New Wikibon Big Data Research Reveals Hadoop, NoSQL Making Gains in the Enterprise


Marlborough, Mass. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Research from Wikibon indicates that new approaches to data management, most notably Hadoop and NoSQL, are already making inroads in the enterprise. According to a survey of 303 Big Data practitioners, 36% have deployed Hadoop to support either pilot or production workloads. In addition, the majority of Hadoop practitioners have shifted at least one workload from an existing enterprise data warehouse or mainframe to Hadoop (See Figure 1).

Hadoop is not going to replace the data warehouse, at least not any time soon. But the open source Big Data framework does pose a threat to the cushy profit margins of data warehouse vendors including, but not limited to, IBM, Teradata, Microsoft and Oracle, said Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Jeff Kelly, who directed the survey and resulting analysis. Hadoop and the data warehouse are competing for specific workloads in the enterprise and, hence, the related revenue.

The findings are just two of many from the research, entitled Big Data Analytics in the Enterprise, H1 2014. To get a sense of the ways Big Data is used in the enterprise and what, if any, barriers to success are common among early adopters, Wikibon surveyed 303 Big Data practitioners in the U.S. and Canada in May 2014. Wikibon analysts also conducted in-depth phone and in-person interviews with several Big Data practitioners.

Among the top barriers to Big Data analytics success cited by survey respondents were difficulty transforming data into suitable form for analysis, difficulty integrating multiple data sources and difficulty integrating Big Data technologies into existing infrastructure.

Through our research, Wikibon has identified a number of common barriers to successful Big Data analytics projects. Interestingly, many of the top barriers are not related to analyzing data per se, but preparing data to be analyzed, said Kelly. There are also a number of non-technology barriers cited by respondents, including challenges selling the value of Big Data analytics to reluctant end-users on the business side.

Among other insights, the survey findings reveal the important role of professional services in Big Data analytics projects, the median data size and types of data involved in Big Data analytics projects, and the impact of public cloud computing Big Data services on existing projects.

For additional information on the survey findings, please contact John Greco at john.greco(at)wikibon(dot)org or 774-463-3400.

About Wikibon: Wikibon is a research and advisory firm focused on disruptive technologies and their impact on the enterprise. Wikibons core coverage areas are Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure. Wikibon was the first research firm to size and forecast the Big Data market in 2011, and its analysis of the evolving Big Data ecosystem and technology landscape is relied on by practitioners, vendors, venture capitalists and more.







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PEER 1 Hosting gains significant channel momentum with 400% growth in FY 2013


Southampton, UK (PRWEB UK) 28 August 2013

PEER 1 Hosting, the global web infrastructure and cloud hosting provider, today announced that it has achieved significant traction in the channel during the companys 2013 fiscal year, increasing its revenue by 400 percent. The substantial success is attributed to several initiatives, including the launch of its new strategic alliance program, PEER 1 Hostings new enterprise-grade public cloud offering, Mission Critical Cloud; the addition of new strategic channel hires globally; recognition by CRN as having a 5-Star Partner program; as well as its enhancement of the SMART Partner Channel Program.

Launched in April 2012, PEER 1 Hostings SMART Partner Program aims to build relationships that create mutually beneficial revenue streams. The program focuses on providing its partners with the necessary training, certification and unrivalled support to help them sell more and further their own business. Since the programs launch, more than 500 new partners have joined. While this is a significant number to sign in just 15 months, PEER 1 Hosting believes its channel success is due more to finding the right channel partners.

Achieving 400 percent growth during our 2013 fiscal year is a major accomplishment, said Michael Mayer, executive director of worldwide channel, PEER 1 Hosting. As a business, PEER 1 Hosting is laser focused on our people and relationships whether its with an employee, customer or partner; the commitment to relationships in our new channel program is a testament to its significance. Looking to the future, we hope to continue helping our customers realise the potential of the Internet, and our upcoming strategic product launches will significantly expand their existing portfolios.

PEER 1 Hostings channel program contributed to 40 percent of new acquisition sales in FY 13, and it closed 38 percent of deals. It also gained significant traction over the year with new strategic alliance partners, including Dell and Arrow.

In 2014, PEER 1 Hosting anticipates doubling its channel team and seeing similar growth figures as this year. Much of this growth is predicted to come from new reseller agreements with strategic partners and major product launches, specifically to support PEER 1 Hostings cloud and eCommerce businesses. The company also has plans in place to implement greater alliance and marketing support for its partners.

To learn more about PEER 1 Hostings SMART Partner Program, visit https://partners.peer1.com/.







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ISI Snapshot Software Gains G-Cloud Status in UK


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. and its European operation, ISI Software Europe Limited, providers of IT infrastructure assessment and optimization software products and services, announce that their partner, Carbon3IT Ltd has added ISI Snapshot to their official G-Cloud product listing for supply in the United Kingdom (UK).

Cloud computing is changing the economics and sustainability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As a result, the UK government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering cloud-compatible resources in the government and public sectors. In 2013, the UK government set a goal of putting half of all new IT spending through small IT suppliers. Historically, small suppliers have been blocked from gaining IT spend market share, in the public sector, due to security and accreditation concerns.

Having the G-Cloud presence helps lessen the barriers in traditional government procurement frameworks. This allows the public sector to buy the IT services they need rather than being forced to design complex solutions from scratch. It also opens up a wider range of pre-qualified suppliers to choose from.

We are looking forward to deploying our specialist software and knowledge of industry best practice to meet the needs and objectives of dynamic UK Public Sector organizations, said Martin Sayer, CEO, ISI Software Europe. Our newly acquired G-Cloud presence, through our partners Carbon3IT Ltd, demonstrates our commitment to reducing costs and risks and improving operational flexibility in the UK Public Sector. It lets the public sector know we have already worked through the issues that routinely plague smaller providers such as security, cost of entry, and lack of a reliable infrastructure.

Working with Carbon3IT Ltd to provide ISI Snapshot through G-Cloud is part of ISIs long-term commitment to cloud technology. It enables the company to compete on a level playing field with larger suppliers.

ISI Snapshot has been used to help public and private clientsacross a wide range of industrieswith IT security and performance optimization. To learn more about ISIs Snapshot software or to request a demo, visit http://www.isiisi.com.

About Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI)

Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI) is based in St. Paul, Minnesota and has been providing leading software solutions to enterprise IT organizations worldwide through distinguished international channel partners, including IBM and Cisco Systems, Inc. ISI products help organizations manage IT security and performance optimization. For more information, visit http://www.isiisi.com.

About Carbon3IT Ltd

Carbon3IT Ltd is a sustainable IT consultancy; who provides consultancy, training and assessment services to reduce the energy consumption of IT. Carbon3IT Ltd provides assistance to the EU, for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, and the BCS, for the BCS Certified Energy Efficient Data Centre Award (CEEDA). They are represented on the UK BSI IST/46 Standards Committee, Sustainability for and by IT as well as the NSF ELSS Servers committee (Energy Star). The MD John Booth is the vice chair of the BCS Green IT Specialist Group and Treasurer of the Data Centre specialist group. For more information go to http://www.carbon3it.com.

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