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IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 7/22/2015
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9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
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.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/15/2015
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Facebook Friends Fort Worth With Data Center Plans
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The Texas metropolis has a new friend in Facebook, which plans to build a data center powered by renewable energy.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/8/2015
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Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
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?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 7/8/2015
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Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/26/2015
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Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/24/2015
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Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
News
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/23/2015
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Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
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.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/23/2015
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OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 6/17/2015
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Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/16/2015
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6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/15/2015
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IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 6/15/2015
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Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/12/2015
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Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/11/2015
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Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/10/2015
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Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/10/2015
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Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 6/10/2015
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Hortonworks Deploys Hadoop Into Public Clouds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/9/2015
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MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
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.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 6/9/2015
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CockroachDB: Ultimate In Database Survival
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Cockroach Labs announces $6.25 million in funding for its big data system that it says will survive calamity and maintain data integrity.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 6/4/2015
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