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)
When Swedish communications services provider TDC needed network
infrastructure improvements from their disparate networks across several
Nordic countries, they needed both simplicity in execution and agility in
Our next innovation case study interview therefore highlights how TDC in
Stockholm found ways to better determine root causes to any network
disruption, and conduct deep inspection of the traffic to best manage their
service-level agreements (SLAs).
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to learn first-hand how over 50,000
devices can be monitored and managed a... (more)
An expected deluge of data and information about patients, providers,
outcomes, and needed efficiencies is pushing the healthcare industry to rapid
change. But more than dealing with just the volume of data is required.
Interoperability, security and the ability to adapt rapidly to the lessons in
the data are all essential.
The means of enabling Boundaryless Information Flow, Open Platform 3.0
adaptation, and security for the healthcare industry are then, not
surprisingly, headline topics for The Open Group’s upcoming event, Enabling
Boundaryless Information Flow on July 21 and ... (more)
It remains one of the last bastions of enterprise spend over which companies
have little or no control. Yet companies have been loathe to tamper with how
their employers and managers buy ad-hoc goods - known as indirect spend,
shadow purchasing, or "spot buying."
Now, SAP's Ariba cloud is bringing the best of flexible, innovative
spot-buying practices into a more controlled and sanctioned process by
teaming with eBay and its B2B marketplace for an integrated, yet dynamic,
approach to those indirect purchases not covered by contracts and formal
Such scattered, and oft... (more)