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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
News  |  4/27/2016  | 
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
Google Cloud Conundrum: 7 Questions That Need Answering
Slideshows  |  4/27/2016  | 
In an effort to gain enterprise interest, Google announced changes to its cloud platform last month that would beef up machine learning and big data capabilities. Still, many questions remain about whether Google's cloud will ever be a serious enterprise contender.
Google Expands Free Apps For Work Offer
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
Subsidizing Google Apps for Work will now continue through the end of the year for customers under contract with other vendors. Google also expanded the program to provide assistance to smaller companies.
93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
Smartwatches Still Lack Killer App
News  |  4/26/2016  | 
The Apple Watch may not need to be tethered to an iPhone for much longer. But Apple needs to make its wristwatch necessary.
Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
News  |  4/25/2016  | 
A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Slideshows  |  4/25/2016  | 
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/24/2016  | 
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Microsoft's third quarter revenue and profits fell short of analyst estimates, sending the stock lower in after-hours trading. Executives touted the growth and strength of the company's cloud business and noted that weaker PC sales and a strong decline in Microsoft's phone business hurt overall results.
AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
News  |  4/22/2016  | 
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016  | 
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
News  |  4/21/2016  | 
Google's requirements for Android manufacturing partners violate competition rules, the European Commission charges.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016  | 
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors
News  |  4/20/2016  | 
A survey of IT professionals by network services company Spiceworks finds concern about the risk of backdoors that bypass encryption.
Reddit’s Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn
Commentary  |  4/20/2016  | 
It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016  | 
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016  | 
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/17/2016  | 
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Windows 10 Feature Roadmap, Federal Lawsuit: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/16/2016  | 
This week Microsoft published a website detailing future Windows 10 updates, sued the US government over data privacy, and updated Skype for Business on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Sues Justice Department, AG Over Cloud Privacy
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.
Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
Cloud Adoption Could Save Feds $10 Billion Annually
News  |  4/15/2016  | 
A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.
Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
Google Cloud Fail Points To 2 Software Bugs
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
The Google Compute Engine cloud service was hit with an 18-minute outage worldwide earlier in the week -- at the same time the supply chain is finally getting comfortable with continuity in the cloud.
Email Privacy Act Clears House Judiciary Committee Vote
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.
Microsoft's Project Madeira: SaaS Apps Designed For SMBs
News  |  4/14/2016  | 
Microsoft is launching a preview of Project Madeira, a public cloud-based business management service designed for small and midsize business.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016  | 
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016  | 
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
SAP's Software-To-Cloud Growing Pains Reflect Industry Shift
News  |  4/12/2016  | 
SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016  | 
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?
Commentary  |  4/11/2016  | 
Amazon's Echo device and its Alexa digital assistant are changing the consumer online shopping experience and integrating it into the home.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016  | 
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
Windows 10 Build 14316, Cloud App Security Launch: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  4/9/2016  | 
This week, Microsoft held its first Envision conference, beta-tested Outlook Premium, launched a major new Windows 10 preview build, and announced a partnership with R3.
Amazon Is Defining, Not Chasing, Future Consumers
Commentary  |  4/8/2016  | 
Through innovations like Prime and Prime Now, plus its AWS business, Amazon is not merely changing the nature of the consumer marketplace -- it's helping shape it.
Google, Facebook CAPTCHAs Beat By Bot
News  |  4/8/2016  | 
Improvements in computer vision and machine learning are making it harder for companies to defend against automated attacks.
Gartner: IT Spending Will Decline In 2016
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Gartner expects global IT spending to dip slightly in 2016, to $3.49 trillion. Faced with spending constraints, but the need to advance, many are optimizing by spending on services instead of assets.
Google BeyondCorp Breaks With Enterprise Security Tradition
News  |  4/7/2016  | 
Moving away from perimeter defenses, Google has adopted a cybersecurity architecture, called BeyondCorp, that focuses on understanding devices and users.
Microsoft Cloud App Security Now Generally Available
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Microsoft rolls out Cloud App Security, a new service designed to bring deeper visibility and stronger control to IT and security teams managing cloud apps.
Salesforce Investing In AI, Deep Learning
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Salesforce's recent acquisitions of AI startups including MetaMind will enable it to keep pace with the functions that consumer-focused companies such as Facebook and Google have offered.
WhatsApp Launches End-To-End Encryption
News  |  4/6/2016  | 
Facebook's popular messaging client WhatsApp has enabled encryption by default for its 1 billion users.
7 Reasons The IoT Will Run On PaaS
Slideshows  |  4/6/2016  | 
The Internet of Things is poised for exponential growth, and all that software and data has to live somewhere. Here's why we think that place will be platform-as-a-service.
Mobile Revolution Will Kill Siloed Apps, Forrester Says
News  |  4/5/2016  | 
Forrester anticipates a future in which mobile apps give way to experiences that draw from multiple services to address consumer needs. Here's what it means to your business.
IBM Layoffs Hit Canada, Europe, Australia; US Likely Next
News  |  4/4/2016  | 
IBM layoffs are hitting employees in Canada, Europe, and Australia. Another round of US layoffs is reportedly "imminent."
Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/3/2016  | 
In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our big data roundup, we've got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and others for the week ending April 3, 2016.
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