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Simplifying and Future-Proofing Hadoop

Organizations are intrigued and excited by the ability to reduce costs, gain new insights and expand their data playground with Hadoop.  However, when it comes time to design and execute their strategy, they face two fundamental challenges...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: February 2016
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehouse Offload, ETL, Hadoop

Data to Dashboard: SMF in Splunk for Tuning and Metrics

Before the advent of Syncsort’s Ironstream® for Splunk®, a lot of time and specialized expertise was required to transform data from the System Management Facility (SMF) of a z/OS-based mainframe and make it...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: December 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Ironstream, Mainframe, Network Monitoring, Operational Intelligence, Security, SMF Records, Splunk, z/OS

Workload Off-Ramp: Cost-Effective z/OS Compression, Copy, and Sort

Specialized mainframe processors and accelerators have been around for quite some time, and generally they’ve served a constricted but important role in lowering processing costs. But their potential is often limited by a complicated...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: December 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: compression in zIIP, copy in zIIP, Mainframe, MFX, offload, sort in zIIP, z/OS, zIIP

Hadoop Perspectives for 2016: What Every Business Needs to Know About Big Data

The results from Syncsort’s second annual Hadoop Market Adoption Survey are in! 

Download this report to find out what 250+ IT decision-makers have to say about topics such as the:

Big Data Made Easy: A Simple, Scalable Solution for Getting Started with Hadoop

With so many new, evolving frameworks, tools, and languages, a new big data project can lead to confusion and unwarranted risk.
 
Many organizations have found Data Warehouse Optimization with Hadoop to be a good starting point...

  • AUTHOR: Dell
  • PUBLISHED: December 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Cloudera, Data Warehouse, Dell, ETL, Hadoop, Intel, Offload

Keeping Up With Big Data Innovation…Without Disrupting Your Business

You want to take advantage of the powerful performance and scalability offered by rapidly evolving compute frameworks, but also want to be confident that the applications you invest in today won’t need to be rewritten, or require new skills,...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015

TAGS: Hadoop, Intelligent Execution, MapReduce, Spark

Mainframe’s Role in the Big Data Ecosystem

Enterprise Systems Media, in partnership with Syncsort, conducted the “State of the Mainframe” study.
 
Based on the survey results, the mainframe may be the key to closing the Big Data processing gap and supporting...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Business Analytics, IMS, Mainframe, Real-Time Log Data, Splunk, Transaction Processing

Maximizing Mainframes

As Mainframe departments are continually pressured to  squeeze more value from their existing platform while freezing upgrade charges and not jeopardizing CPU usage, IBM & third-party vendors are faced with the challenge of alleviating...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: compression in zIIP, copy in zIIP, CPU, MFX, sort in zIIP, zIIP, zOS

ZPSaver Suite Evaluation Best Practices Guide

Syncsort has remained one of the most trusted names in the mainframe software industry for over 46 years. When licensing our software, you are not simply making a purchase, but rather entering into a long lasting partnership where you can expect...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: POC, ROI, zIIP offload, ZPSaver Suite

Syncsort MFX Evaluation Best Practices Guide

Syncsort has remained one of the most trusted names in the mainframe software industry for over 46 years. When licensing our software, you are not simply making a purchase, but rather entering into a long lasting partnership where you can expect...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: DFSort, Mainframe, MFX, POC, ROI, Sort

What is that Mainframe Really Doing?

Gone are the days of mystique surrounding the Mainframe and its ability to preserve critical enterprise data. Welcome to the advantageous era of  knowledgeable insight around Mainframe log data without the need for IBM Mainframe expertise...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Ironstream, Mainframe, Network Monitoring, Operational Intelligence, Security, SMF Records, Splunk, z/OS

Simplifying and Future-Proofing Hadoop

Hadoop delivers great benefits to organizations seeking bigger insights and lower costs -- and the ecosystem of related tools and technologies to get the most value from the framework is expanding on a seemingly daily basis.
 
A...

  • AUTHOR: George Gilbert, Big Data Analyst, Wikibon
  • PUBLISHED: October 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehouse Offload, ETL, Hadoop

Managing Performance and Security with Splunk on your IBM Mainframe

Ironstream® 1.3 software is the preferred technology specifically designed to provide real-time, mainframe security insights through the Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security™.

