For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
IBM Makes Huge Apache Spark Commitment - IBM is donating its IBM SystemML machine learning technology to the Spark ecosystem, incorporating Spark extensively in its offerings as well as committing significant resources to Spark-related projects.
Data Center Management: Future of Raritan's DCIM Spinoff - While Sunbird will be a standalone business, the plan seems to be to maintain strong ties to Raritan. Sunbird will act as a Raritan partner, and Raritan founder and CEO Ching-I Hsu will chair the DCIM company’s board of directors.
Schneider Targets Edge Computing With Micro Data Centers - Micro data centers are similar in scope to shipping container-based systems but a smaller package focused on a modular row or individual rack that can be remotely managed.
Forsythe's Chicago Data Center Achieves Tier III - This is the first time the company will be hosting clients in its own facility, though it has built over 20 client data centers over the last decade.
Study Identifies Common Pain Points in Big Data Projects - There is significant spending occurring around Big Data, this year being a major tipping point. However, several pain points are being uncovered. Despite these pain points, almost 90 percent of organizations are seeing or anticipating benefits of increased revenue from these projects.