ndexing is king when it comes to achieving highest levels of performance in SQL Server. When indexing is correctly combined with compression (Enterprise only feature), you can gain significant advantages. During this session, we will demo how to query dynamic management views (DMVs) to identify the right objects on which to implement compression, ways to measure performance and identify impact on memory and other resources. We will cover advanced scripts that provide details on fragmentation, memory caching & compression levels. We will also look at how someone who does not have the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server or latest edition of SQL Server can still leverage compression and gain the performance advantage using the right Flash Storage solutionRead more >
Running the data storage environment can be a costly proposition. In addition to escalating costs for storage resources, there are additional costs associated with managing, powering and cooling the systems.
In response to customers concerns about these storage-related costs, IBM Information Management has been delivering advanced capabilities within the DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows product family to reduce storage requirements and improve database performance by focusing on various forms of in-database and in-memory compression.
With an eye toward current industry capabilities, this Tech Talk delves into the benefits and advantages of the DB2 solution in the following areas:
• database compression
• backup and archival compression
• how and when to use file system and storage deduplication technology
Along with these features and capabilities native to DB2, we will also compare these to Oracle and the rest of the database industry to show you why DB2 has a clear advantage when it comes to storage optimization.
Our world creates data at an exponential rate leaving storage professionals with the challenge of managing this data in a secure, scalable and efficient way. Real-time compression allows organizations to save 50% of the physical storage space and reduce storage growth by 30%. Listen into this short clip on how real-time compression is changing the game by offering a robust, efficient and cost-efficient solution.Read more >
H.264 Advanced Video Coding is fundamental to a growing range of markets such as High Definition broadcasting, internet video sharing and mobile video. In this webcast, Iain Richardson will launch his new book, "The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard".
Sign up to this free webcast to learn what's in the book and to ask the author questions online.
Software-defined networks introduce the central controller that finds paths for connections, on demand. The controller runs routing protocols "virtually," based on knowledge of device status and link state throughout an administrative domain. The 'product' of the path finding is the same for SDNs as for routed or switched networks: entries in forwarding tables in each device that define a path for a connection. Routing protocols (IS-IS for example) rely on header information to find the path and use the full address to identify a packet as part of a stream/connection. An SDN needs only a much smaller channel identifier on each packet, potentially increasing connection capacity by 10X and reducing latency.Read more >
Combining the process of tableting with a multiple unit pellet system requires the protection of the drug release controlling coating as well as the limitation of segregation of the tableting mixture in order to provide mass and content uniformity. Limiting pellet size and fraction (ideally 50 – 60 % w/w), using concave tooling and of course applying flexible coatings at high layer thickness are best precaution to prevent damage of the drug release controlling coating.Read more >
Virtually, all solid dosage forms in the pharmaceutical industry have been manufactured in ‘batch’ despite cost and processing disadvantages associated with manufacturing a product in batch mode. Market forces coupled with a conducive regulatory environment have enabled researchers to consider manufacturing pharmaceuticals ‘continuously’. The presentation addresses the role of material properties in the design of a direct compaction continuous manufacturing system. The presenter believe that a substantial technical challenge to continuous processing is understanding ‘in-process’ material properties , their interaction with process equipment and subsequent effects on product quality.Read more >
2016 is the Year of All Flash (#YOAF) and let us help you take next step towards the All Flash Datacenter: Flash Assessment.Read more >
Please join the Dell EMC Midrange Storage team as they share exciting information about the SCv3000, our new entry point for enterprise-class hybrid flash arrays. Win on price AND performance with modern features, including Data Progression auto-tiering, Intelligent Compression, multi-array federation, native business continuity and more...Read more >
While flash storage benefits performance of VMware environments in many ways, flash capacity can be strained by Virtual Machine (VM) sprawl in development, test or even production deployments. Unlike traditional archiving, which takes VMs offline, object and/or cloud storage can alleviate capacity strain with a scalable, elastic online storage tier for idle or inactive VMs. With CloudArray auto-tiering for VMware, we introduce a new option for administrators that seamlessly automates the task of migrating VMs between local flash and cloud storage based on storage utilization attributes. CloudArray features such as compression and deduplication provide optimized cloud capacity usage and cost.Read more >
How to get the most out of vSAN – VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software. In this webinar you will learn testing and tuning insights and lessons learned from Western Digital’s ongoing vSAN performance test bed. Learn the test bed design and why it’s done the way it is. You’ll find the answers to questions such as: What performance tools are used in the industry and why? How do vSAN features such as Erasure Coding, Deduplication and Compression, and Object Checksum impact performance? What design principles should be used when configuring your vSAN and implementing your VMs? What does “Working Set” mean, and how does it impact performance? What other knobs can be turned (e.g., Disk Stripes per Object, Cache Line Settings, etc.), and what can you expect from them?Read more >
Join our team of experts for a panel discussion on the “Top 10 Reasons: VMAX All-Flash for MS SQL Server”. In this Valentine’s Day special webinar, you will fall in love with the combination of Microsoft SQL Server and Dell EMC’s VMAX All-Flash. Our product and solutions specialists will tackle topics including performance, reliability, compression, resiliency, QoS, replication, consolidation, and database repurposing. Reserve your seat at the table, today!Read more >
Organizations struggling to keep up with demand for private cloud storage are suddenly confronting the need for huge data center expansion which can run up to $3000/square foot.
