Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny, a one-day music festival hosted by the Littleton, Colorado brewery, will go down this summer on July 7th. Entering its 28th year, the day-long celebration of music and beer has tapped a solid lineup this year, which is topped by a headlining set by Phish bassist Mike Gordon. The festival will also see performances by Hard Working Americans–the supergroup featuring members of Widespread Panic, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Great American Taxi–and young bluegrass guitar prodigy Billy Strings.Moving on down the lineup, Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn of Leftover Salmon will invite friends Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds, Daniel Rodriguez and Dango Rose of Elephant Revival, and Joe Lessard of Head for the Hills for a special collaborative set. The 28th annual Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny will also see performances by The Sweet Lillies, The Teskey Brothers, Coral Creek, Woodshed Red, and Brothers of Brass.In addition to eight hours of stellar music, the event will also feature a food truck court, brewery education, and, of course, lots of delicious beer. Both general admission and VIP tickets for the Breckenridge Brewery Hootenanny are on sale and can be purchased here. VIP tickets offer unlimited beer and food all day, premier and shaded viewing areas, and a special gift. For more information about the festival, you can head to Breckenridge Brewery’s website here.
Understanding how to uncover insights and drive value from data can give your organization a distinct competitive advantage. This can be complicated since the IT landscape is constantly evolving, especially when it comes to data management and analytics. In a recently published report, ESG surveyed IT decision makers and “nearly two-thirds (64%) said they believe IT is more complex now compared with two years ago; and another 17% said it is significantly more complex.”Organizations can navigate these complexities by focusing on unlocking data insights and bolstering their security posture to protect data.Unlocking Data Insights One of the biggest advancements in database technology came with the introduction of SQL Server 2019 and its new data analytics capabilities. Using R and Python, SQL’s Machine Learning Services can analyze data across multiple disparate data sources, not just the data contained within the SQL database. SQL is no longer just a database, it is the engine that will collect and analyze data – wherever that data lives and in whatever form – structured or unstructured. This eliminates the time and expense associated with data ingestion providing quicker insights to inform business decisions.Also key is SQL 2019’s platform compatibility. For the first time, there is full feature parity with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Kubernetes. A Linux shop can get the full benefit of SQL without having to refactor to Windows.The reporting capabilities of SQL Server Reporting Services, along with the included Power BI Report Server, produce powerful reports that take ones and zeros and provide real information. The translation of data into knowledge gives business an edge.In order to make the most of these cutting-edge capabilities, it is worth taking a look at the hardware that houses the data estate. When time is of the essence, it is important to be able to process this data efficiently, with little to no latency. That is one of the ways PowerEdge servers with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory can add value to the SQL server environment. Optane persistent memory enables transactions to be performed directly on the memory bus, eliminating the extra time needed for data to transfer between the storage module to the processor. In simpler terms, having the option of storage available in a memory slot gives data quick access to the “brains” of the server. Consider this, a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd server using Intel® Optane™ persistent memory delivered 2.2 times the Microsoft SQL Server 2019 performance of a two-NVMe drive configuration and improved performance even more significantly over SATA SSDs—delivering 11.3 times the transactions per minute.¹SQL is Synonymous with SecurityProtecting the data that is the foundation of business is top of mind. In fact, ESG reports that organizations are fighting the battle on two fronts: “40% of respondents identified the need to strengthen their cyber security position, but nearly half (44%) also cite chronic skill shortages in the area of cybersecurity.”Fortunately, SQL is widely recognized as a secure data platform. It is designed with a number of security and compliance features, including the ability to encrypt sensitive data. It is important to know that security patches for SQL 2008 ended in July 2019 and SQL 2012 mainstream service life ended October 2018. Given these recent end of support dates and benefits, now is the optimal time to consider migrating to SQL Server 2019.Protecting data infrastructure starts at the hardware level. PowerEdge servers are built with integrated security features such as the “always-on” iDRAC, which can provide system monitoring and alerts. Security features are built directly into the firmware to help block malicious attacks, detect deviant activity, and restore critical operations when necessary.Additionally, Dell Technologies OpenManage systems management solutions can help simplify, automate, and optimize IT operations. For example, OpenManage Integrations for Microsoft System Center and Windows Admin Center enables visibility and control of hardware infrastructure, operating system, virtual machines, and containers.Simplifying the Data Management LandscapeDell Technologies and Microsoft have partnered for over 35 years. During that time, Dell has received numerous global competencies and over 50 Microsoft “Partner of the Year” awards. This long-standing relationship makes Dell Technologies the ideal infrastructure partner as we offer a broad suite of products to support Microsoft platforms.Choosing to implement new software does not have to be complicated. Eliminate the need to manage multiple purchase orders or vendors with a PowerEdge and SQL 2019 OEM solution. Customers who choose to purchase SQL with their PowerEdge servers will be able to easily install the software on their PowerEdge platform.Learn more about how PowerEdge servers can be the foundation for an all-in-one database solution with SQL 2019. Read the full ESG study, or join the conversation @DellEMCServers._______________________¹Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Watch your transactional database performance climb with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory. Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd servers with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory handled more transactions per minute than configurations with NAND flash NVMe drives or SATA SSDs,” November 2019, comparing a Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd with Optane™ DC Memory to the same system with SSDs and NVMe drives. Actual result will vary.
LNG World News Staff Image courtesy of KogasLiquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into South Korea rose 22.5 percent in March year-on-year, according to the customs data.The country received 4.30 million tonnes of LNG last month, as compared to 3.51 million tonnes in the corresponding month the year before.Qatar, the world’s largest LNG exporter, Qatar, remained the dominant source of South Korean imports with 1.24 million mt of the chilled fuel imported from Qatar in March. These volumes rose by 0.35 million tonnes as compared to last year.LNG deliveries from Australia were slightly down to total 0.72 million tonnes while imports from the US rose 0.46 million tonnes from last year to total 0.53 million tonnes.The rest of South Korea’s LNG deliveries in March were sourced from Oman, Malaysia, Indonesia, Netherlands, Brunei, Russia, France, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, Angola, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea.South Korea’s average LNG price in March was at $9.38 per MMBtu, the data shows.In the January-March period, South Korea received 12.99 million tonnes of LNG. This compares to 11.38 million tonnes in the same period the year before.
University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police
Associated Press University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police February 19, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — University of Michigan asks late doctor’s patients to report sex misconduct, says several incidents described to police.