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There's a lot of lip service given to the notion of applications defining the way the network behaves. That's primarily because it's recognized that today, at least, it's an application world. Applications are large and in-charge in the eyes of the business who, after all, pays all the...
With a slight chill in the air, we know Halloween is just around the corner. But what could be spookier than ghosts, goblins or a haunted house? For many IT managers it’s the fear of Big Data, which can be understandably overwhelming at first. We’ve compiled five of the spookiest misco...
When the cloud first came out, there were the usual skeptics. "Why would I need a virtual storage when I have my computer right here?" they would ask. Truth be told, if you can access your stored data by just opening a folder or plugging in a USB drive, why go through the toll of going...
The Democratic National Committee leveraged big data analytics to better understand and predict voter behavior and alliances in the 2012 U.S. national elections. To learn more about how the DNC pulled vast amounts of data together to predict and understand voter preferences and positi...
BMC Software on Monday announced the availability of BMC Control-M for Hadoop, a new Big Data management solution that reduces the batch processing time for extremely large collections of data sets, simplifying and automating Hadoop batch processing and connected enterprise workflows. ...
Appcara on Tuesday announced a major upgrade to its AppStack cloud application automation and migration platform that makes it easier to deploy new and existing servers into the cloud. With the process of provisioning enterprise apps still painfully manual and time consuming, Appcara’s...
Introducing TraceView's latest support for Solr Server, which provides breakdown of each operation, enabling more precise performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Solr Server provides JMX statistics that show performance details such as query speed and cache hit/miss rates in a mac...
It’s hard to implement an effective, scalable search system, which is why Apache Solr is probably the most popular ‘black box’ in web app infrastructure. Your site is indexed on Google, but that doesn't mean you're done with search. Content-rich websites provide native search functio...
Getting the most out of Big Data means unprecedented amounts of processing power and storage, a wide variety of tools and technologies, and plenty of sandbox space for data scientists to play in. Choosing whether to execute on a Big Data strategy in the cloud or on-premise is not cut-a...
The cloud provides an easy on-ramp to building and deploying Big Data solutions. Transitioning from initial deployment to large-scale, highly performant operations may not be as easy. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Harold Hannon, a Sr. Software Architect at Sof...
We all know that Big Data is only useful if it is tailored to individuals within companies. In the past, a lot has been made of real-time data delivery – the concept of delivering important information quickly when it’s most needed by the right people. Now a handful of new solutions de...
A new report by MarketsandMarkets says the big data market could reach around $15 billion in value within the next five years. The report categorizes the big data market by products and services, regions and vertical sectors as well as analyzes market drivers and restraints, Marketsan...
For software testers to create a detailed test case during the QA process can be tricky: sometimes it’s not an option; sometimes it’s wasted effort. Here are ways to help make that decision. Part of the skill set required to be a good tester involves the ability to assess a software p...
Combine our natural proclivity to succumb to popular fallacies with the challenge of getting our wetware around just how big Big Data can be, and you have a recipe for disaster. But the good news is that there is hope. The best way to avoid an unseen trap in your path is to know it’s t...
When talking about Big Data, most people talk about numbers: speed of processing and how many terabytes and petabytes the platform can handle. But deriving deep insights with the potential to change business growth trajectories relies not just on quantities, processing power and speed,...
Based on a report from TweetReach, a provider of Twitter analytics reporting, #BigData gets the most impressions on the @CloudExpo Twitter site with an estimated reach of 130,391 accounts and 165,043 impressions on Twitter. As the number one contributor on the topic of BigData, @CloudE...
Each of us are surrounded by our digital choices, preferences, activities, history and experiences that are captured as data and analyzed by the systems and websites we use. Why did Google, a company known for its search engine, develop a mobile operating system? They recognized the ...
Sentiment analytics is an emerging technology enabler for enterprises to extract the sentiments, opinions and emotions from their Big Data sources, so that enterprises can predict the potential acceptance of their products and offerings. This goes a long way in defining the success of ...
Three-year-old DataStax, born to commercialize Cassandra, the cloud-oriented, open source NoSQL Big Data database initially developed by Facebook for its own search purposes, and now considering an IPO, has raised a $45 million D round led by Scale Venture Partners. The new money bri...
Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved i...
Five-year-old Big Data start-up Ayasdi, out only six months, has gotten B round funding worth $30.6 million led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) with newcomers GE Ventures and Citi Ventures kicking in as well as existing investors Khosla Ventures and Floodgate participating. T...
