Technology Challenges of Distributed, Multiplayer Virtual Environments

To play any popular online computer game, all a user needs is a computer and an Internet connection. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than this gamer may realize. In order to interact in a shared virtual environment, the system the user connects to requires technology capable of creating, operating, and modifying persistent, distributed, three-dimensional virtual worlds.

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Business Analytics for Midsize Businesses: Challenges and Benefits

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Business intelligence derived from analytics has given large companies an edge for years. And now, midsize businesses are increasingly eager to reap similar benefits. A recent survey of information technology (IT) managers in midsize companies, conducted by Slashdot, identified the key challenges and incentives midsize businesses face around business analytics and intelligence. Read the results of the survey.  Read More

On the Radar Splice Machine: Bringing Operational Distributed SQL Transaction Processing to Hadoop

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Online transaction processing relies on distributed data stores, and idustry segments such as digital marketing are generating an increased demand for transaction processing. Splice Machine is a new-generation online, distributed platform deployed on Hadoop. It draws on the scalability of an existing platform to leverage a rapidly growing skills base. So it can handle the high volume of processing required for interactive online transactions.

This product analysis reviews a transactional database that is competing in an emerging market for distributed online transaction processing, currently populated by NewSQL and NoSQL start-ups. Splice Machine is helping to transform Hadoop from an analytic to an operational platform. Read More

Reinventing Data Masking: Secure Data Across Application Landscapes: On Premise, Offsite and in the Cloud

Be it personal customer details or confidential internal analytic information, ensuring the protection of your organization’s sensitive data inside and outside of production environments is crucial. Multiple copies of data and constant transmission of sensitive information stream back and forth across your organization. As information shifts between software development, testing, analysis, and reporting departments, a large "surface area of risk" is created. This area of risk increases even more when sensitive information is sent into public or hybrid clouds. Traditional data masking methods protect information, but don’t have the capability to respond to different application updates. Traditional masking also affects analysis as sensitive data isn’t usually used in these processes. This means that analytics are often performed with artificially generated data, which can yield inaccurate results.

In this white paper, read a comprehensive overview of Delphix Agile Masking, a new security solution that goes far beyond the limitations of traditional masking solutions. Learn how Delphix Agile Masking can reduce your organization’s surface area risk by 90%. By using patented data masking methods, Delphix Agile Masking secures data across all application lifecycle environments, providing a dynamic masking solution for production systems and persistent masking in non-production environments. Delphix’s Virtual Data Platform eliminates distribution challenges through their virtual data delivery system, meaning your data can be remotely synchronized, consolidated, and takes up less space overall. Read detailed scenarios on how Delphix Agile Data Masking can benefit your data security with end-to-end masking, selective masking, and dynamic masking.  Read More

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Online Interactive Virtual Environment (OLIVE): A Multi-user, Virtual-world Software Platform

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