Big Data

Q&A: John Schroeder of MapR on Hadoop in the Enterprise

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Apache Hadoop has become one of the most important technologies in the Big Data ecosystem. We recently spoke with John Schroeder, the founder, president and CEO of MapR, to learn more about the latest on MapR’s mission to make it easier for companies to develop Hadoop applications. Read More

IBM Boosts Enterprise Servers, Storage & Software

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IBM unveiled several new technologies to help customers take advantage of cloud computing, and manage and analyze vast amounts of data. The new offerings include the most powerful enterprise Power Systems to date, a new high-end disk storage system and key software updates for IBM’s newest mainframe computer. Read More

Intel Outlines Tech for Mobile, HPC, Big Data

The immense amount of information at the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) last week was infused with a consummate amount of geekiness, and encompasses a broad spectrum of research, markets and products. Here’s a couple of highlights: Wireless Opportunities Intel CTO Justin Rattner provided the keynote for the last day… Read More

The Internet of Things: A Boom for Hosting

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The “Internet of Things” will transform the hosting and data center industries, generating a tidal wave of data that will prompt companies to enlist third-party providers to help them manage it, according to analyst Rachel Chalmers. Read More

The Big Data Battleground: Analyzing the Big Picture

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Big data management is a booming industry, with more than $10 billion being pumped into solutions only dealing with challenges around big data. There have already been some major players identified in the community, both from the private industry and the open-source sector. Read More

Nutanix Brings SAN-free Data Center, Raises $33 Million

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Nutanix has built a compute and storage infrastructure for implementing enterprise-class virtualization without complex and expensive external network storage (like a SAN or NAS). Last week Nutanix raised a new round of financing, led by current investors and joined by a few new ones. Read More

As a Buzzword, “Big Data” Gets Even Bigger

The New York Times examines how buzzwords like “Big Data” – and “cloud computing” before it – can catch on and inject existing technologies with larger cultural relevance. Whether you love these buzzwords or roll your eyes every time you hear them, the Times article is an interesting exploration of the intersection of language, marketing and technology. Read More

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