Profile of William TerdoslavichFreelance Writer
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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William Terdoslavich is an experienced writer with a working understanding of business, information technology, airlines, politics, government, and history, having worked at Mobile Computing & Communications, Computer Reseller News, Tour and Travel News, and Computer Systems News. He is returning to computer journalism after a long stint as a book author, book contributor, and stay-at-home father.
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As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.
Can relational database management systems peacefully coexist with big data technologies? Here's what the experts have to say.
The Adobe Summit 2016 is serving as a backdrop to a host of enhancements and launches appearing within Adobe's analytics and marketing business, including a new portal for developers.
Hadoop distributor MapR is updating its Converged Data Platform with new support for Docker containers that makes it easier for organizations to work with data and containers. The company has also enhanced security features.
HPE Security is looking to improve the security of mobile devices and the enterprise overall with two new security offerings announced in conjunction with the RSA Conference. HPE also released its Cyber Risk Report 2016.
While most top IT executives at companies of all sizes continue to express concern about the security of data in the cloud, that hasn't slowed their move to embrace this new infrastructure as a home for corporate data. A new survey and report reveal their top security nightmares and provides some recommendations about how to protect data in the cloud.
Like a perverse iteration of Newton's third law, every clever cyber-attack action is always followed by an equally clever reaction from the organization targeted. Is that enough to keep your data safe?
Apache Arrow has been accepted as a full-fledged project by the Apache Software Foundation. The technology is designed to improve the performance and speed of big data components that work together as part of a larger system. The project is backed by the founders of Dremio, who are also the force behind Apache Drill.
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.
IBM turned in better-than-expected fourth-quarter results this week. However, the numbers still show how far Big Blue has to go to return to profit and growth. When does the Street run out of patience?
How do CIOs view their role within their organizations? Are they the chief innovation officers that they should be? A new study by IDC looks at how these executives see themselves and how others within their organizations view them.
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
Much of the advice provided to automakers in a new McKinsey report has as its unspoken theme some level of information technology, including software development, data collection and analysis, and Internet of Things connectivity. In fact, the report said, software competence is becoming one of the most important differentiating factors for the auto industry, according to the report.
Everybody talks about algorithms, but do you know what they are? We take a closer look at the origins of the word algorithm, what it means for business today, and how companies such as Google and Airbnb use them.
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
IBM has released several APIs and opened a new global headquarters for its Watson IoT effort. Here's an update on the company's cognitive computing plan to use Watson to analyze IoT data.
MapR is again beefing up its real-time efforts for big data with the release of MapR Streams. Here's how it works.
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
IBM has bought privately held Gravitant, an Austin-based firm that specializes in cloud brokerage software.
IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM’s Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
Cloudera is filling the gaps in its Hadoop portfolio with two new products. RecordService provides security management across multiple Hadoop data access apps, while Kudu combines fast analytics and data updates, slims workloads.
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
IBM's acquisition streak continues with the buyout of StrongLoop, which boosts Big Blue's Node.js portfolio of services and support.
The deal gives IBM access to ARM's IoT sensor technology and provides developers better and faster ways to analyze and process the data once it has been collected.
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.
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
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.
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
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.
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
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.
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.
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
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.
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?