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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...
The Open Group is planning a tweet jam around what it calls Platform 3.0 issues -- big data, cloud computing, the consumerization of IT and other current trends. Over recent years a number of technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data, social -- have emerged and converged to disrupt the ...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Tony Shan, who was one of the key drivers inside IBM for the cloud reference architecture, and also helped coin "Cloud Engineering," will discuss lots of valuable best practices and lessons learned in designing cloud architecture and...
Over the past two decades relational databases have been most successful in serving large scale OLTP and OLAP applications across enterprises. However, in the past couple of years with the advent of Big Data processing, especially processing unstructured data coupled with the need for ...
While nearly 90 percent of business and IT leaders agree that big data can be useful in making intelligent business decisions, only one-third of companies have implemented big-data initiatives. Furthermore, more than 50 percent of survey respondents said that they had only lukewarm s...
BigData (and Hadoop) are buzzword and growth areas of computing; this article will distill the concepts into easy-to-understand terms. As the name implies, BigData is literally "big data" or "lots of data" that needs to be processed. Lets take a simple example: the city council of San...
Splunk, the software platform for real-time operational intelligence, and Hortonworks, the Hadoop Big Data distribution start-up, have allied so organizations can get operational intelligence using open source Apache Hadoop. Their pact means that data can be moved between Splunk Ente...
The IT industry is nothing if not a breeding ground for an infinite variety of acronyms and neologisms. Alongside cloud computing today sits the term Big Data, which of course we understand to mean “that amount” of data which a traditional database would find hard to compute and proces...
New technologies allow schools, colleges and universities to analyze absolutely everything that happens. From student behavior, testing results, career development of students as well as educational needs based on changing societies. A lot of this data has already been stored and is us...
In the coming years, big data will change the way organisations and societies are operated and managed. Big data however, is not the only trend that will impact significantly how organisations operate. Another major trend at the moment is gamification. Gamification will change the way ...
Companies around the world are collecting massive amounts of data everyday that’s sitting around and not being utilized. Take for example the fact that companies collect demographic and location-based data via mobile devices all the time, but have to figure out how to monetize that dat...
I'd like to address a recent blog post in CloudTweaks titled, "Cloudera Not Cutting It With Big Data Security." The author makes a number of very salient and valid points about Hadoop security… or lack thereof. Indeed the Apache Hadoop platform, which includes HDFS and MapReduce and o...
Adding more memory to your JVMs (Java Virtual Machines) might be a temporary solution to fixing memory leaks in Java applications, but it for sure won’t fix the root cause of the issue. Instead of crashing once per day it may just crash every other day. “Preventive” restarts are also j...
Following my high-level write-up of Hadoop and Big Data, this article will present each of the components or projects that make up Hadoop with a technical description of each. First, what is Hadoop? Hadoop stores and processes large volumes of a wide variety of data that changes rapi...
This review covers both Core Java Volume I--Fundamentals (9th Edition) and Core Java, Volume II--Advanced Features (9th Edition). Both books are part of the Prentice Hall Core Series. I actually got Volume II first and liked it so much I ordered Volume I. I felt like I was missing the...
Master Data Management (MDM) is a very important data governance aspect in enterprises whereby MDM enables the development of a "Single Version of Truth." MDM establishes Single Version of Truth by providing common descriptions for enterprise-wide entities. Need for MDM in Big Data Pr...
Infor, the software company where former Larry Ellison lieutenant Chuck Phillips went after he was bounced out of Oracle to make room for ex-HP CEO Mark Hurd, is working on a Big Data initiative called Sky Vault that will leverage its own ION Business Vault and Amazon’s Redshift gussie...
Over the last couple of months I have been talking to more and more customers who are either bringing their Hadoop clusters into production or have already done so and are now getting serious about operations. This leads to some interesting discussions about how to monitor Hadoop prope...
Big Data has made a huge splash in the enterprise world, but the legal and risk management implications are seldom discussed. It’s critical for businesses to assess these issues and develop a proactive strategy to protect the enterprise from costly errors. Corporate policies and regu...
Hibernate is one of the most used ORM Java frameworks out there. It is really simple to use, just add few annotations and you’re ready to go. However, it is also really easy to experience strange behaviors and bugs if you don’t respect Hibernate’s best practices. That’s why at Tocea we...
Last week, I presented Caching Up and Down the Stack at the Boston Web Performance meetup. It was great to get the chance to present to the 60+ people who came out for the talk. Unsurprisingly, many of the people there knew a lot about caching in all of the different levels I touched o...