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Bullish Hadoop Forecast Despite Spark Hype

Bullish Hadoop Forecast Despite Spark Hype

Despite major market inroads being made by Apache Spark, a new forecast estimates the global market for ...

Container Vendors Downplay ‘Memory Pressure’ Concerns

Container Vendors Downplay ‘Memory Pressure’ Concerns

Leading purveyors of application container infrastructure are downplaying a recent analysis that identifies a resource management feature ...

Container Testing Reveals ‘Memory Pressure’ on Apps

Container Testing Reveals ‘Memory Pressure’ on Apps

With early adopters of application container technology completing early testing in multi-tenant settings, potential performance issues are ...

U.S. Open Source Policy Seeks to Leverage Code Reuse

U.S. Open Source Policy Seeks to Leverage Code Reuse

The Obama administration has released a new federal open-source policy for improving access to software developed by ...

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August 25, 2016(2)
Despite major market inroads being made by Apache Spark, a new forecast estimates the global market for the Hadoop big data framework will continue to grow at a healthy clip through 2021, fueled in part by growing enterprise demand for Hadoop services. According to a market forecast released this week by Allied Market Research, the Hadoop market is expected ... Full article
August 22, 2016(0)
Leading purveyors of application container infrastructure are downplaying a recent analysis that identifies a resource management feature in the Linux kernel as a potential "performance killer." LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) released an application container analysis last week after conducting several months of internal "pressure testing" of container infrastructure. It found that many container projects running on Docker or rival CoreOS ... Full article
August 18, 2016(0)
With early adopters of application container technology completing early testing in multi-tenant settings, potential performance issues are beginning to surface. Among them, according to hyper-scaler LinkedIn, is a Linux kernel feature called "control groups" used with most containers to assign resources. In an analysis based on several months of "pressure testing," Zhenyun Zhuang, a software engineer at LinkedIn (NYSE: ... Full article
August 12, 2016(0)
The Obama administration has released a new federal open-source policy for improving access to software developed by or for federal agencies. The new policy released this week by Tony Scott, the Obama administration's CIO, "requires new custom-developed source code developed specifically by or for the federal government to be made available for sharing and re-use across all federal agencies." ... Full article
August 3, 2016(0)
The scaling of machine intelligence technology in the enterprise continues apace with another successful venture funding round reported by a cognitive computing startup. CognitiveScale of Austin, Texas, said Tuesday (Aug. 2) that Intel Capital and Norwest Venture Partners led a Series B funding round that garnered $21.8 million. The startup launched nearly two years ago by IBM (NYSE: IBM) ... Full article
July 22, 2016(0)
Application container deployment is accelerating as security and persistent storage concerns are addressed and enterprises seek to capitalize on the potential efficiencies, flexibility and long-term savings offered by distributed applications. The latest measure of container deployment released this week by enterprise infrastructure vendor NetEnrich, San Jose, Calif., finds that 70 percent of IT professionals it surveyed are currently using ... Full article
July 15, 2016(0)
Machine learning technology is poised to move from niche data analytics applications to mainstream enterprise big data campaigns over the next two years, a recent vendor survey suggests. SoftServe, a software and application development specialist based in Austin, Texas, reports that 62 percent of the medium and large organizations it polled in April said they expect to roll out ... Full article
July 12, 2016(0)
The automation of DevOps continues to expand as does the integration of current capabilities such as security and governance along with new features like data analytics as enterprise users seek to accelerate and scale application deployment. DevOps specialist Chef Software Inc. has moved to consolidate many of these functions onto a single platform that is billed as providing a ... Full article
July 5, 2016(0)
The latest version of a distributed key-value platform used to store data in containers across a cluster of machines and previously integrated with the Kubernetes cluster manager includes API and data model features designed to ease upgrades while supporting a broader range of applications delivered via containers. CoreOS, the San Francisco-based application container specialist, announced last week that version ... Full article
June 21, 2016(0)
As application containers scale in production, some early results are coming in about what can go wrong. Among the potential downsides of a micro-service architecture is what one observer ominously refers to as the "mushroom cloud effect." In a presentation this week at the DockerCon meet up in Seattle, a cloud and virtualization technologist appraised the state of container ... Full article
June 17, 2016(0)
Among the growing number of uses for machine learning-based analytics is providing insight into how the latest software release in a continuous delivery cycle affects overall IT operations. With that approach in mind, a software-as-a-service vendor has released an analytics platform for DevOps teams designed to provide greater visibility into the operational impact of continuous software delivery. Perspica Inc., ... Full article
June 16, 2016(0)
Persistent storage requirements have overtaken security as the top barrier to adoption of application containers in production, according to a new adoption survey. The container market adoption survey released Thursday (June 16) by data management software vendor ClusterHQ nevertheless found that container usage for production workloads jumped 96 percent over the last year. It also found that more than ... Full article
June 10, 2016(0)
Intelligent, often autonomous, systems are making headway in the datacenter as developers, struggling to keep up, seek to offload manual processes by adopting new approaches, such as prescriptive IT automation. That’s the conclusion of a vendor-backed survey of IT executives about the adoption of intelligent machines and systems based on new AI approaches and other expert systems. Still, the ... Full article
June 3, 2016(0)
The expanding application container and micro-services infrastructure got another boost this week with the introduction of a new set of tools for managing distributed software used to orchestrate micro-services. Meanwhile, one of those software developers, CoreOS, announced a new open source distributed storage system designed to provide scalable storage to clusters orchestrated by the Kubernetes container management platform. Puppet, ... Full article
May 24, 2016(0)
As more organizations adopt a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery approach, in which software is developed in shorter cycles and deployed into production at higher velocity, they need a new breed of tools that run at cloud scale and can be seamlessly integrated with a host of DevOps tools across the entire pipeline. To help achieve this speed and scale, increasing ... Full article
May 16, 2016(1)
If you’re committed to DevOps as part of a continuous delivery model, should the cloud be part of your game? The world is changing fast. Ford has Tesla in its rear-view mirror. Taxicabs are giving way to Uber. Hotels are under threat from Airbnb. Samsung is snapping at Apple’s heels. The global terrestrial hit TV program Top Gear is ... Full article
May 3, 2016(1)
Developers are making greater use of application container technologies as they seek to accelerate release cycles but barriers to widespread adoption remain, according to a new vendor survey. Seattle-based continuous application delivery specialist Shippable said Tuesday (May 3) its survey of more than 300 U.S. software developers found that 52 percent are using containers in production for new applications. ... Full article
April 15, 2016(0)
Custom versions of application containers are emerging that meet stringent requirements. Among the first is an HPC-specific container platform dubbed "Singularity" built around what its developers say is the concept of "mobility of compute." Despite the fact that commercial and open source application containers are making steady headway in production settings, researchers overseeing HPC operations at Lawrence Berkeley National ... Full article
March 18, 2016(0)
Black Friday is now a distant memory. But the next one is never less than 356 days away, so pundits are analyzing the results of shopper habits during the last holiday buying season and what they ultimately mean for the future of retail. Here’s one key example: This was the first year online shoppers outnumbered in-store shoppers, according to ... Full article
March 6, 2016(0)
Hortonworks and HPE this week announced a collaboration to enable enterprise-wide Apache Spark implementation, an effort based on work done to the Spark kernel by HPE Labs that the companies say could improve shuffle engine performance by 15x and memory efficiency by 50 percent. The collaboration will center on big data analytics workloads that benefit from large pools of ... Full article

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