Tina Sturgis
Why Control-M Customers Love Jobs-as-Code
BY Tina SturgisTina Sturgis

As DevOps becomes more the standard of how enterprises are delivering high-quality applications faster, our traditional customer is evolving right along with it. Operations team are down-right excited to get their development team involved to code jobs further upstream in the development lifecycle. These DevOps enabled teams know that in order to reduce production outages and ensure batch processing is as efficient as possible, they must share the responsibility and skills to get there. To make that happen, companies also need to test, debug, automate and ensure compliance early on by “shifting jobs left” to avoid problems when applications go into production. The magic of Jobs-as-Code – test early, test often Many Control-M customers are discovering how taking a Jobs-as-Code approach … [Read More]

5 Ways Multi-Cloud Discovery Can Enhance IT Security
BY Raphael ChauvelRaphael Chauvel

2017 is almost over and as expected, has achieved new records in technology adoption, driven by the transformation of traditional businesses into digital enterprises. While several huge security breaches have been in the news this year, the threat level … [Read More...]

Network Engineer vs Network Administrator: Roles, Responsibilities, and Job Descriptions
BY Stephen WattsStephen Watts

Network engineers and network administrators are common positions in the IT field, and both can hold a lot of clout. While it’s possible for the jobs to sound similar in descriptions and functions, and have some real overlap in responsibilities, there are … [Read More...]

Service Management in an Era of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
BY Vidhya SrinivasanVidhya Srinivasan

The shift People. Process. Technology. Those three words are the golden triangle for a successful transformation. The first and the last are undergoing drastic shifts as we speak. Millenials are entering the workforce at a rapid pace. Over 50% of the … [Read More...]

Setting Your Cloud Path: A Journey to Multi-Cloud and Beyond
BY Bhupinder MahiBhupinder Mahi

The other day, my colleague said “Moving to the cloud should be as easy as moving house.” Now, I can’t vouch for her experience in regards to a house move, but mine certainly wasn’t “easy.” My wife and I visited over 10 places before we agreed on the one we … [Read More...]

Announcing TrueSight 11
BY Shayne HigdonShayne Higdon

Today, at our New York BMC Exchange event, we announced the release of TrueSight 11.0. I could not be more excited about what this delivers to our customers and the market. I’d like to thank the dozens of customers and partners that participated in our beta … [Read More...]

Using Apache Pig and Hadoop with ElasticSearch with The Elasticsearch-Hadoop Connector
BY Walker RoweWalker Rowe

Here we show how to retrieve data from ElasticSearch using Apache Pig. The reason for doing that is Pig is much easier to use that Java, Scala, and other tools for doing data extraction and transformation ElasticSearch. (You can read our introduction to Apache … [Read More...]

Using ElasticSearch with Apache Spark
BY Walker RoweWalker Rowe

ElasticSearch is a JSON database popular with log processing systems. For example, organizations often use ElasticSearch with logstash or filebeat to send web server logs, Windows events, Linux syslogs, and other data there. Then they use the Kibana web … [Read More...]

IDUG Portugal – Another Successful EMEA Conference
BY Phil GraingerPhil Grainger

As I settled into my flight home, I couldn’t help reflect on all the wonderful, inspiring events that transpired this past week at IDUG EMEA in Lisbon. As per usual, the completely volunteer, user-based organization put on such a professional and informative … [Read More...]

Are you Prepared to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation?
BY BMC SoftwareBMC Software

Let’s just be honest, life as a service desk or IT professional has never been harder. Database needs are exploding, the cloud poses new challenges, and user needs grow more complex daily. Most IT groups know they need to drastically alter the way they … [Read More...]

GDPR – What it Means and Why You May Be Missing the Opportunity.
BY Chris SutterChris Sutter

Time is running out. The warnings are everywhere. After a two-year transition period, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will be in full force beginning May 25th, 2018. The focus of most communications related to GDPR is on the … [Read More...]