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Syncsort, a global leader in Big Iron to Big Data solutions, today announced new advancements in its industry-leading Big Data integration solution, DMX-h, that enable organizations to accelerate business objectives by speeding development, adapting to evolving data management requirements and leveraging rapid innovation in Big Data technology. New, unmatched Integrated Workflow capabilities and Spark 2.0 integration dramatically simplify Hadoop and Spark application development, enabling organizations to extract maximum value from all their enterprise data assets…

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RUCKUS WIRELESS™, a part of BROCADE, has announced new integrations between its Cloudpath™ software and products from leading network security vendors. The Cloudpath security and policy management platform enables IT organizations of any size to easily establish secure, policy-based access for wired and wireless devices. With these integrations, Cloudpath software complements other network security elements by distributing identity and policy information to enhance overall security. The Cloudpath ecosystem now includes Lightspeed Systems for content filtering and VMware AirWatch® for enterprise mobility management (EMM)…

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Dell EMC has announced that its turnkey hybrid cloud platform, Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC), will be available for the first time on Dell EMC VxRail Appliances, the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure offering that has seen substantial market adoption since its launch one year ago. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) for mission critical workloads, Dell EMC EHC on VxRail Appliances allows organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services expand…

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IBM is expanding its embrace of big data analytics to include support on its open source mainframe for the Anaconda stack used by Python programmers.

The company announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that it is collaborating with Anaconda developer Continuum Analytics and Rocket Software to host the open source analytics platform on IBM z/OS mainframes. Last year, IBM and several partners collaborated to bring Apache Spark to it z System mainframe, allowing the open-source analytics framework to run natively on the company's mainframe operating system…

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For years the IT press has been chronicling the demise of the mainframe, only to observe its amazing staying power in the world's largest enterprises. One reason the mainframe still reigns supreme is its power, upward compatibility, security and availabilty,  Another reason is the fact that there are multiple millions of lines of proprietary code that would take decades to replicate on other platforms…

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BMC Software has announced that the Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) system is using BMC’s Remedy Service Management Suite solution to ensure the rapid rollout and high availability of digital learning technologies. The Remedy solution enables AACPS support teams to manage more devices at a lower cost and automate key operational functions such as tracking correspondence, triggering emergency notifications, and scheduling monthly tasks. With Remedy, AACPS is now able to handle three times the number of tickets as it did ten years ago, using the solution’s ever-expanding list of capabilities to reduce help desk costs by 24 percent. …

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