As 2014 gets into full swing, Hadoop is increasingly being used for applications that are integral to daily business operations. No longer is Hadoop viewed by some organizations as just a platform for big data proof-of-concept applications. IT leaders should be developing a strategy for production-ready infrastructure, now, so they are ready to leverage the emerging technical advances that make Hadoop more capable of supporting business-critical big data applications.
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It's the New Year: A time to celebrate and take stock of the trends and opportunities paving paths to bigger, better things on the horizon.
At Savvis, we are ringing in 2014 with a look at the tech trends poised to impact the way businesses approach IT in the months ahead. Expanding on our recent 2014 cloud predictions, here are a few more developments our experts say to watch for:
From email to web clicks, call logs to geo-tracking, companies continue to amass huge amounts of data. But until recently, most of that data laid dormant until an employee could pull it into a weekly or monthly report.
This is changing with the advent of in-memory databases that enable near real-time reporting by running at exponential speeds.
Savvis recently released its annual Global IT Trends report by Vanson Bourne, predicting that colocation, managed hosting and fully outsourced cloud services over the five years.
The video below shows why a progression through the spectrum of IT models may make more sense for many organizations than taking a sudden "leap" to cloud. The question is: Where do you sit on this progression?
"Mindfulness" is a state of nondistraction, characterized by full engagement with a current task or situation. Very few of us actually live in the moment; instead, all too often, we are caught up in past successes and failures and trying to guess what is coming next.
This is no different in business, with many decision makers basing growth plans on existing business models as they attempt to gauge demand for services and make a commitment upfront.