With Syncsort Ironstream, you can...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: October 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Ironstream, Operational Intelligence, Security, Splunk, z/OS

How to Monitor Splunk Batch Jobs Using Syncsort Ironstream®

Quick demo of our Batch Job Monitor app, allowing real-time forwarding of batch information into Syncsort Ironstream, so you can report on Splunk jobs as they run.
 

How to Monitor z/OS Data Using Syncsort Ironstream® and Splunk

Quick demo of the Dataset Analyzer dashboard, which gives you real-time insights into what's happening with your z/OS data in Splunk by making use of several SMF record types extracted in real-time by Ironstream.

The complete...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2015

TAGS: Ironstream, log analyzer, log monitoring, mainframe, Splunk, z/os

Why the Mainframe Still Rules

The mainframe is like the Hulk. It’s big and bad and ready to take on whatever you’ve got. The mainframe can do it cheaper, safer, more reliably, and likely quicker than a system of distributed servers.

Download this...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Cloud, Mainframe, Mainframe security

Syncsort Ironstream® 1.3 Solution Sheet

Ironstream collects z/OS log data, such as SMF records (more than 40 types), Syslogs, SyslogD, RACF, Top Secret, log4j, DB2, and more from mainframe systems and forwards it securely to Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, and Splunk...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2015

TAGS: Ironstream, Mainframe, Network Monitor, Operational Intelligence, Security, Splunk

Syncsort: Driving Insights While Optimizing Analysis With Big Data Platforms

This independent profile of Syncsort, produced by Constellation Research, provides a great overview of Syncsort’s Big Data capabilities, and is particularly useful for current customers, prospects and partners who want to understand how...

  • AUTHOR: Doug Henschen - Constellation Research
  • PUBLISHED: August 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, ETL, Hadoop

Defending Network Availability with Detailed OSA Analytics - The ZEN z/OS OSA Monitor

OSAs are Mission Critical Devices making its success a potential single point of failure for the entire mainframe network.

The ZEN OSA Monitor is capable of monitoring the variety of protocols that an OSA can...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: August 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Mainframe, Network Management, Network Monitoring, OSA Monitor, ZEN

Overview: Syncsort MFX for z/OS®

This data sheet will summarize why Syncsort MFX for z/OS has a 40+ year history of specialized sorting expertise and exploits every significant hardware and operating system advancement for easy implementation and cost effectiveness.

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: July 2015

TAGS: DFSort, Mainframe, PARASORT, Sort, z/OS, zIIP offload

Syncsort MFX for z/OS Version 2.1

This solution sheet describes why Syncsort MFX for z/OS is a high-performance sort, join, and copy utility designed to exploit the advanced facilities of the z/OS operating system and IBM z Systems™ servers. MFX for z/OS 2.1 leverages the...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: July 2015

TAGS: Mainframe, offload, Sort, z/OS, zIIP

The Ultimate Checklist for Hadoop ETL

Using Hadoop as the central repository for all kinds of data, organizations can accelerate time-to-insight and reduce the overall costs of collecting, processing and distributing data.  But Hadoop isn’t an out-of-the-box ETL tool...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: July 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, ETL, Hadoop, Offload

DMX-h Quick Start Guide for your Hadoop Cluster

Get a step-by-step guide to installation and setup to help you fast-track your DMX-h Hadoop ETL experience!

Here's what's inside the guide:

  • Introduction to the DMX-h architecture
  • Getting Started...

    • AUTHOR: Syncsort
    • PUBLISHED: July 2015

    TAGS: DMX-h, hadoop

DMX-h Quick Start Guide for Cloudera VM

Get our step-by-step guide to installation and setup to help you fast-track your DMX-h Hadoop ETL experience!

Here's what's inside the guide:

  • Introduction to the DMX-h architecture
  • Getting Started...

    • AUTHOR: Syncsort
    • PUBLISHED: July 2015

    TAGS: Cloudera, DMX-h, hadoop

DMX-h Quick Start Guide for Hortonworks Sandbox

Get a step-by-step guide to installing DMX-h to speed up your development in the HDP 2.x sandbox!

