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    • DB2 Tech Talk: Compression Comparison DB2 vs. Oracle Database and The Rest DB2 Tech Talk: Compression Comparison DB2 vs. Oracle Database and The Rest Serge Rielau (host), Chris Eaton (presenter) Recorded: Sep 27 2012 4:30 pm UTC 85 mins
    • 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.

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    • Addressing Material Properties in the Design of a Direct Compression Continuous Addressing Material Properties in the Design of a Direct Compression Continuous Professor Fernando Muzzio Recorded: Jan 16 2014 1:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    • 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.

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    • How to get the best out of H.264 How to get the best out of H.264 Professor Richardson Recorded: Nov 17 2010 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    • The H.264 standard is popular because it can be used to compress video
      more effectively than older video coding formats. However, getting the
      best out of H.264 is not straightforward. There are many optional
      modes within H.264 and choosing these options creates a problem.
      Getting the best compression performance for a particular video
      segment involves evaluating all the possible modes, but this can be
      very computationally expensive.

      In this talk I will explain the trade-off between processing
      complexity and video compression performance in H.264 video codecs. I
      will introduce techniques for choosing a compromise between three
      inter-dependent factors: computational cost, compressed bitrate and
      video quality. Understanding these concepts makes it possible to get
      the best out of H.264 in practical situations.

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    • PKWARE: An Overview PKWARE: An Overview Dave Gouveia Recorded: Nov 1 2012 3:00 pm UTC 9 mins
    • The PKWARE Solution is the only complete solution for reducing, securing, moving and storing data across the extended enterprise, both internally and externally, from mainframes to servers to desktops and into the cloud. PKWARE offers software solutions to critical IT problems, namely the explosive growth of data, the need to secure data, and the emergence of data in the cloud. PKWARE offers the only total solution for reducing and securing data in motion or at rest, so data can be securely moved or stored anywhere. The PKWARE Solution is used billions of times each day to manage risks associated with data security breaches while avoiding increased storage costs with data reduction of up to 95% and improving service delivery.

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    • H. 264 Video coding tutorial H. 264 Video coding tutorial Iain Richardson Recorded: Mar 22 2010 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Video compression or video coding is essential to a wide range of products such as broadcast digital TV, DVD and Blu-Ray disks, internet video and mobile video. H.264 Advanced Video Coding is an industry standard format for compressed video which is key to many of these products. Participants in this webinar will learn how H.264 makes it possible to compress video through a combination of prediction, transforms and coding and will gain an insight into how to get the best from this popular compression format.

      About the presenter: Iain Richardson is the author of the two leading texts on H.264 Advanced Video Coding and is an internationally known expert in video compression. Director of Vcodex Ltd and OneCodec Ltd and Honorary Professor at RGU, Aberdeen, he is sought after as a speaker, consultant and expert witness on video compression technology.

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    • The All-Flash Data Center, Myth or Reality? The All-Flash Data Center, Myth or Reality? Storage Switzerland / Tegile Systems Recorded: Oct 30 2014 5:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • In this webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Tegile to discover if the All-Flash Data Center can become reality. We will explore the return on investment that All-Flash systems can deliver, like increase user and virtual machine densities, lower drive counts and simpler storage architectures. We will also look at some of the methods that All-Flash systems employ to deliver an acceptable cost per GB like thin provisioning, clones, deduplication and compression. Finally we will take one last look at disk, does it have a role in the All-Flash Data Center and if it does what should that role be?

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    • The Four NEW Requirements of Backup Disk For Veeam Success The Four NEW Requirements of Backup Disk For Veeam Success George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Jun 11 2014 3:30 pm UTC 63 mins
    • Veeam and other virtualization specific backup solutions change the game when it comes to data protection. They provide the capability to backup virtual machines rapidly and repeatedly, thanks to change block backups. Second, they provide the ability to recover virtual machines directly from the appliance so that downtime can be almost eliminated. But these two changes significantly change what is required from the disk backup device.

      In this webinar you will learn about the four key requirements of a disk backup device for Veeam and other virtualization specific backups:

      1. Why Disk Backup Appliances Need SSD
      2. Why Deduplication/Compression May NOT Be Needed
      3. Why Cost Effective Expansion Is Even More Important
      4. Why Extra Availability In The Disk Appliance is a Must

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    • Flash storage: A vendor-neutral way to analyze performance Flash storage: A vendor-neutral way to analyze performance Peter Murray from Load DynamiX & Leah Schoeb from Evaluator Group Recorded: Jun 11 2014 6:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    • Flash is the hottest technology in the storage industry today. But with all its touted advantages, there are some challenges – including how to effectively measure the performance benefits for your own environment.

      Effectively measuring the performance of flash arrays requires more than the basic freeware benchmarking tools. It requires the ability to assess advanced functions such compression, deduplication and pattern reduction processing to minimize the amount of data written to flash memory in order to lower the cost per GB and extend flash longevity. It requires the need for specifying complex data patterns in these data reduction technologies. Measuring performance without taking these features into account could falsely overstate the performance of a flash array by a factor of 2 or more.

      The Evaluator Group working with Load DynamiX and other industry performance experts has documented a testing methodology designed for All Flash Arrays. In this webinar Leah Schoeb from the Evaluator Group and Peter Murray from Load DynamiX discuss the critical considerations for measuring true solid state storage array performance.

      Attend this webinar to learn how to best validate the performance of potential flash storage arrays in order to optimize costs and avoid performance surprises.

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