Data Management & Analytics

  • video
    Oct 21, 2014

    ESG 360: The Impact of Big Data on Storage - Part 3 of 4

  • video
    Oct 16, 2014

    ESG On Location: Insights from Oracle OpenWorld 2014

  • video
    Oct 15, 2014

    ESG 360: The Impact of Big Data on Storage - Part 2 of 4

  • esg tech truths
    Oct 14, 2014

    ESG TechTruth: Top 5 IT Skills Shortages

    Information security tops the list of IT skills shortages. 

    Each year, ESG asks IT organizations to indicate the technology areas in which they feel they have a problematic shortage of existing skills. Security remains the number one gap to fill, with 25% of firms reporting that they have a shortage of relevant information security skills. Interestingly, many of the top areas for skills shortages – including security, virtualization, big data, and mobile – are also areas that organizations consider to be among their top IT priorities for 2014. 

     

  • lab reports
    Oct 14, 2014

    Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management

    Designed to Intelligently Catalog, Manage, and Protect Data

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for restore, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on Catalogic Software’s Copy Data Management platform and the technology that comprises it: copy data cataloging and search across the entire enterprise; transparent integration with NetApp and VMware snapshot technologies; detailed reporting; and protection/recovery policy workflows for data copy management.

  • blogs
    Oct 8, 2014

    Informatica and the Challenge of Data Unification

    For the last 20 years, Informatica has pioneered products in the data integration space. As IT continues to change due to the cloud, mobility, and now the Internet of Things, Informatica is showing that it is up to the challenge with its support for a wide range of interaction patterns, real-time data movement, and ultra low latency messaging.

  • blogs
    Oct 8, 2014

    Oracle Open World…& the new FS1 SAN (with video)

    Nik Rouda and I just spent a few days at Oracle Open World...in another "ESG on Location" video, you can quickly get our succinct summary insights into some of the key takeaways. And - for good measure, and due to my storage focus! - I have added some comments on Oracle's new flagship SAN offering - the FS1.  

  • video
    Oct 7, 2014

    ESG 360: The Impact of Big Data on Storage - Part 1 of 4

  • blogs
    Oct 2, 2014

    The Internet of Things (IoT)

    I've been thinking about the internet of things (IoT) for a while, but am only now finally starting to grasp the magnitude of what is going to happen - in short, everything (literally) is going to change.  Everything.

  • blogs
    Oct 2, 2014

    ESG Recap of Oracle OpenWorld 2014

    This year’s Oracle OpenWorld has reflected some interesting bets on the future of databases, cloud, big data, and analytics, along with many other macro-trends like social, mobile, and Internet of Things (IoT).

  • esg tech truths
    Sep 30, 2014

    ESG TechTruth: Time-to-Value Expectations for Data Analytics Initiatives

    Time-to-Value Expectations for Big Data Initiatives May Need to be Reset

    More than two-thirds (68%) of organizations expect to see a positive impact from their analytics-oriented initiatives in less than a year, with 6% of the total actually predicting immediate results. This seems ambitious given the complexity and required collaboration between existing staff, and the ongoing nature of these efforts. Merely deploying the new solutions will be a huge effort, but actually undertaking the accompanying cultural, organizational, and procedural changes needed to properly leverage new big data, analytics, and business intelligence tools in daily decision making should not be taken lightly.

  • blogs
    Sep 29, 2014

    The Mike Brown Era – and the Associated Pressure – Begins at Symantec

    Wall Street and enterprise customers demand bold actions as soon as possible.

  • lab reports
    Sep 29, 2014

    Catalogic DPX Copy Data Services

    Designed for Intelligent Data Protection and Access

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for backup, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on the Copy Data Services portion of Catalogic’s overall Copy Data Solution and the technology that make it possible; transparent integration with NetApp snapshot technology; and valuable Catalogic services such as instant virtualization, near continuous data protection, instant data recovery, and bare metal recovery of physical and virtual servers.

  • esg video capsules
    Sep 25, 2014

    ESG Video Capsule: The State of Databases in an Increasingly Big Data World

    In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda reviews the major findings in a recent ESG Research Report, Enterprise Database Trends in a Big Data World.

  • video
    Sep 22, 2014

    ESG 360: The Implications of Big Data and Networking - Part 5 of 5

  • blogs
    Sep 17, 2014

    Hadoop Clusters Made Easy at Alice's Restaurant

    Building a big data environment is usually a non-trivial exercise, but Blue Data has automated much of the effort to improve the experience and time-to-value.

  • blogs
    Sep 16, 2014

    Big Data ≠ Competitive Advantage

    Most companies undertaking new big data initiatives are doing so with specific business goals in mind. The belief is that a better understanding of their operations, their customers, their research and development will all lead to smarter, timelier decisions, and this will then translate into better results. Done right, this is all true enough, and certainly a worthy pursuit.

  • video
    Sep 16, 2014

    ESG 360: The Implications of Big Data and Networking - Part 4 of 5

  • video
    Sep 12, 2014

    ESG 360: The Implications of Big Data and Networking - Part 3 of 5

  • blogs
    Sep 10, 2014

    IBM Covers the Board for Big Data Solutions

    While big data is by nature often a complex undertaking spanning many types of technology, IBM's broad portfolio is both a current asset and an area of future potential.

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