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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Modernizing data infrastructure: Hortonworks and Syncsort partner to unlock legacy system data
June 25, 2017 – 2:22 am | Comments Off on Modernizing data infrastructure: Hortonworks and Syncsort partner to unlock legacy system data
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It’s a year and a half into the partnership between Hortonworks Inc. and Syncsort Inc. that is centered around modernizing legacy data stores and infrastructure. The results so far? The synergy between Syncsort’s high-performance data integration …

Look for advances in serving the Hadoop data scientist
June 25, 2017 – 2:04 am | Comments Off on Look for advances in serving the Hadoop data scientist
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Hadoop and its proponents have been stymied in bringing the distributed data framework to wider use, as very special, end-to-end skills are required to get this style of distributed big data application up and running. …

Carmakers pick up speed in big data race
June 25, 2017 – 1:44 am | Comments Off on Carmakers pick up speed in big data race
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Volkswagen is delving into quantum computing. BMW is building a giant new data centre. And Bosch last week announced plans to construct a factory to build chips for self-driving cars. The moves are part of …

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure joins the parade
June 23, 2017 – 2:11 am | Comments Off on Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure joins the parade
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Red Hat Inc. moved into the crowded and hotly contested hyper-converged race today with a new open source software-based product that targets remote and branch offices.

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure integrates Red Hat’s supported distributions of …

IBM ceases Hadoop distribution and partners with Hortonworks​
June 23, 2017 – 1:54 am | Comments Off on IBM ceases Hadoop distribution and partners with Hortonworks​
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Following in the footsteps of Intel and EMC/Pivotal, IBM has abandoned efforts to make a business of Hadoop distributions and mirrored Microsoft in making Hortonworks its supplying partner.

A report from Gartner research VP, Merv Adrian …

Cisco Says SDN-Powered ‘Intent-Based Networking’ Is Industry Future
June 23, 2017 – 1:31 am | Comments Off on Cisco Says SDN-Powered ‘Intent-Based Networking’ Is Industry Future
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Cisco Systems Inc. — the unchallenged kingpin of networking hardware for the past 30 years — this week said it was shifting from hardware-centric to software-driven networking.

The company unveiled what it calls the “network of …

Use PowerShell when working with Hyper-V checkpoints
June 20, 2017 – 11:37 pm | Comments Off on Use PowerShell when working with Hyper-V checkpoints
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By default, Hyper-V checkpoints aren’t enabled on VMs. In order to execute the PowerShell commands below, you’ll be required to enable checkpoints on the VMs. You can use the Hyper-V Manager to enable checkpoints for …

IBM bets on Hortonworks Hadoop platform as its big data engine
June 20, 2017 – 11:13 pm | Comments Off on IBM bets on Hortonworks Hadoop platform as its big data engine
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IBM is dropping its own Hadoop platform and adopting Hortonworks Inc.’s instead as part of a two-way deal that could give users of both companies increased access to enterprise-class capabilities for managing and analyzing big …