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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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Three months, one degree, $100K salary: Is this the future of IT training?

Crash courses in coding may be a launchpad for careers, but can they deliver developers that really get it?

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LinkedIn fills another SQL-on-Hadoop niche

LinkedIn's open source, home-brew OLAP project is a new way for Hadoop users (and others) to query both real-time and historical data

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Those maddening, mysterious networking problems

No matter how impossible it seems, there must be a solution -- and we have no choice but to find it

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9 movies that get IT (almost) right

Hollywood hackers too often fail to capture the true triumphs -- and mind-numbing drudgery -- of endless hours at the console

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds

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Data is the new black

Information management architectures evolve constantly, and the pendulum is in full swing between data and applications. The latter managed to displace the former as the center of IT. New data sources and requirements are changing the...

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