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Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/1/2015
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NAS Is Sexy Again
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
Commentary
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 3/31/2015
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MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
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MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/31/2015
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Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2015
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Big Data Certifications: Finding The One That Works For You
InformationWeek Staff,
News
We cant tell you which big data certification programs to choose -- that depends on a number of variables in your personal IT career goals and work situation. What we can do is provide you with a selected list of the vendor certifications available.
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/30/2015
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Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
James Kobielus,
Commentary
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
By James Kobielus , 3/27/2015
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Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/26/2015
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Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
By Eric Zeman , 3/25/2015
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Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/23/2015
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Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Kevin Casey,
News
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
By Kevin Casey , 3/23/2015
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Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/16/2015
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IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/12/2015
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2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/5/2015
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Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/5/2015
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Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/3/2015
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Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/25/2015
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/25/2015
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No, AI Wont Kill Us All
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 2/24/2015
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Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/23/2015
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Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
News
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/18/2015
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