Here's what's inside the guide:

  • Introduction to the DMX-h architecture
  • Getting Started with...

    • AUTHOR: Syncsort
    • PUBLISHED: July 2015

    TAGS: DMX-h, hadoop, Hortonworks

DMX-h Quick Start Guide for MapR VM

Get a step-by-step guide to installing DMX-h to speed up your development in MapR !

Here's what's inside the guide:

  • Introduction to the DMX-h architecture
  • Getting Started with Components & Use...

    • AUTHOR: Syncsort
    • PUBLISHED: July 2015

    TAGS: DMX-h, hadoop, MapR

ETL on Hadoop: How to free up data warehouse capacity and budget to drive bigger insights

Offloading ETL workloads from your data warehouse to Hadoop is a great way optimize capacity & performance. Efficiently work with bigger, more diverse data to drive better insights – and free up your budget by avoiding costly data...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: June 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Cloudera, Data Integration, ETL Offload, Hadoop

MFX ZPSaver Suite

MFX ZPSaver Suite allows MFX for z/OS® customers to shift Copy processing, SMS Compression and now Sort processing to zIIP engines, freeing up nearly all mainframe CPU time and improving overall elapsed time.

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: June 2015

TAGS: compression in zIIP, copy in zIIP, Mainframe, MFX, offload, sort in zIIP, z/OS, zIIP

Syncsort: Way More Than Meets the Eye!

A closer examination of Syncsort product offerings also shows that Syncsort has developed deep expertise in the processing of Hadoop data. Further, the company now offers operation intelligence facilities that can be used to enhance...

  • AUTHOR: Clabby Analytics
  • PUBLISHED: May 2015

TAGS: Big Data, ETL, Hadoop, Mainframe, Sort

Syncsort ups Hadoop ETL tools capability, details Ironstream product tie-in with Splunk

Syncsort has steadily rolled out a number of new big-data products while staying true to its roots of supporting mainframe systems. The company recently released version 8 of DMX-h, the Hadoop ETL pure-play engine, with additional...

  • AUTHOR: 451 Reseach
  • PUBLISHED: May 2015

TAGS: Big Data, BIGFrame, Cognizant, Data Integration, DMXh, ETL, Hadoop, Ironstream, Mainframe, Spunk

Syncsort DMX-h Release 8

As Big Data becomes bigger, it’s breaking traditional architectures and approaches.  In response, many organizations are turning to Hadoop – however, even the most successful Hadoop implementations bring their own challenges...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2015

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, ETL, Hadoop, Intelligent Execution Layer

Introduction to DMX-h Release 8

See how easy it is to develop jobs and tasks in DMX-h and deploy to your Hadoop cluster

Mainframe Customer Education Webcast: Syncsort Gets Zen

For over four decades, Syncsort has been an industry leader in Mainframe software products.
 
With ZPSaver Suite to offload CPU to zIIP, DL/2 to migrate IMS data to DB2, and Ironstream™ to forward log data into Splunk...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Mainframe, Network Management, Network Monitoring, Network Security, ZEN

Break Free from Hadoop & ETL Complexity

See how Syncsort DMX-h and its new Intelligent Execution Layer helps you design sophisticated data flows once and deploy anywhere, including Hadoop.

Syncsort helps PagesJaunes to get the most out of Big Data

To help face technical challenges from an explosion in data volume, storage of unstructured data, and real time reporting, PagesJaunes employed a Big Data strategy focused on moving to the Cloudera Hadoop framework from IBM Netezza, allowing...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2015

TAGS: Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloudera, Data Integration, Data Migration, Data Warehouse, ETL, Hadoop, Media, Netezza

Tales from the Big Data Frontline: How Experian Increased Insights & Speed to Market with Hadoop

If you’re thinking about your first Hadoop implementation or want tips for your next one,  you’ll want to view this webcast featuring Tom Thomas, IT senior director for Consumer Information Services at Experian.
 ...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Customer, Data Integration, Hadoop, MapR

Syncsort VS/2 Solution Sheet

For many, migrating VSAM data to DB2 typically involves complex data re-engineering and extensive modification to application programs, thus resulting in an unacceptable level of cost, effort and risk.

