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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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    • VoIP Header Compression on SDNs VoIP Header Compression on SDNs William A. Flanagan, President, Flanagan Consulting Upcoming: Jun 15 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    • 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.

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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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    • Building a Business Case for Virtual SAN All-Flash Building a Business Case for Virtual SAN All-Flash Rafael Kabesa Sr. Product Manager Storage and Availability VMware Recorded: May 5 2016 9:40 pm UTC 49 mins
    • Flash storage is pervasive and its benefits are well known in IT. Likewise, hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is demonstrating tremendous cost savings for many enterprises. But what about all-flash HCI? How can you build a business case for it?

      Learn about the economics of Virtual SAN all-flash and how it compares to all-flash storage arrays and other hybrid HCI appliances. We’ll discuss factors to consider when going all-flash and how to calculate the TCO of an all-flash HCI solution.

      Topics include:

      •Sample all-flash Virtual SAN configurations that are 50% less than leading hybrid HCI solutions
      •Metrics on increasing storage efficiency up to 10 times with deduplication, compression, and erasure coding
      ¥Free online tool that can calculate the TCO of an all-flash solution for your specific environment
      •Benefits of server-side economics and a smaller footprint


      Join us as we dive into the metrics that support a business case for Virtual SAN, and the opportunities it enables for businesses that move to HCI.

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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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