News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software Platforms posted in March 2014
IBM Preps SoftLayer Cloud Datacenter In Hong Kong
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Hong Kong SoftLayer facility will open April 14 and offer Watson, BlueMix, and other cloud services.
Big Data Vendors: WebScaleSQL Is No Threat
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
From Couchbase to MongoDB, NoSQL, and NewSQL, companies say the new MySQL variant created by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter won't have broad appeal.
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
Interop 2014: 8 Hot Technologies
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Interop 2014 kicks off Monday in Las Vegas. Here's a sneak peek of technologies to watch.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered
Slideshows  |  3/29/2014  | 
Is Office for iPad a good fit for you? We go hands-on and answer seven key questions to help you decide.
Intel Invests In Cloudera, But What Changes?
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Intel will fold its Hadoop distribution and invest in Cloudera. It's good news for the entire Hadoop community.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
GM's Data Strategy Pushed To Center Stage
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Improving data management and analytics has always been part of General Motors' three-year IT overhaul, but automaker's recall crisis makes it even more critical.
Google Drops Cloud Pricing
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
The price of cloud computing should keep pace with the falling price of hardware, Google insists.
SAP Hana Spawns Virtual Data Warehouse
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
SAP's new Hana-powered In-Memory Data Fabric queries data without copying and stokes federated-access competition with IBM and Teradata.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud
Slideshows  |  3/25/2014  | 
IBM touts holistic approach to cyber-security, counter-fraud, and compliance efforts. Bankers, security experts, and a former White House CIO offer proactive advice.
Disconnect Search: Google In Private
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
App delivers search engine privacy, with "pay what you want" pricing.
SAS Brings Visual Modeling To Data Scientists
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
SAS seeks next-generation data modelers with SAS Visual Statistics and a social-savvy SAS Customer Intelligence application.
MachineShop Gets Internet of Things Talking
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Startup's API Services Exchange aims to simplify interactions among the Internet of Things' billions of connected devices, applications, and systems.
Big Data Reaches Inflection Point
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
Enterprises see the light on big data opportunities. It's only a matter of time before mainstream data-management environments evolve.
Oracle Reports Gains, But Rivals Grow Faster
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Oracle Cloud subscription revenue increases 25% and hardware rebounds, but Microsoft, SAP, Salesforce.com, and Workday threats loom large.
Microsoft Releases In-Memory Ready SQL Server 2014
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Microsoft SQL Server's newest release adds in-memory OLTP (online transaction processing) and Azure cloud deployment options to the popular database management system. Here's why that's important.
Microsoft Office For iPad: 8 Facts
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
After years of rumors, Office for iPad could arrive before the end of the month. Here's what we know.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
IBM: We'll Stand Up To NSA
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
IBM denies sharing customer information with U.S. government, asserts it would challenge any data demands through "judicial action or other means."
Pivotal Brings In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Pivotal takes on Cloudera and Hortonworks with GemFire XD, enhanced SQL querying, and new machine-learning options in Pivotal HD 2.0.
Facial Analytics: What Are You Smiling At?
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Emotient's API provides "real-time emotional analysis" for use in focus groups and other consumer applications.
Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
Paytronix Proves SMBs Can Do Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Running a Cloudera Hadoop cluster on Amazon Web Services, Paytronix gains insight into customer behavior it couldn't tease out of a database.
NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Mayor de Blasio needs more than public support to advance his plans for jobs, education, and public safety. He must harness big data.
IBM Analytics Improve BMW Auto Quality
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
BMW takes a predictive look at sensor data to eliminate flaws in new models before they go into production.
Bad Winter Weather Meets Big Data Prediction
Commentary  |  3/10/2014  | 
The Weather Company is moving to a NoSQL-powered platform to gather some 20 terabytes of weather data per day. What's the biggest challenge?
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
In-Q-Tel Invests In Data-Prep Platform Paxata
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
Cloud-based platform offers analysis tools, data sharing, and full governance, providing significant productivity gains for data analysts.
IBM Watson Goes On Silicon Valley Grand Tour
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
IBM execs tout Watson-as-a-Service, venture funding to tech startups in California.
Big Data Progress Requires Better Development Tools
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
The big data community needs better app development tools, not more Hadoop whizzes, says Continuuity's CEO.
Office 365 Gets Personal
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Microsoft Office 365 will soon become more collaborative, focusing on relevant content to provide a more personalized work experience.
Hadoop Jobs: 6 Recruiter Tips
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Tech recruiter shares insights and advice for IT pros with Hadoop skills looking to land a new gig.


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