Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
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.
FBI Won't Share iPhone Hack With Apple, Report Says
The FBI paid approximately $1 million for a hack into an encrypted iPhone, and now plans to keep the details to itself, according to The Wall Street Journal. The government also dropped case against Apple in Brooklyn -- and that has law enforcement fuming.
Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
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
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
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.
Dropbox Infinite Looks To Solve Local Storage Issue
At Dropbox Open London, the company showed off Project Infinite, which has been in limited tests. The feature gives users desktop access to terabytes of data, even from devices with a thumb drive's worth of storage.
Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile -- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
Apple Watch Apps Will Have To Run Natively
On the wearable's one-year anniversary, Apple told developers over the weekend that all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps starting June 1.
10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
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
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, Google Call A Truce On Lawsuits
Microsoft and Google have agreed to abandon all regulatory disputes against each other and have decided to handle any future potential conflicts via collaboration, instead of court fights.
Windows Mobile Slides Closer To Oblivion
Sales of Lumia smartphones crashed and burned during the first quarter of the year, according to Microsoft's latest financial results released this week. The collapse is leading to questions about Windows 10 Mobile's future.
Microsoft's Cloud Business Can't Overcome Weak PC, Phone Sales
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.
Windows 10 Mobile Test Build Rolls Out Texting Via PC
Microsoft is allowing Windows Insiders to test its Messaging Everywhere feature that lets people send and receive text messages on Windows phones and PCs. The feature strips Skype integration from the messaging app.
Opera's Free VPN Offers Web Browsing Privacy
Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
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
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
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
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.
WWDC 2016: iOS 10, Mac OS X Updates Expected
Apple plans to hold the first day of its Worldwide Developers Conference at a larger venue, where the company will unveil the roadmap for its four software platforms, including iOS and Mac OS X. Could a car and more Apple Music be in the works?
IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
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.
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.