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Finally, a low-cost cloud-based QA testing tool hits the market. After an extensive beta program by software testers at 500 companies from 23 countries, QASymphony announced general availability of qTest, a cloud-based enterprise test management solution. The testing tool is aimed at ...
The worldwide public cloud market is projected to grow 18.5% this year to $131 billion, up from $111 billion last year, according to Gartner. That number includes a 47.3% jump in Infrastructure-as-a-Service to $9 billion. IaaS was up 42.4% to $6.1 billion last year. Gartner expects...
Intel has gone into the open source Apache Hadoop business with its own distribution, which it calls the Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop or simply the Intel Distribution. Its reason for joining the Hadoop push is to sell more high-end Xeon server chips into scalable Hadoop clust...
Hortonworks said Tuesday that it’s put Apache Hadoop on Windows with its new enterprise-grade, production-tested Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) for Windows. The 100% open source widgetry is the first and only Apache Hadoop distribution for both Windows and Linux. There’s an identica...
Compuware Corporation has partnered with Hortonworks to optimize the performance of Hadoop applications on the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The integration of the Compuware application performance management (APM) solution with Hortonworks Data Platform provides complete visibility...
Skyera has gotten $51.6 million in series B financing led by Dell Ventures and a syndicate of other strategic investors to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solutions. Skyera is supposed to be positioned at the forefront of the hyper-growth solid-state sto...
Red Hat on Wednesday announced its Big Data direction and solutions to satisfy enterprise requirements for highly reliable, scalable, and manageable solutions to effectively run their Big Data analytics workloads. In addition, Red Hat announced that the company will contribute its Red ...
Now that you have the JavaScript skills that you need for using jQuery, you’re ready to learn jQuery. So, in this excerpt, you’ll learn a working subset of jQuery that will get you off to a fast start. When you complete this section, you’ll have all the jQuery skills that you need fo...
More. Better. Faster. Those are common themes development teams hear on a daily basis. In the rush to get new products out to market quickly, companies expose themselves to the risk of software failure. Java developers often turn to open source solutions to help protect themselves from...
The good news about the Big Data market is that we generally all agree on the definition of Big Data, which has come to be known as data that has volume, velocity and variety where businesses need to collect, store, manage and analyze in order to derive business value or otherwise know...
Why did Instagram modify its Terms of Use policy? The new policy says: …to help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or ...
Apple has cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop by $200 and updated its processors. It’s also put out new models with faster processors and more memory. It said the MacBook Pro with a Retina display and 128GB of flash memory will now cost $1,499, down from $1,699. A new model...
This book is both board and deep. Meaning it covers a ton of topics and goes in-depth on all of them. This book is great for the beginner, but also has a lot of advanced material. After a nice introduction that explains the structure of the book the author starts off Part 1 covering t...
Load testing, perhaps more than any other form of testing, is one of those activities that you either choose to do well or risk a result that leaves you worse off than not doing it at all. Half-hearted attempts at load testing yield “results,” but too often those results are inaccurate...
While enterprise IT is transitioning form on-premise deployment to an emerging architecture of hybrid cloud, IT professionals are facing unprecedented challenges to change from managing servers deployed on premise to managing services in hybrid cloud, at the same time extraordinary opp...
Am I the only person who thinks that we need a clear, well understood and unambiguous determine if the development process that you are following can be classified as Agile development process? Do you necessarily have to have a small, co-located, cross-functional team to be able to cl...
IBM says it is buying the software portfolio of Star Analytics Inc, a privately held business analytics firm in California, on undisclosed terms. The acquisition, another in a string of Big Data and analytics acquisitions, is supposed to advance IBM’s business analytics initiatives s...
Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data as… …a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications… Here is a collection of 13 (unluck...
10gen, the outfit behind the open source MongoDB database, which has been downloaded 3.8 million times, has named its president Max Schireson CEO. Former CEO Dwight Merriman becomes chairman. Schireson has been at 10gen since 2011. He was once chief applications architect and VP fo...
Hard drives are dying and Flash is coming into its own. So, sensing an inflection point, STEC, which has a long history in Flash, figures to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the fashionably huge volumes of data of late that have to go somewhere, the increasing availabili...
Machine learning and IT analytics can be just as beneficial to IT operations as it is for monitoring vital signs of premature babies to identify danger signs too subtle or abnormal to be detected by a human. But an enterprise must be willing to implement monitoring and instrumentatio...
