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Farther back than I care to admit, we built solutions on bare metal.  To gain required capabilities, programmers would often have to write to a particular device driver, after adding the required adapter.  With the …

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Apache Deltacloud 1.0 Supports Open-Source Cloud Interoperability
August 5, 2012 – 2:39 am | No Comment
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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) recently announced Apache Deltacloud v1.0, which provides several web service APIs for interacting with cloud service providers in a unified, interoperable manner.
The Apache Deltacloud project comprises many implementations for the most popular …

Reno: Home of the Biggest Little Apple Data Center in the World
August 4, 2012 – 8:53 am | 22 Comments
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Apple’s plans to build a new data center in Reno, Nev., have been green-lighted by the state, the last endorsement the company needed before moving ahead with the project.
The Nevada Board of Economic Development endorsed …

Big data woes: Which database should I use?
August 4, 2012 – 8:34 am | No Comment
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In the era of big data, good old RDBMS is no longer the right tool for many database jobs. Here’s a quick guide to choosing among NoSQL alternatives
Big data events almost inevitably offer an introduction …

Birst’s BI feature targets data warehouses
August 3, 2012 – 8:37 am | No Comment
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Birst, a Sequoia-backed business intelligence (BI) start-up, has rolled out a new feature that targets data warehouses and makes potentially juicy data accessible to business users, Venture Beat reports.
The new product, known as Distributed Business Analytics, combines structured data …

The Real Trick to Hadoop
August 3, 2012 – 8:01 am | No Comment
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If you were to list the top half dozen overhyped, buzzy topics in IT these days, I’m sure Hadoop would make the list. Hadoop is an open source framework for analyzing large data sets across …

Big Data drives Teradata profit, shares rise
August 2, 2012 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
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(Reuters) – Teradata Corp’s (TDC.N) quarterly profit trumped estimates on strong demand for its high-margin products that help companies store and analyze large amounts of data, sending its shares up 5 percent in early trading …

Cloudera, HP Make Simplified Hadoop in the Enterprise
August 2, 2012 – 11:15 am | No Comment
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Cloudera, a provides of enterprise software and services for Hadoop, and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have announced a new joint development and licensing agreement. HP will resell Cloudera’s Enterprise platform, and the companies are planning to release …

Citrix Partners Thrive Amid VMware vs Microsoft Hyper-V War
August 2, 2012 – 11:11 am | No Comment
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VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are locked in a virtualization and cloud computing war. Yet Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS) continues to thrive in the shadow of both companies, working closely with channel partners …