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April 21, 2017 – 4:14 am | Comments Off on DevOps – Convergence for Software Development

DevOps seems all the rage these days, but what exactly is it?  Based on the name, Dev-Ops is Development combined with Operations.  Fundamentally this is a great idea.  The driving force is to incorporate feedback …

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Artificial intelligence on Hadoop: Does it make sense?
May 27, 2017 – 12:26 am | Comments Off on Artificial intelligence on Hadoop: Does it make sense?

This week MapR announced a new solution called Quick Start Solution (QSS), focusing on deep learning applications. MapR touts QSS as a distributed deep learning (DL) product and services offering that enables the training of complex deep learning algorithms at scale.

Here’s the idea: deep learning requires lots of data, and it is complex. If MapR’s Converged Data Platform is your data backbone, then QSS gives you what you need to use your data for DL applications. It makes sense, and it is in line with MapR’s strategy. MapR is the first Hadoop vendor with an offering that is marketed as what we’d call artificial intelligence (AI) on Hadoop. But does AI on Hadoop make sense more broadly? And what are other Hadoop vendors doing there?

To read the entire article, please click on this link http://www.zdnet.com/article/artificial-intelligence-on-hadoop/

Cloudera Launches PaaS Environment for Big Data Apps
May 27, 2017 – 12:15 am | Comments Off on Cloudera Launches PaaS Environment for Big Data Apps
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One of the more frustrating aspects of any Big Data project is the amount of time and effort spent on just getting the software infrastructure required to support it up and running. Aiming to reduce …

How VMware VDP 6.1 backs up, replicates and restores vSphere VMs
May 26, 2017 – 11:36 pm | Comments Off on How VMware VDP 6.1 backs up, replicates and restores vSphere VMs
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This virtual appliance is preconfigured with EMC’s Avamar software. VMware tightly integrates Data Protection with vSphere, allowing it to back up and restore vSphere VMs.

VSphere Data Protection (VDP) can back up VMs running in a …

How Experian Is Using Big Data And Machine Learning To Cut Mortgage Application Times To A Few Days
May 26, 2017 – 1:57 am | Comments Off on How Experian Is Using Big Data And Machine Learning To Cut Mortgage Application Times To A Few Days
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Credit reference agency Experian hold around 3.6 petabytes of data from people all over the world. This makes them an authority for banks and other financial institutions who want to know whether we represent a …

Zerto Virtual Replication adds Azure reverse replication
May 26, 2017 – 1:56 am | Comments Off on Zerto Virtual Replication adds Azure reverse replication
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Zerto this week previewed the latest version of its disaster recovery, with enhancements to make DR a smoother process for its customers. The release is code-named “Balvenie” in honor of the Scotch whisky brand.

The DR …

Cloudera offers Apache Hadoop training in South Africa
May 26, 2017 – 1:42 am | Comments Off on Cloudera offers Apache Hadoop training in South Africa
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With a wave of big data hitting South Africa, companies are fast realising the enormous benefits of using big data to address ever growing business challenges. Built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source …

Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix
May 26, 2017 – 1:06 am | Comments Off on Rackspace acquires TriCore, adds enterprise applications to cloud management mix
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Rackspace announced today it was purchasing TriCore, giving it an enterprise applications management play to go along with its cloud management services. The announcement comes just one day after the company announced it was bringing …

Hortonworks Appoints Frank Mong as Chief Marketing Officer
May 26, 2017 – 12:53 am | Comments Off on Hortonworks Appoints Frank Mong as Chief Marketing Officer
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Hortonworks, an innovator who manages open data platforms and modern data applications, appointed Frank Mong as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mong brings 20 years of software and security marketing experience to Hortonworks. In his current …

VMware Wins Corporate Responsibility Award
May 24, 2017 – 11:25 pm | Comments Off on VMware Wins Corporate Responsibility Award
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We’re proud to announce that VMware has won the Overall Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award by the National CSR Awards. The National CSR Awards celebrate business excellence and innovation in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability across a broad range of …