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April 15, 2014

Regulatory, Compliance, and Risk Data Technology Challenges – a night at PRMIA with RainStor and Credit Suisse

by Ben Weiss, Systems Engineer, RainStor I had the pleasure of attending a RainStor sponsored event on Madison Avenue in NYC last week.  Hosted by PRMIA, a non-profit organization for compliance & risk officer education and training, which boasts 16,000 strong in NYC alone and 90,000 members worldwide. This time the spring weather was on our side as it had been previously postponed from January due to a very big snowstorm.   Attendees were happy to join the evening presentations followed by a panel session where the audience had a chance to engage with lively Q&A. During the event, John Bantleman,… Read More »
March 24, 2014

My data is bigger than your data!

by Jyothi Swaroop, Director, Product Marketing A few years ago, I became fascinated with the whole notion of Big Data. The concept of mining through multi-petabyte data infrastructures to solve virtually every problem known to mankind – including world hunger! It was all pretty futuristic but definitely an interesting problem to… Read More »
February 27, 2014

Enjoy Hadoop and know SQL? Combine them with EMC Isilon and RainStor

EMC 's Big Data Group recently published an excellent blog on how EMC Isilon running the RainStor database meets the growing demands for managing volumes of data from multiple sources and leverages the innovative Hadoop platform. Enterprises are embracing Hadoop as a low-cost scale platform and  as adoption rises, capabilities around ease-of-use,… Read More »
January 27, 2014

Tape Archiving: The Wonder Years

By Mark Cusack, Chief Architect Back in the early eighties, loading data into a home computer from tape was a hit-and-miss affair.  In those pioneering days you counted yourself lucky if you could (A) find the tape you wanted; (B) successfully play the tape to completion without error; (C) finish… Read More »
January 6, 2014

Out with the Old and in with the New

by Deirdre Mahon, VP Marketing Yes it’s that time of year when you make all those New Year resolutions few of which will be kept and sadly many forgotten once February ’14 rolls around.  The problem with New Year’s resolutions is we make the long list and expect to fulfill… Read More »
November 15, 2013

Design Matters

by Jo McDougald, Marketing Programs Manager I work with the RainStor marketing team and being part of the big data and Hadoop market makes every day interesting.  Not only do I get to witness how the market shapes and evolves in rapid fashion but I also get to work on… Read More »