Thor Olavsrud

Senior Writer

Thor Olavsrud covers data analytics, business intelligence, and data science for CIO.com. He resides in New York.

Security-as-a-service model gains traction

MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR Edge is a new small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform geared for capturing, processing and analyzing data from internet of things devices at the edge

MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

NoSQL specialist MongoDB seeking to reduce barriers to entry for its database-as-a-service

 MapR and Outscale partner on big data PaaS

MapR and Outscale partner on big data PaaS

The cloud provider unveils a big data PaaS offering built on the MapR Converged Data Platform

SAP adds new enterprise information management

SAP adds new enterprise information management

Aiming to help organizations better manage, govern and strategically use and control their data assets, SAP has updated its EIM portfolio

5 data breach predictions for 2017

5 data breach predictions for 2017

Stay ahead of emerging threats -- here are five key data breach trends you should anticipate in 2017

5 tips to help developers keep up with changing technologies

5 tips to help developers keep up with changing technologies

Developers want to learn new technologies and build new things, and these five tips can help keep the innovation flowing

IBM building blockchain ecosystem

IBM building blockchain ecosystem

To help build an ecosystem around IBM Blockchain and the Linux Foundation Hyperledger Fabric, Big Blue is offering a revenue-sharing program, along with tools and expert support

5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

5 security practices hackers say make their lives harder

Hackers believe no password is safe from a determined attacker, but they agree that five key security measures can make it a lot harder to penetrate enterprise networks

MapR shows off enterprise-grade Spark distribution

MapR shows off enterprise-grade Spark distribution

MapR Technologies packages the complete Spark stack, patented features from the MapR Platform, and key open source projects that complement Spark

What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

The Apache: Big Data conference will host panels on a huge range of topics as well as a forum on ODPi and ASF collaboration

5 things containers need to win the enterprise

5 things containers need to win the enterprise

Container technology like Docker and CoreOS offers tremendous benefits in terms of flexible service and application delivery, but it needs these five key elements to take off in the enterprise

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