White Paper: TRIFACTA
If you’re a data engineer, scientist, or analyst, you’re likely looking for ways to make data consumable so you can build curated, accessible data products for advanced data insights and analytics. This eBook outlines the six steps to transform your data—and your business—with Trifacta, the Data Engineering Cloud: Connect to and discover all your data with universal data connectivity Transform and enrich your data with predictive transformation Profile your data with advanced data profiling Achieve and maintain data quality with adaptive data quality Automate and orchestrate data pipelines Deploy smart data pipelines with advanced data insights and analytics
White Paper: Redislabs
Enterprises are increasingly embracing the cloud to run their core mission-critical systems because of the operational simplicity, economics, and agility it offers. There are a variety of different paths to the cloud, including various migration methods and service providers. As you journey to the cloud, it is important to select the path that matches your business goals. In this paper, we’ll dive into optimal cloud strategies and analyze what to look for when searching for a new provider. Learn what path will lead your business to a successful cloud transition. Top Reasons to Download: Understand which cloud strategy best fits your organization’s needs. When to migrate applications versus when to build cloud-native applications. How to leverage DbaaS to maximize operational simplicity, cost benefits, and release velocity. Understand when to graduate from open source databases to enterprise databases.
White Paper: Schneider Electric
Deployments for distributed IT are typically relegated to small confined rooms, closets, or even on the office floor. However, as businesses grow and rely more on edge computing applications, IT downtime has a greater impact on the business. An interview with a small food distributor exemplifies this sensitivity. As this food distributor gained more customers, they realized it wasn't possible to fulfill orders accurately and on time without their IT systems. Downtime of these systems would not only interrupt their distribution schedules, but would cause restaurants to place last minute orders. Restaurants need only a few missed deliveries to have a good reason to seek a new distributor. The following are some example causes of downtime that were uncovered in this research: • The wrong server was unplugged. The IT admin thought he had traced the correct power cord to the tower server. The "rat's nest" of power and network cabling significantly increased the likelihood of this error. Dual-power supplies later became a standard specification for critical IT gear to avoid this type of human error. • A server error for high temperature forced a shutdown of the system. • A few pieces of IT gear turned off during a brief power outage. It was later discovered that the equipment was never plugged into the installed UPS. This was most likely due to the disorganized cabling behind the rack. • A cleaning person unplugged a server to plug in the vacuum cleaner. • A power outage caused all the systems in a branch office IT rack to go down. The IT admin arrived later to discover that the UPS had been signaling for some time that it had a bad battery that required replacement. As with many businesses, especially small businesses, it takes a downtime event or a series of close calls to finally invest in improving the availability of IT operations. In many cases, this spurs new IT upgrade projects. An upgrade project is the optimum opportunity to assess the physical infrastructure required to support IT, however, our research suggests that IT managers often lack the time to research and specify an appropriate solution and the plan for deploying it. We addressed these two needs in two papers. This white paper provides practical guidance on how to improve the IT availability at these sites, while White Paper 174, Practical Options for Deploying Small Server Rooms and Micro Data Centers, describes a practical plan for deploying a micro data center at one or more locations. Furthermore, you should perform a health assessment to ensure old equipment is modernized as discussed in White Paper 272, A Framework for How to Modernize Data Center Facility Infrastructure.