Syncsort VS/2 is a data...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2015

TAGS: migration to DB2, transparent data migration, VSAM

Syncsort MFX Platinum Service

Syncsort raises the bar with its Platinum Service offering- available by invitation only to MXF customers.
Platinum Service is designed to provide unparalleled support to meet an organization’s most critical technical and business...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Mainframe Support, MFX, Services

Big Data Education Webcast: Introducing DMX and DMX-h Release 8

Release 8 delivers big benefits for everyone -- whether you’re using Hadoop, or deploying your Big Data solutions in Windows, Unix, Linux or the Cloud.
 
Check out this webcast, where our Big Data product experts take you...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehouse Offload, ETL, Hadoop, Mainframe Offload

Freeing Up Database Capacity and Reducing Costs with Hadoop

A leading home entertainment company generates and collects some of the largest data volumes in the corporate world, feeding a multi-petabyte Netezza data warehouse that continues to grow at double-digit rates every year. This data warehouse...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: February 2015

TAGS: Big Data, ETL, Hadoop, Hortonworks

BIGFrame: Experience the new revolution in data analytics

Learn how BIGFrame, an end-to-end Mainframe Offload Solution built by Cognizant, Syncsort and Cloudera, enables enterprises to address challenges with performance, flexibility and agility to get business insights out of their legacy data.

  • AUTHOR: Cognizant
  • PUBLISHED: February 2015

TAGS: Big Data, Cloudera, Cognizant, Hadoop, Mainframe Offload

TDWI eBook: A Guide to Hadoop for Data Warehousing and Operational Analytics

Whether you already have Hadoop in production – or are just getting started – you’ll want to explore all the ways it can deliver value to your organization.

Data Warehousing and Operational Analytics are two areas...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: January 2015
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Analytics, Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, ETL, Hadoop

Mainframe Education Webcast: Introducing MFX for z/OS 2.1 & ZPSaver Suite

For over four decades, Syncsort MFX has been the fastest, most efficient sort technology for IBM mainframes.

Since then, MFX has evolved through consistent innovation to exploit every significant hardware and operating...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Mainframe, SMS Compression, z/OS, zHPF architecture, zIIP processors

Live from Strata NY + Hadoop World: An End-to-End Approach to Offloading the Data Warehouse to Hadoop

Many organizations have discovered that shifting ELT to Hadoop dramatically reduces costs, allows them to incorporate new data faster, and frees up data warehouse capacity for faster analytics and end-user response times. Early success with,...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Data Warehouse Offload, ELT Offload, ETL, Hadoop, Hadoop ETL, SQL

Using Social Media Data to Propel Your Business: A Three-Step Guide to Ingest, Process & Visualize Twitter Data

Social media won’t replace current sources for intelligence gathering but is a strong complement and can help organizations make better, more informed business decisions. The challenge is in understanding how to incorporate this data...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Analytics, Big Data, Data Ingestion, ETL, JSON, Social Media data, Visualization

End-to-End Approach to Optimizing the Data Warehouse with Hadoop

Enterprises are looking for fresher data – from daily, to hourly, to real-time – as well as access to data from more sources and for longer periods of time. And they need it faster and cheaper. Meanwhile, traditional approaches for...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort and Cloudera
  • PUBLISHED: November 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Hadoop, SQL

A Three Step Approach to Low-Risk IMS Modernization

Does the thought of migrating your IMS applications give you the jitters?

Staying in IMS might seem like the safer choice, but the consequences of doing so – inability to react to application changes, unacceptable data latency...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: October 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: data migration, DB2, DL/2, IMS data, mainframe

Syncsort Ironstream® Solution Sheet

Mainframes power many mission-critical applications throughout the enterprise, processing billions of transactions per day. But, How much do you know about these critical systems? Are they performing optimally?
 
With Ironstream...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2014

TAGS: Ironstream, Mainframe, Operational Intelligence, Splunk

Quick Start Guide for Mainframe Operational Intelligence

For decades, organizations have collected, processed and analyzed transactional and business operations data to improve business decisions. But, How much do you know about the health of the critical systems that process all your data? Are they...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Ironstream, Mainframe, Operational Intelligence, Splunk

Syncsort Education Webcast – Fall 2014

Syncsort product experts review key features & capabilities from the latest DMX and DMX-h release, including:

  • New Data Transformation Language (DTL) – A human readable syntax specifically...

