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2016 Winning Articles - May
TitleAuthor(s)Thumbnail Summary
2016 Competition First Place Winner
Bringing the Cloud to the Edge
Terence Johny
Solutions Architect 
EMC
This article examines the existing Cloud Computing landscape and contemplates its place in the “Things to Come” era of computing. The idea of extending the cloud and bringing it to the edge of the compute endpoints – something that is now being called “The Fog” – is introduced and discussed in-depth.
2016 Competition Second Place Winner
How Technology is Changing Finance
Anthony Dutra and
Bill Delmont Lupo
This article explores the diverse tech opportunities within finance, and offers insight to how today’s emerging tools will evolve the long-standing relationship of finance and technology.
2016 Competition Third Place Winner
Object Storage Chargeback
Brian Dehn
Principal Systems Engineer 
EMC
This article provides an overview of object storage, differentiates it from more traditional types of storage, introduces EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS), and explains how ViPR SRM can be used to meet reporting requirements through built-in reports and powerful customization features.
2016 Competition Best of Big Data
Cardholder Attrition Analysis and Treatments Framework

Wei Lin
Sr  Manager,
Chief Data Scientist and
Principal Consultant
EMC


Joshua Siegel

Director
EMC


William D. Schmarzo

Principal Solutions Architect
EMC

This article explores how to use a Big Data approach to perform Individualized Cardholder Attrition Analysis to maximize profit by Churn Reduction. The article focuses on Issuer Processors who process transactions for Issuing Banks.
2016 Competition Best Migration
Cloud Migration and Inter-cloud Mobility Aspects
Mikhail Gloukhovtsev 
Sr. Cloud Solutions Architect
Orange Business Services
This article considers challenges and solutions associated with cloud migrations, focusing on the technology and methodology of the application and related data migration solutions from the practitioner’s point of view.

 

 

 

2016 Articles Selected for Publishing

TitleCategoryAuthor(s)Thumbnail Summary
JulyPlan a Path to Your Dream JobOtherSharon March
PMP Manager,
Cisco Technical Team,
Avnet Technology Solutions
This article discusses how to look at your certification options, what to look for to meet your needs, and how to not only get started, but reach your goal.
A Journey to a Self-healing IoT-enabled Data CenterCloudMohamed Sohail,
Data Protection and Availability Specialist, 
EMC
 
Sameh Gad,
Senior Consultant,
EMC

Yosef Boray

PhD student,
Menofya University

 

and

 

Said Tabet
IoT and Financial Services Technologist,
OCTO, EMC
This article addresses the concept of self-healing data centers, capable of autonomously detecting potential failures before they occur and to adjust its configuration to achieve optimal function at all times.
Video Content Streaming from WebtopDocument ManagementAlvaro de Andres
Documentum Technical Consultant,
Atos Spain
This article discusses a solution that allows any H.264/MPEG-4 (.mp4 file) to be streamed from Documentum Content Server to Webtop and played by the MediaElments.js video player, which supports HTML5 playback.
Continuous Application ProtectionData ProtectionShreyas Bhagavath Devasya
Systems Engineer Analyst,
EMC

 

and

 

Shivasharan NarayanaGowda
Software Engineer Developer
EMC
This article explore continuous crash-consistent copies, and application consistent copies and discusses how Continuous Application Protection would achieve zero-RTO.
Emerging Trends in Storage - Evaluating Future DirectionsStorageAntony Jesa
Manager,
BI and Analytics Operations,
EMC

 

and

 

Vijayakumar Ravindran
Cloud Infrastructure Admin,
EMC
This article presents a comprehensive analysis of the latest developments happening in the field of magnetic storage as well as flash and SSDs and how we may have to arrive at a judicious mix of these technologies in order to deliver the best value proposition to the business.
AugustB2B – Social Media Analytic and Life Cycle ManagementBig Data and AnalyticsShoukathali Chandrakandi
Senior Software Engineer
EMC

 

Ajith Gopinath
Senior Software Engineer
EMC

 

Soorya MG
Senior Software Engineer
EMC

 