Combining Permabit VDO with open source private cloud storage maximizes data center density, reducing the need for expansion while also lowering operational costs of power and cooling. Permabit Labs testing of VDO with unstructured data repositories on Red Hat Storage saw data reduction rate of 2:1. Permabit Labs Testing in Virtual Disk Image environments saw VDO compression and deduplication deliver up to 6:1 data reduction rates with Red Hat Storage.
Banking, Insurance, Asset Management and Payments have faced multiple challenges since the 2008 Great Financial Crisis – fee compression driven by technology and competition, a low-growth zero interest rate environment, ceaseless regulations, fintech disruption and race to the mobile platform, among others.
Join us for this webinar where we illustrate several of the innovative, data-driven solutions designed by your competitors to address these business challenges, directly:
- Grow earnings via data-driven products and cost carve-out
- Outpace the competition
- Transform the application to attract and retain customers and talent
- Enhance employee-driven value
Join us for an overview of a day in the life of a Virtual San I/O with topics from de-duplication, compression, checksum and how network-based Raid-1 or RAID-5 work. We will wrap up with a discussion of how these all influence the availability and performance of the I/O.Read more >
Ransomware continues to evolve as perpetrators develop new exploits with consequences that can be dramatic and immediate. New super strains go beyond holding files hostage. In Austria, ransomware was used to take over a hotel’s keycard system so guests were locked out of their rooms. Researchers have developed strains that can alter programmable logic controller (PLC) parameters with the potential to throw major mechanical systems into chaos. New defense approaches are needed because organizations can no longer rely on backups and conventional security solutions to protect them. Join CrowdStrike Senior Security Architect Dan Brown as he explains why conventional security isn’t working, and reveals recent innovations – including new Indicator of Attack (IOA) behavioral analysis methodologies – to successfully detect and prevent even the most complex “file-less” ransomware exploits.
Attend this CrowdCast where Dan will discuss:
● The challenges of defending against dangerous new variants, such as Russian roulette-style ransomware that encrypts data in stages, or the use of “known good” programs such as the WinRar data compression tool to implement ransomware
● Real-world examples of ransomware in action and how different approaches fare against each type of exploit
● How the CrowdStrike Falcon cloud-delivered platform can defend your organization against new super strains of ransomware that use sophisticated malware-free tactics
Crowdstrike, Detection Architect
Dan is a 15-year veteran of the cybersecurity industry with a career that spans contributions to DARPA, NASA, and other government agencies, as well as several successful private-sector startups. At CrowdStrike, Dan engages in research to support ever evolving detection and prevention technology.
This session provides detailed insights into the technical facts and value proposition of vSAN as a storage platform for hyper-covered infrastructures (HCI). We will cover the scalable architecture and capabilities of the platform. The webcast also focuses on the new data services such deduplication, compression, erasure coding and QoS, which are aimed at today’s enterprise use cases. We will conclude with a technology roadmap that goes beyond traditional vSphere use cases and will make the case for HCI and vSAN as a platform architecture for Cloud-Native Applications.Read more >
The USP of Hadoop over traditional RDBMS is "Schema on Read".
While the flexibility of choices in data organization, storage, compression and formats in Hadoop makes it easy to process data, understanding the impact of these choices on search, performance and usability allows better design patterns.
Learning when and how to use schemas and data model evolution due to required changes is key to building data-driven applications.
This webinar will explore the various options available and their impact to allow better design choices for data processing and metadata management in Hadoop.
Businesses have to transform to keep ahead of competition and digital disruptors. It’s important for organizations to leverage data and technology for automating operations and processes, increase customer loyalty, attract new markets and grow revenue streams. Real time personalized customer services are dependent on constant analysis of vast amounts of data. This requires a robust, highly available IT infrastructure powered by purpose built Flash that provides speed, efficiency and agility to better serve customers while handling exponential data growth.
While flash data reduction capabilities viz. compression and deduplication bring huge savings in terms of capacity, power and cooling it is important to understand that not all Flash technologies are same.
HDS’ new systems with SVOS 7 software offerings include efficiencies that reduce storage needs by 5:1, intelligent flash-aware IO stack with predictable, low latency performance and guaranteed data availability to deliver new business models faster and more efficiently.
Take your hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to the next level in this technical series on HCI solutions built on VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage. You’ll learn how it dramatically improves space efficiency, contributing to a lower overall TCO and delivering exceptional performance and availability.
Episode 1 - Space Efficiency:
Join us for an overview of space efficiency features in Virtual SAN and guidance on when, where, how, and why they make sense for your HCI. Topics include de-duplication, compression, and RAID 5/6 erasure coding.
Episode 2 - Availability: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13915/220899
Even the most demanding applications benefit from Virtual SAN enterprise-class availability. We’ll explore these mechanisms in Virtual SAN, including built-in and tunable failure tolerance, rack awareness, stretched cluster, and replication.
Episode 3 - Performance: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13915/220901
In this episode, we will cover the major performance aspects of Virtual SAN, including a quick overview of hybrid and all-flash architectures, storage polices that influence performance, and other good-to-know design considerations.
A brief introduction to the Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (ISA-L), a freely licensed set of storage-domain algorithms implemented by a lean, mean team of bare-knuckle assembly coders. Leveraging in-depth knowledge of processor internals, the ISA-L team is able to see substantial improvements in performance of hashing, encryption, compression, CRC, RAID, and erasure coding efficiency over comparable open source alternatives.Read more >