Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform Enables Insights for Streaming Data from the Edge

first_imgStreaming Data Creates Massive Potential for Organizations Across IndustriesAccording to IDC, more than a quarter of data created in the global datasphere will be real-time in nature by 2025.[i] Much of that data will come from the edge, originate from sensors, cameras and drones, and come in the form of a continuous data stream.Streaming data creates additional complexities in the already intricate world of unstructured data. With its tendency to vary in volume and boundaries and with timestamps that can fluctuate out of order, the need for a Data First infrastructure – where organizations know exactly where their data is and how to harness its full potential – becomes more critical than ever. While this type of data has the potential to drive significant innovation within an organization, it also presents those that work closely with enterprise infrastructures with a host of challenges. These challenges can include managing multiple infrastructures, dealing with data inconsistency risks and creating a time-consuming process for application developers.Imagine providing your developers and operators with a platform purpose-built for them to ingest, analyze, and manage streaming data. Imagine monitoring anomalies in a manufacturing line, an energy field or railroad tracks through sensors – abnormalities of livestock, airplanes and shipping containers tracked through drone video feed – or the ability to adjust traffic lights depending on volume or detect security threats through video streams. These are just a few of the possibilities when an organization creates a Data First infrastructure focused on a proper streaming data foundation.Capture the Streaming Opportunity with Dell EMC Streaming Data PlatformTo help customers turn this unique set of infrastructure challenges into opportunities for deeper business insights, Dell Technologies is introducing the Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform. This all new software offering enables ingestion and analytics of real-time streaming edge data in the data center.With the release of this enterprise-ready platform, organizations now have access to a single solution for all their data (whether streaming or not) that provides auto-scaling ingestion, tiered storage with historical recall on-demand and unified analytics for both real-time and historical business insights.Re-Designing Complicated Infrastructures with an Out-of-the-Box SolutionAs many organizations have begun to address the rise in streaming data by creating additional infrastructure solutions, they have inadvertently created duplicate data silos along the way that each require individual implementation, management, security and analysis. The Streaming Data Platform unifies those infrastructures into one out-of-the-box solution to streamline data and its management for actionable insights.The software platform provides enterprise-grade security and serviceability and is built on open-source technologies such as Kubernetes for orchestration, Apache Flink for real-time and historical query processing and Pravega for ingestion and publish-subscribe. The Streaming Data Platform empowers innovation far into the future – creating a programming model that reduces application development time, giving your team more time to focus on innovation and the next level of business needs.Improving Workflows and Outcomes Enterprise-WideAs a platform that enables insights to drive innovation, the Streaming Data Platform enables a wealth of opportunities to endless industries – from retail, to agriculture, to automotive and the energy sector. Example uses of this technology include the real-time & historical analysis of video and telemetry streams to monitor livestock health or manage planning of large construction projects. One customer, RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany, creates research projects for nearby small businesses – allowing them to reap the rewards of research that creates more efficiency, deeper insights and frees up time to enable innovation in use cases like the manufacturing example above. “The reduction of management needed to operate the software system and [Streaming Data Platform] stack is crucial … to ease the work of developers and minimize hard DevOps skill requirements,” said Philipp Niemietz, Head of Digital Technologies Research Group at RWTH.Addressing the Streaming Data ChallengeWhen one thinks of enterprise storage, file and object are likely the first categories that come to mind. But with the rise of real-time data, it’s clear that in the years to come, storage solutions for streaming data will become a critical need in the enterprise.If 2020 is the year you need to finally tackle your streaming data goals by simplifying your operations, deriving deeper insights, or enabling more time for innovation, we encourage you to learn more about Dell EMC Streaming Data Platform by visiting our website or contacting us. You can also join the conversation using the hashtag #StreamingDataPlatform.[i] IDC: Worldwide Storage for Big Data and Analytics Forecast, 2017–2021, September 2017last_img read more

GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading

first_img Related Articles Share GVC Holdings stated that it is ‘well placed to balance the year’, as the FTSE100 company absorbed significant retail shocks across its UK and European units, readjusting its full-year EBITDA outlook to £720m-£740m range (dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes).Publishing its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020, GVC noted that the closure of its Ladbrokes and Coral betting shops resulted in a 53% drop in UK retail net gaming revenue (NGR), down from £586.8 million in H1 2019 to £277.9 million.As of 30 June 2020, GVC stated that there were a total of 3,006 shops in the estate, down from 3,274 last year. During the period 227 shops were closed as the group completed its resizing of the retail estate following the Triennial ReviewLikewise, European retail also struggled during the pandemic, with NGR dropping by 48% from £144.1 million in 2019 to £75.5 million.But as a considerable number of bettors shifted from retail sports betting to online gaming, GVC highlighted that online NGR jumped from £1.05 billion in 2019 to £1.25 billion, an increase of 19%.Commenting on the results, newly-appointed CEO Shay Segev said: “Given the unprecedented trading environment, GVC has delivered an encouraging performance in the first half, underlining the strength of our diversified business model and the expertise, adaptability and dedication of our people.“These results show that we have a strong foundation. As a technologist, I have huge admiration for what Kenny and the rest of my colleagues have achieved but I am also determined to pursue a programme of continuous improvement as we focus on our four technology-enabled priorities.”Online EBITDA rose by 53% during H1 to £368.6 million which GVC explained is a reflection of ‘favourable sports margins, a strong performance in gaming and lower marketing spend due to sport cancellations’.Group EBITDA came in at 5% lower than 2019 figures, falling to £348.6 million from £366.8 million. Looking forward, the Board now expects GVC to deliver underlying EBITDA of £720m-£740m for the full year, on the condition that there are ‘no further material disruptions’.Supporting its EBITDA performance, GVC delivered a 23% reduction in group operating costs to £423 million, down from £548 million, enforcing immediate COVID-19 costs controls and identifying a further £20 million in Ladbrokes Coral post acquisition co-synergies.Addressing plans to expand its operations, GVC stated that it has applied for multiple sports-betting licences pursuant to the existing German online gambling regulation and ‘fully expects that its applications will be successful’. Brazil and The Netherlands were also recognised as key opportunities for the betting group’s expansion.The US remains the leading driver for growth for GVC however, with its BetMGM joint venture now operating in seven of the 21 states where gambling is allowed. GVC expects to go live in an additional four states by the year-end.GVC ended its trading statement by detailing its prudence with regards to trading under the continued uncertainty of further lockdowns and restrictions as a result of the coronavirus, with the board cancelling dividends for year trading. Brazil appoints agencies to accelerate Sports Betting launch August 21, 2020 Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more