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3 tips for successfully migrating data to the cloud

Hosting your enterprise's data in the cloud offers huge savings potential, but only if you do it right

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Why data in the cloud changes everything

Companies are learning how to take advantage of having their data in the cloud

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Lies your database is telling you

A wise person once said time is a device invented to keep everything from happening at once. Jonas Boner explains how the database world has abused time from the beginning

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FBI, keep out! How to encrypt everything

Encryption is a vital self-defense tool, so here's how to enable it on all your devices and computers running the major OSes

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Managing data and the supply chain, from soup to nuts

Campbell Soup is about to start disclosing its GMO ingredients on labels. Believe it or not, there's a technology lesson here

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Data isolationism will hold back the cloud

Politicians and government want to keep data in the country of origin, but doing so will make the cloud less viable

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Why we must stand with Microsoft on data privacy

The U.S. government dangerously seeks access to cloud data anywhere. There's a better way that business should support instead

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Software development trends to look for in 2016

Native mobile and DevOps will be a continued focus, and "cloud computing" will become simply "computing"

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Self-service BI: Why desktop cowboys need a metadata back end

Forward-looking organizations are going to look for backend metadata repository solutions for their self-service BI platforms that can maintain the flexibility to empower the desktop cowboys in a controlled and repeatable environment

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Why Spark 1.6 is a big deal for big data

Already the hottest thing in big data, Spark 1.6 turns up the heat. Here are the high points, including improved streaming and memory management

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16 for '16: What you must know about Hadoop and Spark right now

Amazingly, Hadoop has been redefined in the space of a year. Let's take a look at all the salient parts of this roiling ecosystem and what they mean

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5 things we hate about Spark

Spark has dethroned MapReduce and changed big data forever, but that rapid ascent has been accompanied by persistent frustrations

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EvilCo! 8 sinister sci-fi corporations (you could be working for soon)

Technical advances and the profit motive don’t always mix to the benefit of society

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How AWS, Azure, and Google import data in bulk

Curious how the major cloud providers migrate data en masse to the cloud? Here's what Amazon, Microsoft, and Google offer

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Blessing or a curse? The mysteries of the tech touch

Some people simply aren’t doing it right -- or maybe computers really have something against them

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The terrible 10: Programmers' biggest frustrations

As great of a job as software developer is, like any other job, it has its annoyances. Here is a list of the things most likely to make them pull their hair out

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Are you a data hoarder? Hadoop offers little choice

Data governance is one of the toughest, dreariest problems in computing. Sadly, the tools offered with the major Hadoop distributions aren't really up to task

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Old software: The savior and scourge of IT

Software will inevitably grow old, but it should never be allowed to fade away

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