Helping comScore Process “A Fair Amount of Data”

We were incredibly privileged to welcome Mike Brown, CTO of comScore, as a guest speaker at our recent 2014 kickoff meeting. Mike Brown is a long time Syncsort friend. He related to us his history at comScore,...
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Big Game, Big Data: How Football is Being Transformed by Big Data

The 2013 Oakland A’s, says Allen Barra in the Atlantic, not the 2002 team depicted in the film, are the real Moneyball team. Given that football is more popular than baseball, is there a football...
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Why is Hadoop 2.0 & YARN such a big deal for Syncsort?

With the General Availability of Hadoop 2, pluggable sort is now a reality for all Hadoop 2-based distributions.  With the GA of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 (HDP 2.0), Syncsort is announcing that...
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CIO Guide to Virtual Server Data Protection

Server virtualization is changing the face of the modern data center. CIOs are looking for ways to virtualize more applications, and faster across the IT spectrum. Selecting the right data protection...
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Protecting Data at the Edge More Effectively

Drive efficiency and productivity by centralizing protection, expediting recovery and enhancing access for remote/branch office and laptop/desktop data. This white paper describes how Simpana software...
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Big Data Quality: GIGO Lives On

Data quality was understood to be a major challenge even before computing was widely adopted. The expression Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO) first appeared in print in 1963. The expression “GIGO”...
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How Syncsort became Agile

Our journey towards Agile development started back in 2008 when our development managers became certified scrum masters. They brought back the ideas, and made some small changes to our waterfall approach...
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A Weapon Against Hackers on the Home Front

  Although headlines have focused on foreign cyberattacks, plenty are U.S.-based—and can be remedied. BY NICK AKERMAN Over the past year the national press has repeatedly reported on the vulner­ability...
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How Big Data is Transforming Health Care

It used to be said that the pace of change in information technology was the fastest of any industry. Today there are competitors for the top spot, and health care is one of them. What follows is a short...
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Kate Matsudaira on the Value of Compression

Kate Matsudaira has worked at Sun, Microsoft and Amazon. She worked Big Data projects at PayPal and elsewhere and is currently founder of the startup popforms (www.popforms.com). Matsudaira recently gave...
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