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Big Data start-ups are like ants at a church picnic. They’re everywhere and they’re getting fed. Guavus, which is focused on tier-one communications service providers and has kept a low profile for the past seven years, has just raised another $9 million, which makes a whopping $87 m...
The Hadoop framework and SSD technology augment cloud data systems ranging from analytics to on-line transaction processing (OLTP) to data warehousing. The resulting balance of processing, networking, SSD storage, and Hadoop optimization results in improving Big Data sort responsivenes...
Federal agencies spent close to $4.9 billion on Big Data resources during fiscal year 2012 and that number could grow to $5.7 billion in 2014. Research firm Deltek estimates federal big data spending will grow to $7.2 billion by 2017 as agencies strive to handle ever-increasing volume...
Enterprises can't close their doors just because integration tools won't cope with the volume of information that their systems produce. As each day goes by, their information will become larger and more complicated and enterprises must constantly struggle to manage the integration of ...
Xyratex, the UK data storage house that spun out of IBM in a management buy-out 20 years ago, is now a strategic supplier to AMD, which picked the Brit’s OneStor Modular Enclosure as a building block for its Big Data and storage-intensive solutions. The Xyratex widgetry has been opti...
If you’re not convinced the hype around Big Data is entirely justified, consider the following statistics: in the time it takes an average person to read this article, 72 petabytes of data (that’s 72 x 1015 if you’re counting) will have been added to the global information pool. Each h...
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has made CloudStack, which it took in as an incubator project a year ago, a Top-Level Program (TLP). That’s supposed to mean that Citrix, which donated the IaaS OpenStack rival to Apache after acquiring it from Cloud.com in 2011, doesn’t have much...
The term Big Data is going to become a key part of the forward-looking business technology debate among informed, proactive and ICT savvy executives. But what's really driving the growing demand for meaningful solutions? While most companies are collecting, storing and analyzing data,...
Technology has been taken over by the Cloud. Putting it in simple terms, ‘Cloud’ is the new meme used to describe nirvana from clogged up computers and saving files directly to the internet. So how does it work? Essentially, instead of saving files to a hard disk or using software on ...
After two years in development and six months in private beta, Platfora, the native in-memory Business Intelligence (BI) platform for Hadoop, has gone on sale. The widgetry is meant to put business users directly in touch with Big Data and eliminate the need for complex and expensive...
inovex GmnbH has just announced its partnership with C12G Labs to support the deployment and operation of OpenNebula-based enterprise cloud infrastructures, and the automation and migration of legacy systems. With OpenNebula as their software platform, inovex experts can set up cloud i...
Today's applications need fast access to data for maximum performance. In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Dr. William L. Bain, founder and CEO of ScaleOut Software, will discuss how in-memory data grids combine distributed caching with powerful in-memory analysis an...
How do you work with a remote product owner who is in a different time zone with very little overlap of normal working hours? An agile puritan would have a simple answer – Don’t. There is an underlying assumption behind this statement. The assumption is that the product owner can pro...
MapR Technologies, the Hadoop technology concern, has gotten a $30 million C round of financing led by new investor Mayfield Fund. Existing backers Lightspeed Venture Partners, NEA and Redpoint Ventures participated. The new money brings total funding to $59 million. The new financing...
Concerns are raised every once in a while in the broader free and open source software community about freeloaders. The attitude expressed is that if you're getting the benefit of FOSS, you should contribute. Building a business on a FOSS project you don't own, whether you're providi...
Big Data applications such as Hadoop and Hive are becoming more widely adopted and mainstream. There is an increasing number of users who will select the cloud – whether private or public – as an efficient and scalable deployment vehicle for these large-scale distributed apps. Hadoop i...
BMC Software this week launched MyIT, an enterprise IT help desk solution that empowers employees to take more personal control over their IT services and to get the right type of help they need -- anytime, anywhere, from any device. Frustration with company IT departments is a widely...
Big Data – a large amount of information that comes in a variety of forms and constantly changes – has generated a significant amount of buzz in the business world, mostly around the implications for marketing. But there’s little attention paid to its potential impact on risk managemen...
VMware’s top management vented at Amazon last week during the company’s annual Partner Exchange conference in Las Vegas, telling the audience that they’re all doomed if the corporate world moves to Amazon’s infrastructure. “We want to own the corporate workload,” CEO Pat Gelsinger sa...
In the last couple of years Hadoop has become synonymous with Big Data. This framework is so vast and popular that Microsoft recently announced, for the first time in its history, that it is going to invest in this large-scale, open-source project as its solution for Big Data. In his ...
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...