Three years ago, Systems Mechanics Limited used relational databases to
assemble and analyze some 20 different data sources in near real-time. But
most relational database appliances used 1980s technical approaches, and the
ability to connect more data and manage more events capped off. The runway
for their business expansion just ended.
So Systems Mechanics looked for a platform that scales well and provides
real-time data analysis, too. At the volumes and price they needed, HP
Vertica has since scaled without limit ... an endless runway.
To learn more about how Systems Mechanics improved how their products best
deliver business intelligence (BI), analytics streaming, and data analysis,
BriefingsDirect spoke with Andy Stubley, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing at Systems Mechanics, based in London. The discussion, at the HP
Discover conference in Barcelona, is ... (more)
The next BriefingsDirect panel discussion defines new business values from
the massive Open Platform 3.0 shift that combines the impacts and benefits
of big data, cloud, Internet of things, mobile and social.
Our discussion comes to you from The Open Group Conference held on May 13,
2014 in Amsterdam, where the focus was on enabling boundaryless information
To learn more about making Open Platform 3.0 a business benefit in an
architected fashion, please join moderator Stuart Boardman, a Senior
Business Consultant at KPN and Open Platform 3.0 Forum co-chairman; Dr.
Chris H... (more)
What The Open Group refers to as Open Platform 3.0 encompasses the combined
impacts of cloud, big data, mobile, and social. But to each of these now we
can add a new cresting wave of complexity and scale as we consider the rapid
explosion of new devices, sensors, and myriad endpoints that will be
connected using internet protocols, standards and architectural frameworks.
This so-called Internet of Things means more data, more cloud connectivity
and management, and an additional tier of “things” that are going to be
part of the mobile edge -- and extending that mobile edge ever dee... (more)
The old model of just being an outsourcer or on-premises service provider is
dead for many IT solutions providers. Instead, we’re all now in a hybrid
world where will have some private-cloud solutions and multiple public
clouds. The challenge is to have the right level of governance, and to be in
a position to move the workloads, and adjust the workloads with the needs.
These words of wisdom come from European IT services provider Steria, which
along with hundreds of its customers are charting a journey to hybrid cloud
while maintaining control, automation, and reporting across al... (more)
Over the past five years, the impetus for cloud adoption has been primarily
about advancing the IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) fabric or utility
model, and increasingly seeking both applications and discrete IT workload
support services from Internet-based providers.
But as adoption of these models has unfolded, it's become clear that the
impacts and implications of cloud commerce are much broader and much more of
a benefit to the business as a whole as an innovation engine, even across
Recent research shows us that business leaders are now eager to move ... (more)