    • AUTHOR: Syncsort
    • PUBLISHED: September 2014
    • Requires Registration

    TAGS: DMX, DMX-h, DTL, HCatalog, Hive, Tableau, Vertica

Offloading Netezza With Hadoop in 3 Simple Steps

Your Netezza data warehouse is a key investment. Use it wisely.  For fast, interactive user queries, complex analytics, and business intelligence – Netezza still plays, and will continue to play, a vital role for many organizations.

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: August 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Migration, Data Warehouse Offload, ELT, ETL, Hadoop, Netezza

Big Data Goes Airborne. Propelling Your Big Data Initiative with Ironcluster® & Amazon Web Services

Changing user requirements and workloads, new business opportunities, and rapid growth make it hard to size, procure, deploy and maintain a reliable data integration infrastructure.
 
That's why leading organizations are...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: August 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: AWS, Big Data, Cloud, Data Integration, EC2, Elastic MapReduce, Hadoop

How to Succeed in Hadoop: comScore’s Deceptively Simple Secrets to Deploying Hadoop for Deeper Consumer Insights

As more enterprises realize the value of big data, Hadoop is moving from lab curiosity to genuine competitive advantage. But how can you confidently deploy it in a production environment?

Watch this webcast on-demand to learn...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort, MapR & comScore
  • PUBLISHED: July 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Analytics, Big Data, Big Data Integration, comScore, Data Integration, ETL, Hadoop, MapR

Graphic Guide to Offloading the Data Warehouse

Several organizations are reaping the benefits of offloading ELT/ETL workloads to Hadoop.
 
But there’s a catch: Re-writing heavy ELT workloads, like complex data warehouse SQL processes to run in Hadoop usually takes...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: June 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data Integration, Data Warehouse Offload, EDW Offload, ELT Offload, Hadoop ETL

Hadoop in the Enterprise: How to Start Small and Grow to Success

Hadoop-based solutions are quickly moving in on the traditional systems that still dominate enterprise IT.  But the most successful Hadoop organizations plan and execute these new  implementations with a sharp focus on the IT environment...

  • AUTHOR: Gigaom Research analyst Paul Miller
  • PUBLISHED: June 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: EDW Offload, Enterprise Data Warehouse, Hadoop Adoption, Hadoop Best Practices, Hadoop Deployment, Hadoop ETL

A Three Step Approach to Low-Risk IMS Modernization & Cost Savings

For decades, IMS has been the gold standard to handle the most critical processes at companies & government agencies worldwide. Today, however, technical and cost challenges, as well as skills shortages, make it difficult to leverage IMS to...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: IMS, IMS modernization, IMS to DB2 migration, legacy modernization, mainframe, mainframe data migration, transparent data migration

Will Big Data Make IT Infrastructure Sexy Again?

In this insightful report, Mike Barlow looks into the expanding world of IT infrastructure, where storage is too small, and networks too slow, to handle the enormous amount of data coming.

Chock full of insights from...

  • AUTHOR: O'Reilly Media
  • PUBLISHED: April 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Hadoop, IT Infrastructure

Syncsort Data Warehouse Offload Solution

Today’s business world is demanding more from your data warehouse. However, with ELT workloads driving up to 80% of database capacity, it’s hard to meet deliverables while keeping costs down… until now!

Syncsort...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2014

TAGS: Big Data Integration, Data Warehouse Offload, ELT Offload, Hadoop ETL

TDWI eBook: Modernizing Your Data Warehouse Architecture with Hadoop

The growing costs of IT infrastructure and larger data volumes are driving enterprises to offload data management chores to Hadoop. They are finding Hadoop offers a better alternative to data integration, with an approach that is economically...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Management, Data Warehousing, ETL, Hadoop, Offload

Unlocking & Monetizing Your Dark Data With Syncsort & HP Vertica

Much of today's most critical enterprise data is locked inside legacy platforms -- such as mainframes & legacy enterprise data warehouses -- making it difficult to access, explore, analyze and monetize.

