The job of ParAccel's new Scalable Analytic Appliance is to provide manageability for large- and medium-size enterprises struggling with the challenge of analyzing operational data in near real time or executing complex queries on multi-terabyte data warehouses. The new enterprise-class appliance is based on ParAccel's columnar, compressed, massively parallel relational database engine, combined with a managed storage infrastructure and industry-standard servers. The appliance utilizes a blended and dynamically balanced scan approach to take maximum advantage of both server- and SAN-based storage. It also leverages a new SAN-based approach for high availability and integrates tightly into managed storage control systems to manage backups, disaster recovery mechanisms, reporting and monitoring. A pilot program for the product is currently underway.
If you use the MATLAB environment, you now can extend it heftily using Numerical Algorithms Group's NAG Toolbox. The Toolbox gives users access to more than 1,300 additional math and statistical algorithms for MATLAB. This additional mathematical and statistical functionality previously was unavailable, or it was accessible to MATLAB users only by purchasing multiple toolboxes. The company claims that “the NAG Library is used by many of the world's most prominent ISVs, scientists and academies, among others, because of its reputation for quality, flexibility and robustness”. The NAG Toolbox is available for both 32- and 64-bit Linux and Windows and is compatible with MATLAB versions 2007a, 2007b and 2008a.
At the time of this writing, details remain sketchy, but by the time you read this, Canonical will have officially announced Ubuntu Netbook Remix, an ultraportable version of its popular Linux distribution. In interviews with the Guardian newspaper, Ubuntu founder and patron Mark Shuttleworth, revealed close collaboration with Intel, which produces chips for this sector. Shuttleworth sees Netbook Remix as one way that Linux will become more prevalent, as people access their files and information from a wider variety of devices connected to the Internet.
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Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide