January 2017

All posts from January 2017

Cognitive technology and the future of financial services

by pm2net on January 31, 2017 , Comments Off on Cognitive technology and the future of financial services

The financial industry faces a wide range of priorities including customer experience, instant fulfillment, cyber security, risk management and compliance, and expenses. A modern financial services platform is needed to strengthen financial businesses as they progress into the future. And this platform needs to be digital and enhanced with blockchain and cognitive layers. See why IBM believes that the future is cognitive technologies, and how the advantage will go to those who derive the deepest insights from their data.

Source: big data hub

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Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

by pm2net on January 27, 2017 , Comments Off on Internet of Things: Setting business vision on speed and agility

Internet of Things data, devices and technologies are evolving into a core platform that is expected to impact business flexibility and more. Take a look at some key comprehensive best practices for Internet of Things–enabled application development that can put speed and agility into your business vision.

Source: big data hub

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Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

by pm2net on January 25, 2017 , Comments Off on Going beyond collaboration to achieve data-driven success

Today’s businesses need a culture of collaboration that empowers knowledge workers to glean cognitive insights from data that help transform and modernize operations. See how cloud-based platforms and solutions enable data scientists and other experts to exploit artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies that help enterprises achieve success in disruptive, competitive business environments.

Source: big data hub

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How a global cosmetics company created a solid data foundation

by pm2net on January 23, 2017 , Comments Off on How a global cosmetics company created a solid data foundation

Just as a cosmetics company is focused on the foundation for beauty, many companies regardless of industry are looking to specialize in high-quality presentation of product to consumers. See how one global cosmetics organization took a master data management approach that offers expertise, flexibility and cognitive capabilities in a design experience to provide high-quality data that enables presenting data in a useful, usable and desirable fashion.

Source: big data hub

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Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

by pm2net on January 20, 2017 , Comments Off on Recent books that spotlight how change is impacting our world

Are you looking for a book to help you navigate through the extraordinary changes that technology is bringing to our world? Change is a constant in life. Take a quick skim through these four books that help you better understand how artificial intelligence, blockchain, cognitive computing and robotics can impact your life.

Source: big data hub

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pm2net and Kaminario All Flash Storage improves Website Performance and Maximum Users

by pm2net on January 19, 2017 , Comments Off on pm2net and Kaminario All Flash Storage improves Website Performance and Maximum Users

When asked about how Kaminario ran during their peak season, their IT director said one word:

“Flawless.”

Introduction

As an industry leader in education technology – hosting the domains of thousands of K-12 institutions, colleges and universities in both the United States and Canada – performance is of utmost importance. With college application season around the corner, their peak season, the education technology leader turned to PM2NET to transform their business performance.

 

Business Challenge: Performance Lag

While operating with EMC storage, the company’s own site was unable to keep up during peak season. The site would lag and struggled to keep performance up due to the high volume of users. Users were often frustrated while trying to navigate the site and the sites of the clients they hosted. After PM2NET and the education technology leader discussed the performance capabilities with using Kaminario, interest was built and discussions started on purchasing all-flash storage.

 

Solution – Kaminario All-Flash Storage

Peak season was fast approaching. With only a POC conducted, the education technology leader bought 25TB of Kaminario. “We didn’t even get to test the system,” said the company’s IT director. The true test was about to be begin. The education technology leader put all their webservers on the Kaminario system and watched as peak season started.

 

Benefits

By placing all their webservers on Kaminario, the company removed the Input-Output bottleneck. Because of this, they did not need any more VMs, and the response time during the highest peak was much better than last year. In 2015, the max number of users on at one time on the EMC VNX was 6800 at 80% CPU usage. With the Kaminario system in place for 2016, the max number of users at one time increased to 8000 at only 40% CPU usage. When asked how Kaminario ran during their peak season, their IT Director said one word: “Flawless.”

With the stellar performance results, the education technology leader is interested in purchasing a second box if the bid is approved for another location.

 

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