This "Dark Data...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort & HP Vertica
  • PUBLISHED: March 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Analytics, Big Data, Big Data Integration, Dark Data, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, ETL, Hadoop, Vertica

Break the Barriers to Big Data Insights

Demand for quicker access to multiple integrated sources of data continues to rise. Immediate access to data stored in a variety of systems - such as mainframes, data warehouses, and data marts - to mine visually for business intelligence is...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort, Cloudera and Tableau
  • PUBLISHED: March 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Cloudera, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, ETL, Hadoop, Tableau

Hadoop ETL: Processing on the Edge Node

Edge node processing versus cluster processing – How do you know what’s the best approach to process specific workloads?

In most cases, processing Big Data requires the full power of your Hadoop cluster. Then, there are...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data Integration, Edge node, Hadoop ETL, Hadoop ETL Tools, Mainframe migration, MapReduce

The Business Case for Hadoop

As Hadoop moves from the early adopter phase into the mainstream, IT organizations across all industries are asking how to make the business case for Hadoop at their company. For all its benefits, namely it is a radically cheaper alternative for...

  • AUTHOR: Gigaom Research
  • PUBLISHED: February 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, ETL, Gigaom, Hadoop

Introducing Ironcluster®

Watch this video, and learn how Ironcluster allows you to quickly and easily collect, process and distribute data with Hadoop in the Amazon Cloud.

Fast track your productivity and deliver results faster with Ironcluster!

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: January 2014

TAGS: Apache Hadoop, DMX-h, Hadoop, Hadoop ETL, MapReduce, Sort

The Ultimate Checklist for High Performance ETL

Tapping into previously unused sources of information is changing the way business is done --  and key to remaining relevant and competitive. You can’t afford to be standing on the sidelines, missing out on valuable insights that will...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: January 2014
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Data Integration, ELT, ETL, ETL Tools, Scalability, SQL Migration

5 Steps to Offload Your Data Warehouse with Hadoop

A Quick-Start Guide to Free Up Your Data Warehouse ... and Budget

According to Gartner, nearly 70% of all data warehouses are performance and capacity constrained -- so it's no surprise that total cost of...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: December 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data migration, Data warehouse, ETL, Hadoop, Offload

Bridging the Gap Between Big Iron and Big Data

This eBook will show you how to overcome the four biggest, baddest challenges of leveraging mainframe data, and enable you to offload costly batch workloads from the mainframe into today’s Big Data analytic platform of choice: Hadoop.
...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Migration, DMX-h, Hadoop, Mainframe, MFX

IMS Data Migration Made Easy

View this webcast to learn about transparent database migration & how Syncsort DL/2 specifically addresses the challenges of migrating mainframe IMS data to DB2. 

Data migration experts provide a detailed...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: data migration, DB2, DL/2, IMS data, mainframe

Syncsort DL/2 - Transparent IMS to DB2 Data Migration

Migrating data from IMS systems to DB2 typically involves complex data re-engineering and extensive modification to key application programs. Syncsort DL/2 provides a smarter approach to IMS data migration, one that requires no changes to...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: November 2013

TAGS: Circle DL/2, IMS data migration, IMS to DB2 migration, Migration to DB2

TDWI Checklist Report: Hadoop Best Practices

While some organizations are actively integrating Hadoop into their production data management environments, many more are at an earlier stage of experimentation and preparation.

This TDWI Checklist Report provides an...

  • AUTHOR: Philip Russom, TDWI
  • PUBLISHED: November 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Best Practices, Big Data Integration, Data Integration, Data Warehousing, DMX-h, Hadoop

5 Tips to Break Through ELT Roadblocks

At the beginning, we had Extract, Transform, and Load. Soon after, as data volumes grew, some were quick to point out the value that databases could bring to data integration, so we had Extract, Load, and Transform. And that’s how one of the...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: October 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: ELT, ETL, SQL Migration

Leveraging Mainframe Data with Hadoop

Your mainframe powers mission-critical applications throughout the enterprise - collecting, generating and processing tons of corporate data. You know you can’t afford to neglect this critical data, but there’s no easy way to exploit...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort and Cloudera
  • PUBLISHED: October 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Cloudera, Connectivity, Hadoop, Hadoop ETL, Mainframe

A Practical Guide to Big Data Readiness

Are you ready for Big Data?  Find out with this free guide. 

