AUSTIN, Texas – Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged storage, server and virtualization solutions for midsized companies, and Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity and integration solutions, today announced a new BI and analytics appliance, the Scale Analytics Appliance, at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West.
The Scale Analytics Appliance enables companies to get sophisticated reporting and analytics without requiring significant IT support. It combines Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business User Edition software and Scale Computing’s HC3 virtualization platform to address the broadest range of business intelligence and analytic needs – from data preparation and integration to self-service reporting and data discovery. It delivers reports, charts, and visualizations and is oriented to less-technical users. Scale Analytics empowers users with an app-like environment that will enable midsize organizations to leverage information from any source for better decision-making at a fraction of the time and cost.
“We considered implementing Business Intelligence for a long time. We don’t make widgets or fit the standard mold and we don’t speak the language that enterprise Business Intelligence folks speak,” said Melanie Ellingson, Director of IT of Empire Air. “We were aware of Information Builders, but when we saw the Business User Edition and who it was built for and having it packaged as an appliance on a Scale platform, we thought this is finally a solution that fits our mold. The support and training were great, along with the learning tools provided. Having our data on premises is a real big deal for us and this new appliance helped make it a reality.”
"A business intelligence and analytics appliance is really a unique offering,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “It is easy to deploy, administer and use, and it eliminates large upfront investments in software and hardware. Information Builders is proud to work with leading-edge companies like Scale Computing to help small and medium-size organizations achieve their business goals."
“We are proud that Scale Computing and Information Builders have selected the Midsize Enterprise Summit West for their announcement,” said Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “Both companies have independently and repeatedly won top awards for excellence at this conference, and it’s great to see them form a partnership that specifically targets this marketplace. MES brings together one of the largest independent gatherings of mid-market CIOs and senior IT executives, and I think our community will be excited to see a combined offering.”
“Midsize organizations want business intelligence but their IT staff say that they need to buy more capacity to make it happen, or that they need more servers or more storage, or that there are other projects that need to be done first,” said Jeff Ready, CEO, and co-founder of Scale Computing. “The Scale Analytics Appliance eliminates all of that friction. It is easy to install and quick to deploy with tons of pre-existing reports, charts, documents and dashboards available that can be used with data discovery to identify trends, patterns and opportunities for their businesses. This has never before been possible until Scale and Information Builders created this easy-to-use solution.”
Scale Computing (Booth #401) and Information Builders (Booth #205) are exhibiting September 18 - 20 at MES West at the JW Marriott in Austin Texas.
Scale Analytics starts at less than $50,000 and is available through Scale Computing’s reseller channel. For more information, interested parties may contact Information Builders at http://www.informationbuilders.com/ or contact Scale Computing via the company’s website at http://www.scalecomputing.com or by calling 1-877-SCALE-59.
About Information Builders
About Information Builders Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.
CHICAGO – Neurensic, a fintech artificial intelligence (AI) startup, today announced that its CORE™ product has been selected by Vine Street Trading for its market surveillance and compliance capabilities. Vine Street Trading is a Chicago-based, principal trading group that has focused primarily on electronic futures markets throughout its 10 year existence.
“We are proud to partner with an established market maker with complex futures trading strategies in Vine Street Trading,” said David Widerhorn, founder and CEO of Neurensic. “With our goal of providing clarity for traders, firms and regulators on the issue of disruptive trading, we are pleased to add a new partner to leverage our AI technology.”
CORE uses self-adaptive technology that automatically provides firms with a continuous assessment of the compliance risk associated with complex trading behaviors. This enables compliance professionals to more effectively reduce market harm and minimize potential liability to their organizations. Vine Street Trading will integrate CORE to analyze its futures trading strategies.
The new partnership with Vine Street Trading comes on the heels of the announcement regarding a recent relationship with Chicago-based principal trading firm DV Trading. In addition, Neurensic has opened an office in Silicon Valley this year led by Chief Technology Officer Dr. Cliff Click, who is responsible for the ongoing development of the firm’s compliance and operational risk tools. He and his team are bringing to life the infrastructure that will allow for cross-asset surveillance of the global financial system.
