The Next Wave of Intelligent Applications, Powered by Apache Spark

Life revolves around prediction—for example, the route you take to get to work, whether to go on a second date, or whether or not to keep reading this sentence are all forms of prediction. Predicating our future is very much tied to progress. We use it to help us plan our lives so we can increase our likelihood of success. The problem is that the human mind cannot possibly process all of the insight flowing from big data. Machine learning is the answer to this problem, through its capacity to augment our decision making in the moment to deliver trans-formative business outcomes. We are already seeing machine learning powered by Apache Spark changing the face of innovation at IBM.
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Introducing Notebooks A power tool for data scientists

Introducing Notebooks: A power tool for data scientists Fast, flexible and collaborative data exploration and analysis Data exploration and analysis is a repetitive, iterative process, but in order to meet business demands, data scientists do not always have the luxury of long development cycles. What if data scientists could answer bigger and tougher questions faster? What if they could more easily and rapidly experiment, test hypotheses and work more collaboratively on interactive analytics?
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A CIO’s Guide to DevOps

You've heard about DevOps and digital transformation. What do they have to do with you, the CIO? How can you make sure your organization is not just current, but staying truly competitive?

Puppet takes on these questions in their guide to DevOps for CIOs, covering:

  • What DevOps actually means, and how it makes a difference.
  • Why DevOps matters to digital transformation in today's business climate and beyond.
  • How DevOps principles and practices can build your organizational muscle to deal with today's changes — and those to come.

The guide is based on survey findings and research gathered over five years from more than 25,000 IT professionals around the world. There's no bigger study of successful IT organizations and what they're doing right. Learn from the experience of others, and keep your organization out ahead of your competitors.

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DevOps and You: Advice for Building Your Career

Want to land a new job with a title like DevOps engineer or site reliability engineer? Or start adopting DevOps practices at your current job? Or move to an organization that has more mature DevOps practices? If so, this ebook is for you.

Puppet talked to dozens of engineers, managers and recruiters whose jobs (or the jobs they're hiring for) emphasize DevOps practices to see what insights they have to share. Throughout this ebook you'll find stories of how people got started in DevOps, details on the skills that will help you, and advice on how to be successful — or even land your next job.

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Thriving in a Hybrid IT Environment: Turning Data into Insight into Action

Today, consumerization of IT drives user expectations for new apps, richer analytics and support for every device under the sun, IT teams are under increasing pressure to deliver better than “five nines” for virtually every application imaginable, and to do so under a data deluge that shows no signs of abating. And the need is real; The Ponemon Institute estimates the average outage lasts about 90 minutes and costs $450,000!

Attend this TechBytes series, presented by Slashdot Media and sponsored by IBM to learn how enterprises of all kinds are taking advantage of the latest in middleware tools to increase business agility, accelerate decision-making, and embrace hybrid environments to meet increasing user demand while reducing operating costs overall. Attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage analytics to increase efficiency while improving reliability
  • Benefits of becoming proactive rather than firefighting application performance issues
  • How to apply cognitive predictive analytics to stop costly IT outages before they start.
  • Where to start when beginning to leverage ITSM in your environment
  • Why Telcos and other companies providing “dial-tone” reliability are utilizing advanced analytics tools in their ITSM portfolio to ensure uptime for even the most dynamic network infrastructure

Register now to hear expert speakers discuss how operations insight, analytics, and automation can work together to give your CIO peace of mind and keep your users happy.

About the presenter:

Denny O’Brien is the Program Director for IBM Operations Analytics offering management, where he leads the end-to-end business for IBM's IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) offerings portfolio. He leads design and delivery of market strategy and business enablement for these critical offerings. Denny joined IBM from Tivoli, where he held a series of strategic development, program management, and marketing roles. Denny received his BA in technical communication from East Carolina University.

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Closing the Skills Gap

35% of the open positions in cybersecurity can’t be filled today because there are not enough skilled candidates. There are too many threats, hiding amid too much data, leading to overworked analysts unable to focus on what matters most. Automated analytics can empower your existing security analysts to work more effectively on more complex tasks -- essentially closing the skills gap.
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How New Cloud Strategies Drive Productivity and Savings for the App Economy

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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Embracing New Software Agility to Drive Customer Satisfaction, Deliver New Services

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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The Modernization Imperative: Developing and Deploying in our Hybrid IT World

Today’s dynamic business climate is increasingly application-powered, and as a result the need for code to address change is accelerating. Even businesses that have already adopted agile development and deployment processes and DevOps strategies are struggling with many challenges including:

  • Requirement for significant IT involvement to deliver functionality
  • The increasing challenge of “multi-speed” IT and connecting front-end and back-end systems, exacerbated by application and data siloes
  • Application development, testing and QA backlogs due to increasing user demands driven by consumerization of IT

to name just a few. Attend this TechBytes video series sponsored by IBM to learn how organizations of all types and sizes are now addressing these myriad challenges by adopting new development and execution platforms that accelerate the entire application lifecycle while creating substantial savings. These bite-sized webinars will cover the latest market conditions in the application development arena, with a particular focus on mobile; dive into the greatest challenges facing development and deployment teams today, and present strategies and tactics that can reduce workload, deliver more, faster, while getting more out of your IT dollar.

About the Presenter:

Soloman Barghouthi is IBM's Application Platform and Cloud Specialist and a Senior Technical Staff Member. Over the years he has held several development, architecture, and leadership positions in the WebSphere Application Server product. Soloman holds many patents and has published numerous papers and videos covering a wide range of technology topics. From his involvement over many years in the development of enterprise software, he has a deep understanding of all aspects of producing software from inception to market.

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IDC Lab Validation Brief: EMC Isilon Scale- Out Data Lake Foundation- Essential Capabilities for Building Big Data Infrastructure

IDC validated three key aspects of the Isilon Data Lake Foundation: performance, availability and security/compliance and offered this essential guidance for buyers:

  • HDFS Performance in Data Lake and NFS Performance during multi-protocol ingest
  • Data Availability
  • Secure Multi-tenancy

Download the white paper now to learn more about how to leverage EMC Isilon as your foundation for Hadoop analytics with Pivotal and Cloudera.

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Scale-Out Data Lake Solution Built on EMC Isilon

Organizations are faced with the challenge of handling large quantities of unstructured data that is growing rapidly, is needed by more employees for business operations, and must meet stringent security and compliance mandates. This level of enterprise data growth is best addressed by consolidating storage into one single central repository of persistent data—a data lake—that simplifies the IT architecture, is efficient, and scales as business needs change.
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Top Reasons to Adopt Scale-Out Data Lake Storage

A modernized data warehouse, a Data Lake is scale-out storage for data consolidation. It allows for Big Data accessibility using traditional and next-generation access methods to gain value through analytics.

  • Meet the demands of your storage growth with massive capacity
  • Expand to a public or private cloud
  • Deploy seamless replication of the data to the core
  • Derive business value through analytics
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3 Challenges of Moving to a Cloud-Based Infrastructure

Moving applications and services to the cloud means you’ll be offloading some daily tasks and maintenance, and ideally saving time, space and money. But remember that those SaaS or hybrid cloud apps still belong to your organization and are still part of IT. When there’s downtime or slowdowns, users will still be coming to IT’s door to get help.

Don't get caught unprepared! Download this guide to learn about 3 major challenges you'll face as you move to a cloud-based infrastructure.

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