 5 companies who successfully scaled up production without building a large QA team and includes: What to consider when choosing CI/CD tools How culture and communication can make or break implementation

Tapjoy's data-driven business of serving 500 million global mobile users – or more than 1.5 million add engagements per day, a data volume of a 120 terabytes – runs with extreme efficiency. The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer big data case study discussion examines how mobile app advertising platform Tapjoy handles fast and massive data – some two dozen terabytes per day – with just two part-time database administrators (DBAs).

"This week we're really focusing on scalability, asset preservation and how do you back up to the cloud and in the cloud with object storage, which is really a new way of attacking dealing with your file, your blocked data, where you put it and how you access it," stated Jeff Greenwald, Senior Director of Market Development at HGST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

IT planning is an imprecise science that allows IT experts to increase the flexibility and agility of IT environments while reducing the bottom line. In an ideal world, where time and budget are not limiting factors, upgrading an organization's infrastructure happens on an ongoing, as-needed basis. In the real world, IT administrators have to make decisions about the hardware they put in place and how to maintain acceptable service levels over the course of the equipment's expected life. Most businesses do not have the luxury of replacing their current storage systems when IT demands outpace their current infrastructure.

Stakeholders need to monetize the benefits and ROI to make the organization's change real. Join this IBM webcast for a discussion on monetizing key DevOps benefits and associated costs. We share a case study where cost benefit analysis frameworks were leveraged to justify DevOps ROI.

A data breach could happen to anyone. Data managed by your company is valuable to someone, no matter what the data is. Everything has a price tag on the dark web. It is especially true when it is customer data, such as personal and payment card details. When your customers' data turns up somewhere unexpected on the Internet, you may feel the world is collapsing around you. People start tweeting about the hack, angry customers phone in, and Brian Krebs publishes his first article. Your organization switches to an emergency mode to handle the situation. It is the time when your incident response team takes control to put the genie back in the bottle.




A smart city is simply a community that harnesses digital technologies, such as Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, Mobility, Drones & Wearables to improve the quality of life of people,…

"Avere Systems is a hybrid cloud solution provider. We have customers that want to use cloud storage and we have customers that want to take advantage of cloud compute," explained Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing at Avere Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.

Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, released substantial enhancements to Powered by Looker one of the flagship capabilities available on the Looker Data Platform.

In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Sagi Brody, Chief Technology Officer at Webair Internet Development Inc., and Logan Best, Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair, focused on real world deployments of DDoS mitigation strategies in every layer of the network. He gave an overview of methods to prevent these attacks and best practices on how to provide protection in complex cloud platforms. He also outlined what we have found in our experience managing and running thousands of Linux and Unix managed service platforms and what specifically can be done to offer protection at every layer. He offered insight and examples from both a business and technical perspective.

Big Data engines are powering a lot of service businesses right now. Data is collected from users from wearable technologies, web behaviors, purchase behavior as well as several arbitrary data points we'd never think of. The demand for faster and bigger engines to crunch and serve up the data to services is growing exponentially. You see a LOT of correlation between "Cloud" and "Big Data" but on Big Data and "Hybrid," where hybrid hosting is the sanest approach to the Big Data Infrastructure problem.

Kiuk Chung is a Software Development Engineer with the Amazon Personalization team In Personalization at Amazon, we use neural networks to generate personalized product recommendations for our customers. Amazon's product catalog is huge compared to the number of products that a customer has purchased, making our datasets extremely sparse.

Critical care decisions in modern day intensive care units (ICUs) are made every day by doctors who rely on decades of studies and clinical trials to inform them of the most effective treatments for these patients, yet the amount of evidence supporting clinical decisions remains extremely low. A recent study evaluated seven interventions in the ICU and found only one provided actual patient benefit, with the others having no effect or even causing harm. Thousands of medications and interventions are in regular use in the ICU, with an uncountable number of interactions among them.

It's no secret in the analytics community that data quality is a problem. But how big a problem is it? TDWI, a respected provider of data warehousing insights, shed some light on the topic with a new report. In the "best practices" report, titled "Improving Data Preparation for Business Analytics," senior TDWI research director David Stodder and his team sought to dig into the market for self-service data preparation, and reveal the core drivers powering a market that Gartner predicts will be worth $1 billion in three short years, growing from a 5% penetration rate to more than 10%. Along the way, TDWI found answers to several questions, including: how much time data pros are spending cleaning data?

SYS-CON Events announced today that CDS Global Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CDS Global Cloud is an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider specializing in solutions for e-commerce, internet gaming, online education and other internet applications. With a growing number of data centers and network points around the world, CDS provides Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Hosting, IDC and GPN (Global Private Network) from its Global Interconnected Cloud platform (GIC).

News this week included Skype Meetings, telemental health service ratings, a CenturyLink fiber move, a Polycom sale, numbers on mobile video revenue.

We need at least one mobile device company where security is paramount and with which we can be assured that these security processes actually work.

With some of the biggest names in tech leading the charge, open source technology is set to change the way we process, stream and analyze data.

What video management issues do public safety agencies need to be thinking as they implement body-worn camera programs? What lessons can be learned from early adopters? And how can video analytics technology help save time, optimize costs and add intelligence into body-worn camera systems?

How are CIOs managing the new demand for self-service data with stringent requirements for data security? Hear insights from IDC analyst Dan Vesset in this short video.

The cybersecurity industry is facing a major shortage of expertise, with industry estimates suggesting that more than one million unfilled security jobs exist worldwide.

Integration of disparate data platforms is a perennial concern, but once you cross international borders, you engage a new regulatory regime.

Cloud services are becoming the cornerstone of an enterprise's IT infrastructure. However, IT leaders are finding it difficult to not only plan for and implement cloud technology, but also to hire qualified candidates. And part of that struggle, according to a recent study from Softchoice of 250 line of business managers and 250 IT decision makers, is a lack of qualified candidates as well as a general misunderstanding of how to create a successful cloud strategy.

Speed to production underlies interest in MongoDB. At its annual confab, the company behind the NoSQL database rolled out improvements, including a Spark analytics link.

Hear data science experts discuss how open analytics platforms, tools and ecosystems are fostering innovations in the global economy.

AIIM has resurrected its Certified Information Professional certification, and you can register for it now.

Listen to this podcast to hear behavior financial experts Victor Ricciardi and Hugh Massie discuss the benefits of joining behavior science to financial investing.

Salesforce Community Cloud is built around the same customer records used in the Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) application.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 08, 2016 — Paxata, provider of the only enterprise-grade self-service data preparation platform, today announced the results of an industry study published by TDWI and sponsored by Paxata about the self-service data preparation market and its emerging role in accelerating the transformation of data to information.

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