Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Intel Appoints Brian Krzanich As CEO

Intel (INTC) announced that the board of directors has unanimously elected Brian Krzanich as its next chief executive officer, succeeding Paul Otellini. Krzanich will become the sixth CEO in Intel’s history Read More

MapR Updates Big Data Platform For NoSQL and Hadoop

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MapR Technologies has announced an update of its Big Data platform that provides performance improvements for NoSQL and Hadoop applications. With the MapR M7 Edition, MapR says it has removed the trade-offs organizations face when looking to deploy a NoSQL solution. Read More

Brocade Rolls Out Broad-Based SDN Strategy

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Network equipment vendor Brocade (BRCD) this week rolled out a broad strategy to boost its offerings for software defined networking (SDN). The initiative spans both software and hardware, with a central component being the Brocade VCS Fabric technology. Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt New York: Dwolla, Skytree

TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2013 was held this week in New York City, with plenty of focus on tech disruption, as well as a lot of apps, demonstrations, funding announcements and product announcements. Funding announcements came from SkyTree, which secured $18 million and Dwolla, raising $16.5 million. Read More

USPS Leverages Big Data To Fight Fraud

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As it processes more than 528 million pieces of mail each day, the USPS has become an active participant in the big data revolution, and operates one of the most powerful non-classified supercomputing databases in the world. Read More

Big Data News: Actian Acquires ParAccel

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Big data management company Actian announced it has acquired high-performance analytics company ParAccel. while Teradata (TDC) announced the availability of a new appliance for high-performance analytics. Read More