Mubeer Badayil
Senior Software Engineer
EMC
This article discusses a framework of tools and resources to listen to relevant online social media activity and then perform intelligent analytics on the collected data to convert the insights into actionable product and process strategies.
“Storage as a Service” - the First StepsCloudGeoff Clarke
Senior Storage Specialist
ASB Bank Limited
This article demonstrates how to set up a simple “Storage as a Service” capability using Automation and Orchestration plus basic storage provisioning scripts.
Improve Data Protection (Backup) Success RateData ProtectionMahendranag Jayanthi
Systems Architect
Tech Mahindra
This article explores how the backup administrator's intuition to automate will reduce effort and improve backup success rate.
Fostering Innovation through Systemic DiversityOther

David Silva
Salesforce.com
Release Manager
EMC
 
Matthew Wilson

Salesforce.com
Sr. Business Systems Analyst
EMC


Archana Kamath
Salesforce.com
Application Manager
EMC

Manasa Udupi

Associate IT Generalist
EMC

This article focuses on why diversity is important in innovation, how diversity can speed innovation, and how the Diversity Engine and Team Building Algorithm can be used as a method of crowdsourcing innovation within a company.
SeptemberComputer Science Helps Shield Earth From AsteroidsBig Data and AnalyticsBruce Yellin
Data Center Architect
This article covers the aspects of computer science fundamental to astronomy, allowing the reader insight into the leading edge approaches to asteroid detection and the actions that could one day lead to the survival of civilization itself.
Web Services Using OpenStackOtherGeorge Philip C
Associate Professor
Department of Information Science & Engineering
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

 

Manish Kumar
Final Year BE Student 
Department of Information Science & Engineering 
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology,
Bangalore

Pranab Kumar

Final Year BE Student
Department of Information Science & Engineering
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology,
Bangalore

 

Patan Amanullah Khan,
Final Year BE Student
Department of Information Science & Engineering
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology,
Bangalore
This article focuses on setting up a cloud infrastructure (IaaS, PaaS), providing services over the cloud and optimizing storage space, implementing best Security and Network protocols to provide secure and efficient access to the cloud, development of a Web Application to access Swift Object Storage Server, and development of Load Balancer to manage network traffic.
Invisible RobotsOtherAzhagarasu A
Systems Engineer Analyst
EMC
This article provides insight to how software is changing the world, the type of infrastructure that is needed for such intellegent sotware-driven services, and what the future may look like.
Isilon Tunning – L3 Cache Reducing LatenciesStorageVinicius Viteri
Storage Specialist 
Locaweb
 
and
 
Luiz Pissinatti
Account Manager
EMC
This article discusses the steps, concerns, activities, and especially the benefits achieved by using SSDs as L3 Cache for metadata acceleration.
OctoberMachine Learning Working Towards a Better FutureOtherAtaulla Fareed Pasha
System Engineer Analyst   
Dell EMC
This article explores some Machine Learning techniques and how these techniques are used practically.
Case Study: Data Center Refresh ProjectCloudJason Gates
Data Center Architect
Presidio

 

and
 
Randall Borge
Senior Network Architect
Presidio
This article presents a case study that focuses on design considerations for a data center refresh project such as advanced concepts, load balancers, iSCSI, virtual port channels, and more.
Documentum Installation Automation using ChefDocument ManagementSushant Sonker, Gonzalo Hernandez Casaseca, and
Jason Sanghi
This article provides detailed insight to how the Documentum Content Server(D7), Webpublisher, D2, Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) Target, xPlore, etc. can be installed using Chef recipes.
Improving Customer Prospecting in Wealth ManagementOther

John Vide

Engagement Lead,
Big Data
Dell EMC
   
Wei Lin
Sr. Manager & Chief Data Scientist - Big Data
Dell EMC
   
Fernanda Campello de Souza

Sr. Data Scientist 
Dell EMC
 
Martin Costa
Advisory Consultant 
Dell EMC

and


Mauro Damo
Sr. Data Scientist
Dell EMC

This article proposes a model that can be utilized by wealth management firms and senior advisors prospecting for more lucrative clients as well as for junior advisors looking to grow their book of business through more clients.
NovemberHigh Availbility as a ServiceCloudMohamed Sohail 
Data Protection and Availability Specialist
Dell EMC

 