Founded in 2015, Neurensic’s mission is to strengthen and protect the financial services industry by using machine learning technology to reveal insights from data and empower organizations to evolve into the future. Its vision is to be the migration path for the industry to transition beyond legacy IT, and into the modern world of complex information systems. Neurensic’s solutions combine Silicon Valley artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities with deep financial markets domain expertise, in order to solve urgent and relevant industry problems.
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Founded in 2006, Vine Street Trading LLC is a Chicago-based principal trading firm that participates in the electronic futures markets.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today unveiled plans to expand its footprint to Boston. At its new facility, located at 300 A Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston’s Seaport District, Red Hat plans to bring open source to life in new ways, with a world-class Executive Briefing Center, the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and a new Red Hat Engineering Lab. The facility is expected to open in mid-2017.
Red Hat, which was recently named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes, has a long history in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with its existing 175,000 square foot worldwide engineering and product headquarters located in Westford, Mass. The Boston facility will add 40,000 square feet to Red Hat’s footprint in Massachusetts. Boston was rated as one of the world’s best tech hubs in 2015 by Expert Market, a business consulting firm, and is home to several world-class universities. With its presence in Seaport, Red Hat plans to be an active member of the Boston technology community.
Executive Briefing Center
The Boston facility will feature a world-class Executive Briefing Center that will deliver an innovative, interactive and immersive experience that brings open source innovation to life by showcasing Red Hat’s full portfolio of enterprise-class open source software and creates collaborative experiences that embody the open source approach. Visitors - who are expected to include senior executives from many of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations - will have an opportunity to learn firsthand how open source can drive innovations across industries and understand Red Hat’s initiatives to advance the technology industry with its open source leadership to address customers’ business challenges.
Red Hat Open Innovation Labs
In April 2016, Red Hat introduced Open Innovation Labs, a residency-based initiative for helping customers jumpstart modern application development and gain the skills and tools to accelerate innovation in the future. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs participants learn how to build and containerize applications on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, while working closely with Red Hat subject matter experts to understand and integrate DevOps approaches and methodologies. Red Hat's new Boston facility will be the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and its largest facility to date.
Red Hat Engineering Lab
As an expansion of its worldwide engineering and product headquarters in Westford, Mass., Red Hat’s new Boston-based Engineering Lab will focus on research and new development around emerging open source technologies in a collaborative development environment designed to foster and accelerate open source-based innovation. With Boston's vibrant high tech communities and renowned universities, this facility will provide a state-of-the-art environment for research and development. Co-locating the Engineering Lab with Red Hat Open Innovation Labs will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration and joint development between Red Hat engineers, customers, and partners.
Martin J. Walsh, mayor, City of Boston
“I am excited to welcome an innovation leader like Red Hat to the City of Boston. By choosing to expand and establish a global showcase location in our city, Red Hat further reinforces Boston's reputation as a thriving hub for talent and technology. I look forward to collaborating with Red Hat as they contribute to our local economy as a community partner and engaged member of our business community."
Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat
“The IT industry is transforming, and much of that transformation is rooted in open source. Our facility in Boston will be designed to give open source innovation a global stage and help drive the next wave of open source engineering advancements and customer initiatives. Boston is home to one of the world’s most dynamic tech communities and students coming out of its world-class universities have grown up on open source and Linux. We are excited to bring Red Hat to Boston to help foster the next generation of open source talent through collaboration with the city’s universities and keep Red Hat at the forefront of innovation through the projects we plan to house there. I’d like to thank Mayor Walsh and his office for their support as we identified the home for this exciting facility.”
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Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme natural event will become a disaster. This is a core finding of the World Risk Report 2016, produced by the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University and the Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft – Gemeinsam für Menschen in Not, in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart.
