3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
Java: 7 Powerful Features For The Future
Java, unleashed in 1991, has become one of the world's most-used programming languages. Here are seven key features that will keep it viable in a world of supercomputing, Big Data, and the Internet of Things.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Data scientists and IT push the limits of what's possible -- whether that's operating more efficiently, taking advantage of new opportunities, or innovating. Here are 6 ways businesses can boost their effectiveness.
Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best
Many companies are looking for big data skills across the board, but the shortage of talent and the loose application of keywords can challenge candidates and the companies who want to hire them. Try these tips to minimize the risks.
MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
With the release of its Distribution 5.0 management tool and other features, MapR is looking to make Hadoop easier to use and increase its popularity within the enterprise.