Emanuela Caramagna
System Engineer
Pure Storage

 

Sameh Gad
Senior Consultant
Dell EMC
This article focuses on EMC High Availability stack in virtualized environments, pointing out the basic concepts of VMware high availability model and how that can be applied to provide strict service level agreements on applications availability.
The Art of Digital JujutsuOther

Mohammed Hashim
Practice Manager
Cognizant Technology Solutions

This article discusses the crucial role of Digital artisans, Data democratization, various drivers and barriers, business impact of digitization, and the future of digital transformation is explored.
Vblock SizingConverged InfrastructurePoorna Chandra Prashanth C
Senior Systems Engineer Analyst
Dell EMC
This article provides a high-level overview of the basic steps in sizing the infrastructure, and best practices for all layers in Vblock.
Welcome to NoSQLBig Data and AnalyticsAhmed Abdel-Aziz
Dell
This article provides a summary of research into the four main categories of NoSQL databases and when to use each type, the relationship between Hadoop and NoSQL technologies, and  Big Data Analytic platform support for NoSQL.
Reporting Next Level - Easy Reports with xCPInfrastructure ManagementDoina Derevciuc

 

and

 

Serghei Derevciuc
This article is aimed at those who are using xCP to build systems or have systems based on xCP and want to transform and ease the Report Design process.
DecemberAMI Treatment Cost & Predictive Mortality AnalysisBig Data and AnalyticsShilang (Victor) Wang
Advisory Consultant
Dell EMC

and

Steve Steklenski
Principal Data Scientist
HCL America Inc.
This article takes a close look at the key factors affecting in-patient mortality and compares treatment cost on the basis of risk standardization and regional cost variation.
Improving Read Rates from Captiva ExtractionOtherJames Kave
Sr. Architect
Dell EMC
This article discusses methods for improving read percentage and thereby reduce the manual effort (People Hours) to data complete the forms in Captiva Completion.
Availability and Network CapacityInfrastructure ManagementJeffery Jimes
Advisory Consultant
Dell EMC


Ricardo Herrmann

Advisory Consultant,
Data Scientist
Dell EMC


Wei Lin
Sr. Manager and
Chief Data Scientist – Big Data
Dell EMC

 

 

Kiranmai Sarabu
Senior Forensic Technology Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC

This article proposes a methodology to identify available sections in a network that present cost saving opportunities for telecommunications carriers in a way that is not overwhelmed by choices that may not be the lowest cost option.
Telecom Data Monetization via Big Data AnalyticsBig Data and Analytics

Mona Fahmy
Business Systems Analyst,
Enterprise Analytics - Global IT

Dell EMC

 

Mohamed Alaa
Senior IT Business Partner,
Global IT
Dell EMC

 

Nashwa AbolFettouh
Senior IT Business Partner,
Global IT
Dell EMC

This article emphasizes how descriptive and predictive big data analytics can drive the competitiveness of Telecom operators and present more monetization opportunities and new revenue streams from capitalizing on their data.
Future of Enterprise Mobility with SPDY & Multipath TCPInfrastructure ManagementAshish Bijawat
Principal Architect    
Dell Technologies
   
and

 

Barun Pandey
Principal Architect
Dell Technologies
This article explains SPDY and Multipath TCP protocol followed by a case of how it can fit with existing Enterprise Mobility infrastructure (MDM/MAM) to provide a future- proof solution for different Enterprise Mobility solutions.
JanuaryData Lake White Board PitchBig Data and AnalyticsEvan Shelley
Dell
The whiteboard presented in this Knowledge Sharing video submission provides a different way to present the idea of a Data Lake to a customer.
Storage Sizing for SAP HANA TDI on VMAX3Infrastructure ManagementSriram Chandrasekar
Advisory Systems Engineer Analyst
Dell
This article provides a high level understanding of the HANA components and helps pre-sales system engineers who do not have prior knowledge on SAP HANA to arrive at a baseline solution with relatively fewer steps.
Set-Top Box AnalyticsBig Data and Analytics

