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Big Data Top100 List

Updated 3/2/20313 Big Data is quickly becoming a critical priority for enterprises across all verticals.  Yet, there is currently a lack of any means of fair comparability of performance and price-performance of underlying platforms. The Big Data Benchmarking Community established last year to fill this void is announcing the efforts that have been undertaken thus far toward the definition “BigData Top100 List”.     References: [1]…

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The Extrasensory Enterprise: Turning Data Complexity into Advantage

…Architecture Internet Business Solutions Group If anyone still doubts the overwhelming complexity of today’s data deluge, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, offers some poignant perspective. In a recent book, “The Human Face of Big Data”, he observes that from the dawn of civilization until 2003 humankind generated five exabytes of data. Now, we produce more than five exabytes of data every two days. Those torrents of information may be int…

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Perspective from Cisco Australia and New Zealand’s CTO: What’s in store for the networking industry in 2013?

…‘hybrid clouds’ will dominate in 2013. Everyone in the ICT industry will need to adjust. 3. “Analytics .. for (big) business” – Big Data gets bigger Businesses actually don’t want IT – they want to achieve their business goals! However, in order to do so, they need to be able to make fast, smart decisions. The data is available (actually exploding, particularly from smart mobile devices) and technology is now able to make that data u…

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Message size: big or small?

…estion: should I send lots and lots of small messages, or should I glump multiple small messages into a single, bigger message? Unfortunately, the answer is: it depends.  There’s a lot of factors in play. The purist answer is, “it doesn’t matter.”  MPI does not distinguish between “small” and “large” messages.  Indeed, many may be surprised to learn that even though you may hear a lot about MPI&#821…

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting: How Cisco Encourages Suppliers to Take the First Step

…ending from their own Cisco TelePresence room in Denver. Supply chain GHG emissions is a complex topic, but the biggest challenge is simple… appropriately “encouraging” suppliers to report their corporate emissions to CDP.  I put “encouraging” in quotes because throughout the typical year, we see two views on supplier reporting (or any desired supplier action). A lot of external stakeholders see reporting as a requir…

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