The Attunity Blog
Analytics are the name of the game. They’re integral to company strategies today, which are becoming more numbers driven by the minute. Everyone wants to understand how get value from all of the data they are collecting. The only way to figure this out is by drilling down into the numbers.
We data folks live in exciting times. As we saw at the Strata + Hadoop show in San Jose, open source developers continue to deliver new ways to analyze high volumes of fast-moving data. One of the hottest, Apache Kafka, can feed data from thousands of applications to emerging platforms like HBase and Cassandra.
IDC predicts that by 2020 the amount of data the data we create and copy annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Like the physical universe, data is diverse – created by everyone typing an e-mail, using a digital camera, sharing tweets and posts on social media sites, and by the millions of “things” sending and receiving data over the Internet.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Apache Hadoop; we celebrated with the best minds in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop Wold 2016 in London last week. Here are our top takeaways from Strata, based on the great conversations we had with lots of attendees at the show.
This week, Attunity announced a collaboration with Microsoft to enable faster and easier adoption of SQL Server 2016, the latest version of Microsoft’s market-leading database and data warehousing platform running on-premises or on Microsoft Azure.
Everyone involved with Big Data knows there is a ton of effort that goes into designing, deploying and operating a data warehouse. Without the right tools, it’s nearly impossible for your organization to accomplish this in an easy, cost-effective way. Significant effort is put in by both your employees and your systems in the forms of labor hours and processing power.
Attunity has been named one of the 30 Coolest Data Management Vendors in CRN Magazine’s 2016 Big Data 100 list in the Data Management category! The fourth annual Big Data 100 List recognizes vendors that have demonstrated an ability to innovate in bringing products and services to market that help businesses work more efficiently with Big Data.
Attunity Replicate can help you migrate your databases to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Data Warehouse quickly, easily and securely. Your databases remain fully operational during migration so you don’t have to worry about downtime for applications that rely on that database. This month, Attunity and our partners are been busy explaining how to migrate databases online and on the road.
It’s hard to find a new technology with more promise, and more implementation complexity, than the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform. The number of applications, volume of data, interdependencies and underlying infrastructure makes testing of and eventual migration to HANA tricky. We find the most successful enterprises adopt four best practices to simplify digital transformation with SAP HANA.
We live in a data- driven world. And nearly every business decision today is backed by a number (or many). It’s one thing to stockpile a database of information, but having that information at your disposal isn’t enough anymore. You need to be able to extract value from this data whenever possible, and use this data to make better-informed, more accurate decisions.