Big Data, Fast Infrastructure

No doubt your enterprise is amassing loads of data for fact-based decision-making. Hand in hand with all that data comes big computational requirements. Can traditional IT infrastructure handle the increasing number and complexity of your analytical work? Probably not, which is why you need a backend rethink. Big data calls for a high-performance analytics infrastructure, as Fern Halper, a partner at the IT consulting and research firm, Hurwitz & Associates, discusses here.
NO RATINGS
2/14/2012 |  6
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
MDMconsult
User Rank
Prospector
High-Performance Analytics Infrastructure
MDMconsult   3/16/2012 10:04:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Quite an exciting and informative video, Fern. Pervasive requirements and instrumentation create vast amounts of data & drive new types of applications that require such infrastructure in place to support data analytics.

Jenn
User Rank
Data Doctor
Re: HPC: The solution for big data headaches...
Jenn   2/24/2012 2:23:27 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
As in prior discussions this video blog helps explain how HPC can help managers further analyze and categorize data they need quickly. Again HPC looks like it may be one of the big data solutions of the future.

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
Re: In-memory analytics
BethSchultz   2/21/2012 7:41:43 AM
NO RATINGS
@alisonbolen, thanks for sharing. Great overview!

alisonbolen
User Rank
Prospector
Re: In-memory analytics
alisonbolen   2/20/2012 11:59:57 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth: This archived post from SAS CTO Keith Collins includes a good description of in-memory analytics and how it compares to in-database: http://www.sas.com/knowledge-exchange/business-analytics/featured/secondary-feature/four-ways-to-divide-and-conquer/index.html 

Shawn Hessinger
User Rank
Blogger
HPC: The solution for big data headaches...
Shawn Hessinger   2/14/2012 8:35:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting the explanation of HPC again as a solution to cope with big data, and appropriate given the complexity of information being studied. Great video that looks at the how's and why's of the issue as well as helping us visualize how all of this comes together within the enterprise.

BethSchultz
User Rank
Blogger
In-memory analytics
BethSchultz   2/14/2012 8:26:55 PM
NO RATINGS
@Fern, great video. Thanks for giving us the lowdown on HPC and HPA. One question for you -- we hear about in-memory analytics from time to time. Where does that fit into the big data analytics scenario?

Latest Blogs
A brief and fun history of computer dating and analytics and whether it can be used to find true love.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's offhand remark relating to players' risk for brain injury exhibited how use of data can be accurate without being right.
SAS tools add readability and depth to a map highlighting how natural gas is wasted in oil drilling.
While there is merit in the president's cybersecurity initiative it may be too little too late, considering the upcoming change in administrations and the White House relationship with Congress.
Perhaps a precurser to automated vehicles on the highway, massive driverless trucks are already at work in the mining sector.
Radio Show
A2 Conversations
UPCOMING
James M. Connolly
See How Data is Revolutionizing Healthcare


2/25/2016   REGISTER   0
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
The Analytics Job and Salary Outlook for 2016


1/28/2016  LISTEN   16
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
See How Analytics Drive Change in the Retail World


1/7/2016  LISTEN   103
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
All Analytics Conversations: Forecasts for Analytics in 2016


12/18/2015  LISTEN   3
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Don't Make This Mistake With Big Data


12/11/2015  LISTEN   4
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Understand the Difference Between Data Science and Analytics


11/23/2015  LISTEN   30
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Shape the Next Generation of Data Scientists


10/20/2015  LISTEN   69
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Analytics Best Practices: Plan for the Human Factor


10/14/2015  LISTEN   117
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
See How Your Analytics Initiative Measures Up


9/24/2015  LISTEN   50
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Use Mobile Analytics to See the Big Picture


9/1/2015  LISTEN   83
ARCHIVE
James M. Connolly
Hire and Manage a Great Analytics Team


9/1/2015  LISTEN   152
Information Resources
Cartoon
CARTERTOONS
Quick Poll
Quick Poll
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  Register  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  RSS