Nature cannot be controlled and humans can only influence to a limited degree whether, and with what intensity, natural events are to occur. But they can take precautions to help prevent a natural event from becoming a disaster. It is this vulnerability of a society that forms the basis for the World Risk Index, which calculates the disaster risk by multiplying vulnerability with exposure to natural hazards (cyclones, droughts, earthquakes, foods, and sea-level rise). This risk is especially high wherever natural events hit vulnerable societies. While a low level of vulnerability is not a guaranteed protection against disasters, it can reduce the risk.
“Societal factors, such as nutrition, medical services and governance, decide to a large extent whether a natural hazard becomes a disaster,” said Dr. Torsten Welle, Senior Scientist at IREUS. “But through targeted interventions the impacts of disasters can be reduced and important lessons can be learned from recognized weaknesses.”
The index assesses the risk of disaster in 171 countries and the island state of Vanuatu once again displays the greatest risk. The United Kingdom comes in at 131st place, while the United States is 127th, Canada is 145th and Australia is 121st.
The top ten countries with the highest risk according to the report are:
The top ten countries with the lowest risk according to the report are:
The risk of disasters remains high in 2016. From 1980 onwards, a significant increase was recorded in the number of reported disaster events worldwide. Estimated damage levels continue to reach new peaks. And while this trend has been on a downward trajectory since 2012, this could change at any time. The 2015 statistics are a stark reminder that there is still an urgent need for action despite this decline: The United Nations recorded 346 reported disasters, more than 22,000 deaths, almost 100 million affected persons and economic damage totalling approximately US $66.5 billion.
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Civil unrest is significantly more disruptive to business in France than in any other western economy, reveals a new global index released by Verisk Maplecroft, which rates the country ‘high risk’ alongside emerging markets such as Brazil and South Africa. With a deep-rooted culture of political protest and strikes, the country is ranked 16th most at risk globally in the Civil Unrest Index.
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The strategic markets of Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh are home to over half of the 100 cities most exposed to natural hazards, highlighting the potential risks to foreign business, supply chains and economic output in Asia from extreme weather events and seismic disasters, according to new research from global risk analytics company, Verisk Maplecroft.
Use Fewer Servers for the Same Workload
Depending on the application, Memory1 can reduce the total number of servers required to support a given workload or capacity by as much as 90 percent. Aside from the application-level advantages of higher available capacity, the infrastructure consolidation this allows translates to a substantial reduction in overall operating costs, from initial capital expenses (Capex) to management and maintenance (Opex).
Memory1 cost effectively provides up to four times the memory capacity of standard DRAM DIMMs. This enables much higher total system memory configurations, without the additional and prohibitive cost that would be required to achieve the same levels using DRAM alone. By blending the best attributes of DRAM and NAND-Flash, Memory1 augments system memory with higher capacity and better overall economics.
Increase Solid State Life
Solid-state disk delivers improved performance over hard disk drives, but with wear out concern. This is especially the case for budget arrays that use less expensive, MLC or TLC flash. Using Diablo’s tiered-memory software algorithms, which constantly manage service and capacity levels, data moves automatically between the DRAM and Memory1 tiers based on utilization and access patterns. By leveraging DRAM endurance and logically delivering the right capacity and performance to each application, Memory1 boosts the effective endurance of NAND-Flash memory by several factors over SSDs.
Gain Business Insights Faster
The value of Big Data analytics engines are that they allow enterprises to derive insights and information from large pools of data, insights that have relevance to business processes. With the added performance of Memory1, users can process data and gain valuable insight faster than competitors, and turn performance into profit. Memory1 users gain up to 75 percent efficiency improvements to enable real-time Big Data analytics jobs.
Reduce Power, Cooling and Floor Space Budgets
Any reduction in server sprawl has a corresponding reduction in PCFE – Power, Cooling, and Floor space Expenses. Using Memory1 to achieve even a conservative 50 percent reduction in hardware footprint will cut IT’s power and real estate requirements dramatically; some Memory1 users are seeing PCFE savings of up to 80 percent. This is not only a relief to overall operational expenses, but also to the planet.
Maintain Current Data Center Environment
Memory1 does not require any changes to server operating systems, application software or hardware. Memory1 modules install in the same industry standard memory slots that hold DDR4 DRAM, integrating seamlessly into the datacenter.
