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Primeur weekly 2015-01-19

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud centre in Mexico ...

Desktop Grids

7th International Workshop on Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

University of Westminster in search of two Research Associates for European CloudSME project ...

EuroFlash

Gridwise acquired by Red Stack Tech ...

PRACE to collaborate with Women in HPC on camera and cover ...

Michael M. Resch was awarded title of professor honoris causa ...

ANSYS partners With Leading European Supercomputing Center ...

Horizon 2020 - Call 2 Information Day and Networking event for 'Future Internet' ...

Calibre releases new LEDView325DS digital signage LED videowall scaler ...

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe ...

Bright Computing is chosen to manage the world's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to life sciences research ...

1000th researcher subscribed to TraIT platform ...

GEANT Association signs contract with new Certificate Authority ...

Bright Computing boosts investment in EMEA ...

Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe ...

USFlash

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete ...

Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

IBM launches z13 mainframe ...

ANSYS power noise and reliability solutions adopted by Fujitsu for high-performance processor designs ...

RDA/US and CENDI announce partnership to promote innovations in data sharing and exchange ...

New report says no technological replacement exists for bulk data collection ...

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing ...

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement ...

New analyst report cites IBM as the leading Hadoop provider among developers ...

New analyst report cites IBM as the leading Hadoop provider among developers

13 Jan 2015 Armonk - IBM has been cited as an industry leader for making Hadoop more accessible, scalable and reliable for developers in a new analyst survey. In a survey of more than 1,000 Big Data developers, analyst firm Evans Data Corporation found that IBM is the leading provider of Hadoop among developers, with more than 25 percent of respondents identifying IBM's Hadoop as their principle distribution. The survey also focused on key growth areas such as machine learning and streaming analytics, where 18 percent of developers cited IBM InfoSphere Streams as their preferred application for machine learning, making it the second most popular choice in the category.

IBM also recently conducted an independently audited benchmark, which was reviewed by third-party InfoSizing, of three popular SQL-on-Hadoop implementations and the results showed that IBM's Big SQL was the only Hadoop solution tested that was able to run all 99 Hadoop-DS queries. Of the three, IBM Big SQL was found to be the fastest, most scalable, and most reliable - with a 3.6 times performance advantage running queries on a 10 TB for the compared solutions.

"Our platform for Hadoop helps data-intensive applications manage and analyze petabytes of Big Data by providing clients with an integrated approach to analytics, helping them turn information into insight", stated Beth Smith, GM, Analytic Platform, IBM. "Both this new report and benchmark are further proof that customers can ask more complex questions and get business results faster - ultimately realizing greater efficiencies from their investment in IBM's Big Data platform."

IBM continues to foster Hadoop-specific skills in the next generation of IT workers and implement new technologies to help established IT professionals transfer their existing skills into Hadoop.

More than 200,000 developers regularly use Big Data University, an online educational site sponsored by IBM and run by new and experienced Hadoop, Big Data and DB2 users who want to learn or contribute course materials. Thousands of developers also participate in IBM Big Data meet-ups held around the world, which are free events offering developers an opportunity to learn about and experiment with Hadoop, SQL-on-Hadoop, and other Big Data technologies.

In addition, nearly 1,000 developers have registered to-date for IBM’s Big Data for Social Good Hadoop Challenge. The Challenge is a developer contest sponsored by IBM in collaboration with the leading city governments including the cities of Boston, Los Angeles and San Jose where participants are competing to create innovative solutions on Hadoop that solve civil and other real world social challenges.

IBM's portfolio of services on IBM Bluemix help meet the growing demand from organisations and developers looking to use insight to fuel their mobile, Internet of Things and web apps. Data and analytic services such as BigInsights on Cloud, Cloudant, dashDB, DataWorks, Embeddable Reporting, Geospatial Analytics, Mobile Data, and Timeseries database enable developers to deliver more engaging apps, anticipate client needs and optimize operations in real-time.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-01-19

The Cloud

IBM opens first Cloud centre in Mexico ...

Desktop Grids

7th International Workshop on Science Gateways to issue Call for Papers ...

University of Westminster in search of two Research Associates for European CloudSME project ...

EuroFlash

Gridwise acquired by Red Stack Tech ...

PRACE to collaborate with Women in HPC on camera and cover ...

Michael M. Resch was awarded title of professor honoris causa ...

ANSYS partners With Leading European Supercomputing Center ...

Horizon 2020 - Call 2 Information Day and Networking event for 'Future Internet' ...

Calibre releases new LEDView325DS digital signage LED videowall scaler ...

Shaping the Future of Digital Social Innovation in Europe ...

Bright Computing is chosen to manage the world's most powerful supercomputer dedicated to life sciences research ...

1000th researcher subscribed to TraIT platform ...

GEANT Association signs contract with new Certificate Authority ...

Bright Computing boosts investment in EMEA ...

Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe ...

USFlash

Atomic placement of elements counts for strong concrete ...

Supercomputing Frontiers 2015 Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

IDC MarketScape names DataDirect Networks a leader in object-based storage market ...

IBM launches z13 mainframe ...

ANSYS power noise and reliability solutions adopted by Fujitsu for high-performance processor designs ...

RDA/US and CENDI announce partnership to promote innovations in data sharing and exchange ...

New report says no technological replacement exists for bulk data collection ...

Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing ...

Shining a light on quantum dots measurement ...

New analyst report cites IBM as the leading Hadoop provider among developers ...