Posts Tagged ‘big data’

Big Data Game Changer: Federation Business Data Lake

Josh Kahn

SVP, Global Solutions at EMC

Today, the world thrives on data.  Analytics can build competitive advantage, accelerate revenue growth, and even create entirely new industries. But it’s one thing to generate and store a lot of data; it’s another thing altogether to turn it into the kind of actionable insight that can change the game for your company. This is a challenge that EMC Federation members EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, VMware and VCE have undertaken with today’s announcement of the Federation Business Data Lake.

Watch the Federation Business Data Lake Virtual Launch Event.


Inovalon and EMC Federation Redefine Healthcare through Massive Data Lake

Joe Rostock

Chief Technology Officer at Inovalon

Inovalon’s cloud-based data analytics and data-driven intervention platforms play an integral role in the evolution of the healthcare industry. No other company offers the combination of large proprietary datasets, advanced data integration technologies, sophisticated predictive analytics and deep subject matter expertise. As the industry shifts to value and quality outcome models, the ability to efficiently and rapidly integrate and analyze large sets of data has become increasingly critical for healthcare organizations to be successful. In virtually every stage of the healthcare system– Big Data analytics can provide the clarity needed to achieve meaningful insight and improvement in clinical and quality outcomes, utilization and financial performance across the healthcare landscape.

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Simplicity and Choice? EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions Deliver Both

Peter Cutts

Senior Vice President, Hybrid Cloud Platforms at Dell EMC

Today, we’re redefining hybrid cloud. Why? Because the speed at which organizations do business is accelerating – the IT megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and big data represent a massive opportunity for companies to deliver better products, better services, and better outcomes for their customers – but to be successful every fast-moving business needs an even faster-moving IT organization. Why? Because IT is vital for almost every project’s success within an organization. IT has been helping organizations drive growth, derive more value, provide agility and reduce cost. Yet while most organizations are good at executing well-structured long-term projects where resource requirements are known, they’re usually challenged when it comes to fast-paced short-term projects with unpredictable requirements.


EMC Positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement

Rohit Ghai

President, Enterprise Content Division at Dell EMC

As the cloud, social, mobile and Big Data mega trends continue unabated, organizations in all industries, and of all sizes are developing next-generation applications and better harnessing Big Data analytics to transform business. At the same time, these trends accelerate the need to retire legacy and redundant applications. This renders many traditional archiving approaches no longer viable, causing organizations to re-evaluate their storage and data management systems. Organizations need to be prepared to overcome the challenges presented by digital information especially as “dark data” continues to grow, applications expand, and regulations escalate.

Enter EMC. Only a short time ago we introduced EMC InfoArchive to the world and already the world is taking notice. Today, I’m pleased to share that EMC has been recognized as a visionary in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Structured Data Archiving and Application Retirement.

According to Gartner, by 2017, structure data archiving will represent one-fifth of the information governance efforts in enterprises and by 2016, 75 percent of structured data archiving applications will incorporate support for big data analytics. The report states that structured data archiving applications help IT leaders retire legacy applications, reduce costs, and meet governance and compliance requirements.

EMC’s InfoArchive strengths lie in strong retention/records management capabilities, and the ability to support unique content types, which is an important quality for application retirement use cases.

InfoArchive enables customers to efficiently manage inactive, yet valuable information – both structured data and unstructured content. It provides a single, easily accessible, unified repository to decommission legacy applications, thereby reducing maintenance costs and performance issues. InfoArchive is designed to keep information securely archived with appropriate levels of compliance applied to individual data sets – all while ensuring controlled access is extended to qualifying users within or outside the enterprise.

The good news is we’ve only just begun. We have big plans for InfoArchive, which include a longer-term vision to integrate with Pivotal and other ways to help customers leverage, repurpose and use Big Data to give them a competitive advantage and change the way they do business.  Read the Spark blog and learn more.

What are your thoughts?

Join the Community or check out the InfoArchive Consortium on LinkedIn, an EMC Partner alliance committed to sharing best practices and technical advice while promoting a unique archiving approach that leverages the InfoArchive platform.

Fortifying Protection of the World’s Most Critical Data with New EMC DLm Enhancements

Paul O'Connor

Director of Product Management, EMC Data Protection & Availability Division at EMC

As more mainframe data travels on mobile and cloud platforms and back to the datacenter, mainframe data protection and recoverability are more critical than ever.  The traditional protection afforded by physical tape is no longer practical. EMC Disk Library for mainframe (DLm) revolutionized traditional tape data protection for the mainframe, and today we’re extending its value proposition even further with DLm release 4.1.

With the release of DLm 4.1, DLm 8100 and DLm 2100 users benefit from:

  • Simplification of D/R testing for EMC VNX based DLms
  • Single drive performance improvements
  • Deeper operational insights
  • IPv6 Compliance

Mainframe data protection is a critical part of the “data protection continuum,” which is the full range of data protection requirements that must be met.   Mainframe data exists at the core of almost every critical financial transaction in the world. As chronicled,  “96 of the world’s top 100 banks, 23 of the 25 top US retailers, and 9 out of 10 of the world’s largest insurance companies run System z Mainframes, processing roughly 30 billion business transactions per day, including most major credit card transactions and stock trades, money transfers…”

Effective mainframe data protection must be optimized around four use cases for best-in-class ROI:  1) Backup / Restore 2) Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) 3) Long Term Data Retention and 4) “General Work Tapes.” DLm was specifically designed for these cases.

Resolving Key Disaster Recovery Testing, Usability and Performance Issues

Storage administrators have to perform Disaster Recovery (D/R) tests under tight time constraints. With Release 4.1, EMC has uniquely automated what can be rather complex D/R test configurations for our popular VNX storage within DLm, simplifying D/R set-up with menus executed on the mainframe.

Administrators are constantly optimizing their tape storage, so this release gives storage personnel more operational insight with new GUI options to view storage usage, performance and system health.

As customers continue to migrate off physical tape, they asked EMC for performance enhancements to match that of streaming tape.  Some datacenters run thousands of jobs, sequentially to a few or even one tape drive.  Ironically, this can be a daunting task even for a high performance virtual tape system like DLm. With this update, DLm can achieve up to 80% performance improvement for such environments.

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Release 4.1 is a significant step forward in the committed evolution of DLm for protecting critical mainframe data, delivering with what really matters: performance, ease of use, storage choice and compliance.

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Join us at EMC World where, once again, EMC is sponsoring a dedicated track of mainframe sessions detailing all of our latest innovations.  Join us in Las Vegas May 5th – 8th.  To register, click here.

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