Tableau 7: Sleepless In Seattle Because Data Never Sleeps
Sep12

Tableau 7: Sleepless In Seattle Because Data Never Sleeps

SEATTLE: It’s been my experience that when a vendor hosts an annual customer event, there are new products being launched and orders being taken,, but the seventh Tableau Conference wasn’t about the products so much as about the customers and how to get the most out of Tableau’s BI tools. The 5,500 customers and partners, almost double last year’s attendance of 3,000, were more than politely interested in what...

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IBM Delivers New System x Servers/Solutions

IBM introduced its new M5 portfolio of x86-based servers via the System x organization. According to the company, the new M5 servers “combine high performance with built-in security, efficiency, and reliability, supporting a wide range of enterprise workloads and computing environments, from infrastructure basics to cloud computing to big data and analytics.” The M5 solutions leverage Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors, supporting...

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Riverbed Announces the End to Excuses in Trying D2D2C

There are many that would benefit from a better data protection infrastructure – with deduplication and fast agility on-prem, but with a scalable and economic tertiary capability in the cloud. And for those folks (and you all know who you are), you may be out of excuses. Riverbed’s offer for a free virtual appliance coupled with six months of free Amazon S3 storage may have singlehandedly removed the barrier to evaluation for...

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Picking The Next Storage Networking Protocol

The data center is under immense pressure to scale the infrastructure to support more virtual machines, more users per database and to deal with the capacity growth caused by big data. As they refresh their storage systems to address these demands they also need to consider which storage networking protocol and topology they should use. The problem is that selecting the right protocol and topology can be daunting and the consequences...

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Big Data

Although big data helps us all, I also wanted to point out that for the most part, information on us, the people—our interests, our shopping habits, our driving habits, and so much more—is what is being collected for this “big data.” Maybe a better term to use would be “people data.” At least then, people might open their eyes to see and understand what that data is. One final thought: Since companies like Google are selling the...

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