Srinivasan Sivaramakrishnan
Dell EMC

Amarendra Tummala,
Dell EMC
   
Luciano Tozato
Dell EMC

and
   
Wei Lin
Dell EMC

This article provides a methodology for various analytics models that can be used in analyzing a set-top box’s second-by-second clicking behavior from millions of households and help TV Broadcasters change their business models from broad audiences to individual/localized content consumers.
New Way of Planning - Graphical Test PlanningOtherJitesh Anand
Dell EMC
As Agile methodology and QA becomes embedded into teams, testing time is being reduced. This article proposes a solution – Graphical Test Planning – as a way of creating a test plan without writing the entire documents.
FebruaryMethod for Throttling Backup Agent’s Save ProcessData ProtectionSathyamoorthy Viswanathan
Staff Engineer
Gigamon
 
Ajith Gopinath
Senior Software Quality Engineer
Dell EMC
 
and

 

Gurrraj Kulkarni
Consultant Software Quality Engineer
Dell EMC
This article focuses on how to efficiently back up data using the backup application and also enhance server resource efficiency and network bandwidth utilization.
Data Analytics for Cancer Survival and TreatmentBig Data and AnalyticsSara He
Associate Consultant 
Dell EMC
 
Diego Gallo
Data Scientist – Big Data
Dell EMC
 
William Schneider
Data Scientist
Dell EMC
 
and
 
Wei Lin
Chief Data Scientist – Big Data
Dell EMC
This article discusses the methodology and analysis of genetic information for a specific use case sample of patients suffering from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a slow progressing blood cancer.
Storage Path Optimization for Internet of ThingsInfrastructure ManagementMohamed Sohail
Data Protection and Availability Expert
Dell EMC

 

and

 

Mohamed Esam
Solutions Architect
Dell EMC
This article discusses ways to address the challenges that IoT bottlenecks present through lab exercises and real world scenarios that aim to reduce dependence on the Internet to upload data generated by IoT devices, which minimizes upload delay.
What Big Data Can Do For An Entire NationBig Data and AnalyticsRobson Serafin
Technical Support Engineer III
Dell EMC
This article describes the main information streams administration members face on daily routines and directs them on how Big Data can be used to help the administration.
MarchAutomate Your Path to the Cloud with vCOCloudSudeerpavan Kumar
Delivery Specialist
Dell EMC | Professional Services – India COE
This article discusses how customers can automate their complex workload environment by vCenter Orchestrator workflows, saving time, cost, and resources without compromising performance or service quality while gaining better visibility into resource utilization.
Take Back Control of Your Oracle Database BackupsData ProtectionChris Mavromatis
  SME, Data Protection & Availability Solutions  
  Dell EMC | Technical Support Services
This article describes how with the use of EMC Database App Agent, Oracle DBA’s can easily and efficiently control their database backups, and store it onto a Data Domain array.
Path to Cloud MigrationCloudChethan Nagaraj
Dell EMC
This article explains the motivating factor for cloud migrations, possible benefits, risks involved in cloud migrations, cloud security, identifying and determining if an application is a candidate for cloud migration, and guidelines for selecting the right cloud provider.
AprilTarget Compound IdentificationOtherWilliam Sheerin,
Wei Lin,
Ronaldo Braga,
and Shriya Chintada
This article discusses present work underway to develop a framework that will identify drug compounds that have a greater go-to-market potential.
OneFS Unified Security ModelStorageSteffen Thuemmel
Advisory Systems Engineer
Dell EMC
This article is broken down into a four-part series which explain AIMA (Authentication, Authorisation, and Identity Management), with the focus on practical usage.
The Vblock, the IoT Gateway and the SensorsConverged InfrastructureSherif Mohsen
Services Proposal Consultant
Dell EMC
This article examines the potential of providing IT capabilities, not only in the datacenter via Vblocks, but also extending this to include sensor devices and IoT Gateways.
A Deep Learning Odyssey: How AI Can Help the WorldOtherPaul Brant
Senior Tech. Ed. Consultant
Dell EMC | Education Services
This article explains and discusses the importance of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and how they are changing the world.
DatArtBig Data and AnalyticsRene Vogt-Lowell
Senior Technical Education Consultant
Dell EMC
This article examines how the create-consume balance empowers more individuals to be co-creators of our world and how data visualization platforms will continue to flourish, evolve, and beget new platforms.