As you know, datasets are exploding with unprecedented speed and variety. Meanwhile, the data needs of businesses are...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2013
  • Requires Registration

TAGS: Big Data, Data Integration, Data migration, Data warehouse, ETL, Hadoop

Syncsort Mainframe to Hadoop Solution

Mainframes power many mission-critical applications throughout the enterprise, collecting, generating and processing some of the largest data volumes. You know you can’t afford to neglect this data, but there’s no easy way to...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: July 2013

TAGS: Apache Hadoop, DMX-h, Hadoop, Hadoop ETL, Hadoop Sort, MapReduce

EMC DLm and ISV Applications: Improving Efficiency in Mainframe Environments

IT operations using EMC DLm can benefit from using Syncsort MFX for sort/merge/join in batch applications. Using Syncsort MFX with EMC DLm increases the value from advanced sorting capabilities by exploiting features of DLm’s virtual tape...

  • AUTHOR: Randy Kerns, Evaluator Group, Inc.
  • PUBLISHED: May 2013
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TAGS: Data sorting, MFX, Sort tool

5 Pitfalls to Avoid with Hadoop

Hadoop is a great vehicle to extract value from Big Data. However, relying only on Hadoop and common scripting tools like Pig, Hive and Sqoop to achieve a complete ETL solution can hinder success.

Syncsort has worked with early...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2013
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TAGS: Best Practices, Big Data Integration, Hadoop ETL

Syncsort MFX PROCSort

This solution sheet describes how to optimize SAS sort processing and reduce costs with MFX PROCSort. For more than 20 years, Syncsort MFX customers have added Syncsort MFX PROCSort to overcome the resource drain caused by SAS sorting.

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2012

TAGS: Mainframe, PROC Sort, Sort

Syncsort MFX PROCSortIE

This solution sheet describes how to optimize SAS sort processing and reduce costs with MFX PROCSortIE. For more than 20 years, Syncsort MFX customers have added Syncsort MFX PROCSortIE to overcome the resource drain caused by SAS sorting. The...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: June 2012

TAGS: DFSORT, Mainframe, Sort

Big Data Is Certainly Big But It's Not Entirely New

Financial organizations, large and small, have historically processed massive amounts of data.  For many of these organizations, conventional ETL tools just aren’t enough. From mainframe environments to the latest Big Data frameworks...

  • AUTHOR: Forbes / Josh Rogers
  • PUBLISHED: December 2011

TAGS: Apache Hadoop, DMX-h, Hadoop, Hadoop ETL, Hadoop Sort

Wolters Kluwer Health saves time, money and resources with MFX mainframe sort.

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Not surprisingly, the preparation of such information involves the management of massive amounts of data...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: September 2011

TAGS: Data sorting, Dfsort, MFX, Sort tool

Revenue Commissioners processes millions of Ireland’s tax records in seconds while using easy scripting and data sorting.

After undergoing a comprehensive mainframe data migration project, the Revenue Commissioners relied on Syncsort to deliver the same high-performance data sorting and file manipulation capabilities in UNIX as the organization had enjoyed on the...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: April 2011

TAGS: Data Integration Tool, Data transformation, Data warehouse, ETL data

ICBC cuts processing time and expands database functionality with Mainframe Sort.

Utilizing the join feature of Syncsort MFX for z/OS, the group reduced the elapsed time on one DB2 application by approximately 89%. ICBC Senior Technical Specialist Don Phillips explains the process: “For the test application, we previously...

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: March 2011

TAGS: Data sorting, Dfsort, MFX, Sort tool

Thomson Reuters: Syncsort MFX and training allows bank merger to proceed in one weekend

Engineers at BETA Systems, a division of Thomson Reuters, were faced with an enormous data management dilemma – how to combine the financial holdings databases of two merging banks in the timeframe of a single weekend.
 

  • AUTHOR: Syncsort
  • PUBLISHED: January 2010

TAGS: Data sorting, MFX, Sort tool