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  • Big Data Without Big Headaches
    Source: Vormetric
    White Paper: The challenge of how to handle Big Data is only partially addressed by the databases that are used to store it. One of the most pressing issues around Big Data adoption is security, as more and more organizations adopt it in the coming years. Read on to find out how to benefit from Big Data while eliminating potentially big headaches.
  • Securing the Keys to the Kingdom
    Source: Vormetric
    White Paper: With all of this data, there is also risk, specifically those entities within the organization that may have access to confidential data either due to their job function or because they are gaining it through surreptitious means. When used with an Operational Intelligence platform such as Splunk, the Vormetric Data Security Platform not only encrypts and controls access to your files and databases, but also provides information that is utilized by Splunkbase. Whether the deployment is physical or virtual, the joint solution can alert when unusual or improper data access is detected, and can offer detailed user and process information to help investigation.
  • Complying with Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) Requirements with DataStax and Vormetric
    Source: Vormetric
    White Paper: Merchants and organizations expect the underlying database to be highly secure and in compliance, as sensitive cardholder data will eventually be kept in the data store. DataStax Enterprise in conjunction with Vormetric offers a comprehensive data security solution for the data stored in Cassandra and helps organizations comply with PCI DSS requirements.
  • "Encrypted Traffic Management For Dummies" from Blue Coat
    Source: Blue Coat Systems
    eBook: Malware hiding in SSL/TLS has become an urgent priority. This must-read e-book from Blue Coat is a great introduction to learn how dedicated, high-performance appliances: **Give your security devices an instant look at SSL-encrypted traffic **Protect user privacy **Allow you to control SSL's use.
  • FAQs About Protecting Data in the Cloud...from Blue Coat
    Source: Blue Coat Systems
    White Paper: As more and more organizations adopt cloud services, it's essential to maintain a consistent level of security to protect data. There is no silver bullet. But there are some basic cloud security components. Find out now!
  • "10 Tips for Protecting Data in the Cloud" from Blue Coat
    Source: Blue Coat Systems
    White Paper: What's the best approach to cloud migration? Relying on your cloud service provider for data protection and compliance may not be enough. But, you can't just write off cloud services due to security concerns. Get solid advice here.
  • Why choose Citrix NetScaler over F5? Here are 9 reasons
    Source: Citrix Systems
    White Paper: Today's enterprises face new requirements for their datacenters and cloud architectures, this guide highlights the key challenges that Citrix NetScaler helps solve more effectively than F5. Learn More.
  • Taneja Group on Recovery Appliance
    Source: Oracle Corporation
    White Paper: Today's tidal wave of big data isn't just made up of loose unstructured documents - huge data growth is happening everywhere including in high-value structured datasets kept in databases like Oracle Database 12c. This data is any company's most valuable core data that powers most key business applications - and it's growing fast! According to Oracle, in 5 years (by 2020) most enterprises expect 50x data growth. As their scope and coverage grow, these key databases inherently become even more critical to our businesses. At the same time, the sheer number of database-driven applications and users is also multiplying - and they increasingly need to be online, globally, 24 x 7. Which all leads to the big burning question: How can we possibly protect all this critical data, data we depend on more and more even as it grows, all the time?
  • Oracle Storage Cloud Service: Benefits of Integrated Stack Begin to Pay Off
    Source: Oracle Corporation
    White Paper: This report focuses on Oracle Storage Cloud Service, a key area in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The coverage of storage technology is part of two of Constellation's business research themes, Data-to-Decisions and Technology Optimization and Innovation.
  • Oracle Backup and Recovery Strategies: Moving to Data-Protection-as-a-Service
    Source: Oracle Corporation
    White Paper: An organization's ability to recover from hardware or software failures, human error, security breaches and other disasters is a fundamental requirement of compliance and governance. Unfortunately, in many organizations, auditors focus on the existence of a process and not its efficacy. Frequently, for example, checks are made to ensure that backups are being performed, however it's common that little or no attention is paid to testing and periodically validating that backups were successful and data can be completely, accurately restored and recovered.

    Given the lack of rigor in many organizations' auditing and compliance processes, it falls on the database administrator and/or storage admin teams to ensure that proper steps are taken to minimize data loss (i.e. get as close to RPO zero as possible) and assure that an appropriate time to recover can be met on an SLA basis.
  • Oracle Enters the High-Growth All-Flash Array Market with an Oracle-Optimized Solution
    Source: Oracle Corporation
    White Paper: This IDC Flash summarizes Oracle's August 27, 2015, announcement of the new All Flash FS, heralding Oracle's entry into the rapidly growing all-flash array (AFA) market that IDC thinks will dominate primary storage solutions by 2019 and discusses the importance of the announcement for both Oracle and non-Oracle customers.
  • Oracle Leverages Its Database Expertise to Deliver a Truly Purpose-built Recovery Appliance
    Source: Oracle Corporation
    White Paper: By introducing the Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance) - a turnkey data protection appliance integrated into the Oracle ecosystem - Oracle has shed light on database-centric backup/recovery problems and helped database administrators (DBAs) solve them. The Recovery Appliance delivers Oracle data protection-as-a-service (DPaaS) throughout an enterprise or as a public cloud service, accelerates database performance by alleviating production database servers, and serves as a self-contained solution enabling companies to recover to levels of extreme granularity, which Oracle calls Recovery Point Objective "0," which aligns with the constant demand for less downtime and data loss seen in other ESG research. This showcase examines the vertical scenario of DBA-driven data protection and the horizontal interest among organizations in using turnkey data protection appliances. The outcome could be that the Recovery Appliance becomes a significant part of a modern data protection strategy.
  • A New Engineered Solution for Big Data with MapR and Samsung
    Source: Samsung
    White Paper: The MapR Converged Data Platform integrates Hadoop and Spark, real-time database capabilities, and global event streaming with big data enterprise storage, for developing and running innovative data applications. The MapR Platform not only provides enterprise-grade features such as high availability, disaster recovery, security and full data protection, but also allows Hadoop to be easily accessed as traditional network-attached storage (NAS) with read-write capabilities. The MapR Platform is a modern, read-write capable, NFS-mountable distributed file-system written in C++ that directly accesses storage hardware - dramatically improving performance while providing ease of administration. In this whitepaper, we focus on the benefits of PCIe-connected SSD for big data using the MapR Platform.
  • Digital Transformation Starts with Identity
    Source: Okta
    Research/Infographic: In a connected world where mobile, web, and smart devices rule, how do you prioritize your digital initiatives? New IDG research uncovers a key enabler. View the infographic.
  • Quantitative Analysis of a Prefabricated vs. Traditional Data Center
    Source: APC by Schneider Electric
    White Paper: Prefabricated modular data centers offer many advantages over traditionally built data centers, including flexibility, improved predictability, and faster speed of deployment. Cost , however, is sometimes stated as a barrier to deploying these designs. In this paper, we focus on quantifying the capital cost differences of a prefabricated vs. traditional 440 kW data center, both built with the same power and cooling architecture, in order to highlight the key cost drivers, and to demonstrate that prefabrication does not come at a capex premium . The analysis was completed and validated with Romonet's Cloud-based Analytics Platform, a vendor-neutral industry resource.

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