Apple wants the whole US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to decide whether Samsung really deserves to avoid permanent injunctions barring its widgets from the American market while infringement suits are pending. It claims the court and the District Court in California have ...
Component-oriented development has many architectural advantages. In spite of this, many developers tend to solve problems the monolithic way on the first go. This article demonstrates how a monolithic design can be modified to achieve component-based design. During this conversion pro...
Violin Memory, the flash storage house reportedly looking to go public this year, has bought GridIron Systems, a start-up whose software accelerates enterprise applications such as online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehouses, virtualization and Big Data analytics. GridIron ...
I was programming in C++ for a living when I fell in love with Java. It was an unintended affair. At the time, I was following a trend with the limited language of C++, which didn’t even have operator overloading or templates, but boasted simplicity and the ability to write the code o...
Calxeda, the Texas start-up with the ARM-based servers, joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) this week, contributing Project Knockout to the cause’s Open Vault dumb storage scheme. A spec enhancement to the SAS expander slot on the Open Vault spec, Project Knockout injects compute i...
Analysis and insight on the famous four buzzwords in the IT world... Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Computing, BYOD and Unified Communication; how they complement, assist and disrupt each other; and the potential impact of the underlying forces in action on their future.... Cloud comput...
Online learning company Lynda.com has gotten $103 million in funding from Accel Partners and equity investor Spectrum Equity. Meritech Capital Partners also participated. It’s the first money Lynda has taken from the outside and is meant to push the 17-year-old company into the inter...
Skytap, the cloud platform that offers virtual lab automation as a service, now has pre-configured Cloudera Hadoop (CDH4) templates in its library that can be used to spin up and manage physical or virtual clusters of up to 50 Hadoop nodes. With complexity removed, the company claims...
Hybrid tools try to resolve the debate of … “Should you write a mobile web application which will render on multiple platforms without significant change but won’t be able to take advantage on native features?” Or “Should you create platform specific native application to fully util...
Industry glitterati have stuffed $26 million in the pockets of Shape Security, a start-up promising to deliver a mysterious new kind of web protection that will make it harder and pricier for hackers to ply their trade. The company says the number of large-scale web security incident...
The industrial revolution continues - starting with the steam engines of the 18th century, continuing with large-scale steel production, oil exploitation, electrical and photographic innovations of the 19th century, and moving on to the transportation, communications, computation and e...
Remember Microsoft’s Surface? Well, Lenovo’s got this thing called the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC that it’s touting as the first “interpersonal computer.” It’s a Window 8 dingus with a 27-inch screen that can be laid down or stood up so four people can use it all at once as though it ...
The NEBs level 3 certification is essential to keeping carriers services up and running during natural disasters and other catastrophic events. The Network Equipment-Building System (or NEBS) is such a standard, attempting to force device builders to engineer their products to withst...
The CSS3 Anthology by Rachel Andrews is subtitled instant CSS answers, how-to's, and examples. This subtitle clearly explains the goal of this book. The book consists of nine chapters. The first chapter is a quick review of CSS. The other chapters cover major topics such as text stylin...
I’ve been doing a lot of work with Windows Azure Mobile Services (WAMS). It’s a brilliant technology that allows you to stand up powerful OData compliant services to support your Windows 8 Store Apps, Windows Phone 8 Apps, and even iOS apps in just a few minutes. It’s hard to oversel...
Ultimately cloud computing will be driven by customer needs for control and enabled by a new generation of hybrid cloud solutions. Today public and private cloud operating models offer islands of IT operating efficiency that can be highly desirable for applications and services specif...
Apple said Monday that, excluding re-downloads and updates, more than 40 billion iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps have been downloaded from its App Store and that it has paid developers more than $7 billion. That makes nearly 20 billion downloads in 2012 alone, Apple said. Nine mon...
Data is going up and data is going down. Its endless upward spiral to the cloud is being lauded as the platform and paradigm that we must now adhere to for future IT efficiency. At the same time, data is going down. It is being processed and (crucially here) it is being ‘analyzed’ at a...
Four out of five executives agree: choosing the cloud is a smart value proposition. Research from Host Analytics and conducted by Dimensional Research found that for four out of five business execs, the cloud is chosen for its value over any other factor, according to an article on Cl...