Microsoft Sunday slashed the price of its poorly selling ARM-based Windows-incompatible Surface RT by $150 to $349 for the 32GB model. That’s without the cover that also functions as a touch-sensitive keyboard. With the magnet cover the price is $449. The bigger 64GB model has been c...
Microsoft’s little adventure into tablet land has cost it a $900 million charge to cover its slashing prices on its hard-to-move ARM-based Surface RT widgets earlier this week by as much as 30%. But that was only part of its fiscal Q4 story of missed revenue and profit expectations T...
Don’t correct me if you’ve heard this one before: Information wants to be free. The Internet, cloud services plus mobile devices offer limitless possibilities to experience this freedom. With Big Data, information wants to be relevant, too. There are now more mobile phones in the world...
Folks at MapR Technologies have made MapR M7, their Big Data platform for NoSQL and Apache Hadoop applications, available at Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). M7 is supposed to offer ease of use, dependability and greater performance for NoSQL and Hadoop. Amazon EMR is said to make i...
Asigra, the Toronto backup and recovery house that set the industry standard for capacity pricing back in 1992, aims to do it again but this time make it harder for rivals like Symantec, HP, EMC and CA to follow its example without paying it a tax since it’s got a patent pending on its...
As the volume and purpose of data and business intelligence has dramatically shifted, older notions and misconceptions -- what amount to myths about data infrastructure -- need to updated and corrected, too. Debunking myths around big data should be a first step to making better busin...
Predixion Software, a developer of collaborative predictive analytics solutions, has raised $20 million in Series C financing. The money is coming from two new strategic investors, Accenture and GE Ventures, as well as current investors DFJ Frontier, EMC, Miramar Venture Partners and...
“Cloud Technology Partners focuses on three key service areas: building cloud for our customers, delivering cloud native applications, and we’re migrating applications to the cloud,” explained John Treadway, SVP at Cloud Technology Partners, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud Expo...
If you are considering learning jQuery, this is a great place to start. The author starts the book with an introduction that puts jQuery in context and then helps you set up a development environment. Although I think most people reading this book should already be at a level of exper...
DataTorrent, which just launched Hadoop’s first real-time stream processing platform, has gotten an $8 million A round to push the widgetry. It lets companies analyze, monitor and act on data instantaneously, executing tens of millions of data items a second. The funding was led by...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SHI International Corp., one of North America's top 20 largest IT solutions providers, has been named "Diamond Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 13th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in...
In part 1 of this article, we covered writing web app load tests using multi–mechanize. This post picks up where the other left off and will discuss how to gather interesting and actionable performance data from a load-test. The big problem we had after writing load tests was that tim...
Teradata Wednesday unveiled the Teradata Portfolio for Hadoop, which it touted as offering “the most open, flexible and comprehensive options” to deploy and manage Apache Hadoop. The widgetry offers customers flexible new Hadoop-based product platforms, software, consulting services,...
The incorporation of Symfony components into Drupal 8 prompted me to take another look at what I’d lumped into ‘yet another PHP MVC framework’. It quickly became clear that I’d horribly misjudged Symfony. Drupal 8 hasn’t quite hit code freeze yet, but the adoption of Symfony has alread...
When it comes to analyzing your web application’s performance, TraceView has already instruments a wide spectrum of Java components, such as application servers, frameworks and JDBC connections, all with the convenience of simply including TraceView Java agent jar in your JVM. However,...
Cloud is typically approached as a combination of virtualized or bare metal infrastructure. At this stage of the game, to think about cloud is to think at some level about virtualization. Businesses are also looking at some form of orchestration. And the underlying hardware – CPU, RAM,...
Appcara, an innovator in cloud application management solutions, is using next week's Cloud Expo New York to spotlight technology advances for simplified launching and managing of large, distributed Hadoop workloads into both private and service provider clouds through the use of new c...
Hadoop is delivering on its promise to provide Big Data analytics for enterprises at a fraction of the cost of proprietary MPP systems. The combination of industry-standard hardware and open source software is the key combination behind this success. In his session at the 12th Intern...
In their session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Chris Swenson, Director, Platform Operations at WebMD Health Services, and Ilya Musayev, a CloudStack Contributor at The Apache Software Foundation, will explain how the most common enterprise setups of bare metal and some virtuali...