Diablo Technologies’ Memory1 is available now and is the first memory DIMM to expose NAND-Flash as standard application memory. This revolutionary solution provides the industry’s most economical and highest-capacity byte-addressable memory modules. Memory1 also minimizes Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by reducing the number of servers required to support memory-constrained applications. To download the Memory1 white papers, visit:
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Diablo Technologies is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies for next-generation enterprise computing. Diablo's flagship Memory1 is a first-of-its-kind memory technology that delivers four times the capacity of the largest DRAM modules. Diablo's Memory Channel Storage platform combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications. The Diablo leadership team has decades of experience in system architecture, chipset design, enterprise software and business development at companies including PMC-Sierra, Anobit, AT&T-Microelectronics, Bell Labs, Nortel Networks, Intel, Cisco, AMD, SEGA, Cadence Design Systems, Matrox Graphics, BroadTel Communications and ENQ Semiconductor. Learn more at http://www.diablo-technologies.com.
World’s Leading Installation Technology for Microsoft Windows®Now Supports Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge, Universal Windows Packages and Windows Server Apps
MAIDENHEAD, U.K. – Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced the latest release of InstallShield®, the industry standard for development teams creating installers for Windows desktops, servers and cloud platforms.As highlighted in the keynote address at Microsoft Build 2016, InstallShield 2016 enables the transition to Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge (formerly known as Project Centennial) and Windows Server Apps (WSAs) with automatic compatibility tests and continuous build capabilities.
“Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update includes the Desktop Bridge, which enables existing desktop apps and games to be converted to use the modern Windows app packaging format.These converted apps offer cleaner installs, uninstalls and updates, and can be enhanced with Universal Windows Platform capabilities such as Live Tiles, Cortana and push notifications,” said Kevin Gallo, Corporate Vice President for the Windows developer platform at Microsoft.“We are thrilled that developers can now use InstallShield 2016 to distribute their existing apps and games through the Windows Store or existing distribution methods and access Universal Windows Platform capabilities.”
“Software vendors need the flexibility to support new technologies for Windows 10 and Windows Server, while still supporting Windows 7 and Windows 8 with MSI installers,” said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software.“Working in parallel with Microsoft, we are making it easy for our customers to transition their existing InstallShield MSI projects to build Universal Windows Platform and Windows Server App packages.InstallShield is the only product that enables developers to test their apps for compatibility with the Desktop Bridge and WSAs – saving countless hours of time, effort and investigative work.”
New Feature Highlights
- Tests Apps for Compatibility with UWP and WSA App Packages
Scans an InstallShield project in seconds and saves hours of investigative work by automatically identifying potential compatibility issues between the application and Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge and WSA packages.
- Creates UWP App Packages from MSI Projects
Prepares apps for the Windows Store and simplifies the software installation experience on Windows 10 by building UWP app packages from existing InstallShield projects.Builds Windows Installer and UWP app packages to support all deployment scenarios.
- Generates WSA App Packages from MSI Projects
Prepares apps for Nano Server and Windows Server 2016 deployments by building WSA packages from existing InstallShield projects, while installing apps on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012.Simultaneously creates WSA packages and Windows Installer packages to easily support all deployment circumstances.
- Combines Multiple UWP App Packages into One
Develops installations in modules for easier deployment and maintenance, and merges the components and dependencies at build time into a single UWP app package for the Windows Store.For direct distribution outside of the store, InstallShield 2016 bundles UWP app packages and other dependencies together with a Suite/Advanced UI installer.
- Maps MSI Table Relationships
Developers gain insight into how MSI tables are related for more precise editing and troubleshooting, and quickly see how those changes will impact the installer to reduce unintended consequences of manual table editing.
- Customises Windows 10 Tiles
Makes Windows Installer and UWP desktop applications “pop” on the Windows 10 Start screen with vibrant tiles for increased user engagement.
For a more detailed feature list and to begin a free trial, please visit InstallShield 2016.
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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software.Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimised software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology.A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com.