8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

8 'new' enterprise products we don't want to see

So many press releases, so little time -- here are the product announcement emails that get deleted based on the subject line alone

09/29/16

3 strikes against the public cloud

3 strikes against the public cloud

AWS, Azure, Salesforce, and the rest enable you to build and/or deploy stuff in record time -- but those clouds aren't killing on-prem IT for good reason

09/22/16

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Untangle your relationships with graph analysis

Sure, there are graph databases like Neo4j, but graph analysis or graph search may be more useful, depending on the sorts of data relationships you need to explore

09/15/16

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Artificial intelligence: Not the job-killer you fear

Dire predictions about artificial intelligence eliminating working-class jobs tend to come from people who don't understand what those workers do

09/08/16

The catch-22 with Apple security

The catch-22 with Apple security

A long, rocky relationship with Apple products and tech support culminates with a tangled up Apple ID -- and a yearning for Linux

08/25/16

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

Hey Google, Android APIs are a mess

The most popular mobile platform in the world doesn't seem to care much about making developers happy

08/18/16

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

It's unbelievable that in 2016 an entire airline could be brought to its knees by a datacenter outage. Did Delta skip computer science class? Let's review

08/11/16

Big data problem? Don't forget search

Big data problem? Don't forget search

While Hadoop, Spark, and NoSQL databases make more noise, search is the original -- and one of the most useful -- big data technologies

07/29/16

7 stages of a failed software project

7 stages of a failed software project

Know the signs! You might not be able to affect the outcome, but at least you'll recognize when to fasten your seatbelt and update your resume

07/21/16

With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

With big data, CEOs find garbage in is still garbage out

BI has always topped of the list of enterprise priorities -- and execs are always the least satisfied with BI initiatives. Why should big data be any different?

07/14/16

Hey AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- your days may be numbered

Hey AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile -- your days may be numbered

As mobile users overwhelm shared cellular data networks, scrappy independent providers armed with low-cost equipment could bring the solution

07/07/16

How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

How to get your mainframe's data for Hadoop analytics

IT's mainframe managers don't want to give you access but do want the mainframe's data used. Here's how to square that circle

06/30/16

HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

HDFS: Big data analytics' weakest link

Hadoop's distributed file system isn't as fast, efficient, or easy to operate as it should be

06/23/16

5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

5 big data sources for strategic sentiment analysis

Every company wants to know what its customers feel about it. But sentiment analysis can get more granular -- and turn inward to improve employee satisfaction

06/16/16

We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

We have the big data tools -- let's learn to use them

Few enterprises enjoy even the first-order benefits of big data. The real payoff will come when we interact with systems much less than we do today

06/09/16

Had it with Apache Storm? Heron swoops to the rescue

Had it with Apache Storm? Heron swoops to the rescue

Heron, Twitter's brand-new streaming replacement for Apache Storm, offers easier scaling and higher throughput while maintaining Storm code compatibility

06/02/16

Spark 2.0 prepares to catch fire

Spark 2.0 prepares to catch fire

Today, Databricks subscribers can get a technical preview of Spark 2.0. Improved performance, SparkSessions, and streaming lead a parade of enhancements

05/26/16

OK computer: When pop music meets machine learning

OK computer: When pop music meets machine learning

Who needs 'American Idol'? 'Algorithm Idol' is poised to take its place in the pop music mill

05/19/16

8 reasons you'll do big data this year

8 reasons you'll do big data this year

To know what people are really doing with big data technology, you need to get dirty in the trenches. Here's what we've found

05/12/16

Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

Look out, Spark and Storm, here comes Apache Apex

A new open source streaming analytics solution derived from DataTorrent's RTS platform, Apex offers blazing speed and simplified programmability. Let's give it a spin

04/21/16

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