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At Qi, we practice a continuous life-cycle approach to protecting your data, whether we are helping you address data security, DR, data back-up or data quality.

Quick Intelligence Video: David Millier on Breach Readiness

New Canadian privacy breach notification rules, similar to European rules, came into force on November 1, 2018


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Hitachi announces Pentaho 8.2

Hitachi Vantara has announced Pentaho 8.2, the newest release of the company's data integration and analytics platform software.

According to Qi customer Andrew Buffone, director of data management at Carfax Canada: "With Pentaho 8.2 and Hitachi Content Platform, we're able to leverage both structured and unstructured data on a single platform to send cleansed, prepared data to AWS and Microsoft Azure, and will achieve a 20-30% compute cost reduction and a 50%-60% storage cost reduction as a result"

Pentaho 8.2 has some exciting new features:

  •  Integration of Unstructured Data: With Pentaho's new integration with Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), users can now build data pipelines that include structured and unstructured data sources - such as text, video, audio, images, social media, clickstreams and log files.

  • Easier Hybrid Cloud Data Management: Users can now onboard data into Hitachi Content Platform, which functions as a data lake. Then they can use Pentaho to prepare, cleanse and normalize data within HCP.  Pentaho may then be used to make the logical determination of which prepared data is appropriate for each external cloud target. By reducing unnecessary data sent to the cloud, organizations can now better manage costs with Pentaho 8.2.

  • Expanded Analytics Ecosystem Support: Pentaho 8.2 expands support for its growing ecosystem of third-party products and technologies, including support for AMQP messaging protocol, support for customer managed encryption keys (CMEK),  better integration with Python and API calls, and support for open source OpenJDK.


HPE Partnering with Google??

HPE Partnering with Nutanix???

What in the world is going on? According to Phil Davis, HPE’s President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer, “HPE and Google Cloud have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver hybrid cloud solutions that accelerate innovation and expand choice and agility for customers.  The partnership will provide customers with a consistent experience across public cloud and on premises environments.”

Not only that, but Phil also announces: “we are partnering with Nutanix to deliver an integrated hybrid cloud as-a-service solution. The offer -- which leverages Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS delivered through the HPE GreenLake as-a-service solution – will provide customers with a fully HPE-managed hybrid cloud.”

The word of the day is “coopetition”. Even though HPE is in the hyper-converged race with its Simplivity platform, it realizes that customers may choose Nutanix and still want HPE hardware to run it on. In the case of Google, its newly re-branded Anthos hybrid cloud solution makes perfect sense as a partner to GreenLake. This combined offering gives customers a great way to move from buying infrastructure to renting it, whether it’s in the cloud or on prem.

For more details on the two announcements, you can read Phil’s full blog here