Inside Extreme Scale Tech|Thursday, May 28, 2015
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Summer School: MOOCs for Technologists

Summer School: MOOCs for Technologists

Summer means the end of class for many youngsters, but it’s an ideal time for HPC and ...

Google ‘Clarifies’ Position on Docker, Promotes Choice

Google ‘Clarifies’ Position on Docker, Promotes Choice

Google moved this week to quell industry concerns that it was throwing its considerable weight behind an ...

The ‘API Economy’ is Upon Us

The ‘API Economy’ is Upon Us

To hear the experts (or those with a financial stake) tell it, application programming interfaces, ubiquitous APIs, ...

Scaled Storage Boosts Climate Modeling Efforts

Scaled Storage Boosts Climate Modeling Efforts

Climate research projects based on big data analysis increasingly rely on big storage to track historical patterns ...

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May 26, 2015(0)
Using the experiences they gleaned as developers at Flickr, the founders of startup Opsmatic today debuted a real-time data platform and live-state monitoring service built specifically to support the needs of fast-moving DevOps teams. The combination of DevOps and Agile environments creates a complex operating environment that demands real-time visibility and a “single source of truth,” said Jim Stoneham, ... Full article
May 22, 2015(0)
Google moved this week to quell industry concerns that it was throwing its considerable weight behind an alternative application container format by reiterating support for Docker and noting that it has “invested heavily” in the container technology. In a blog post this week, Craig McLuckie, Google’s group product manager, acknowledged a “surprising amount of buzz” surrounding Google’s recent announcement ...
May 20, 2015(0)
To hear the experts (or those with a financial stake) tell it, application programming interfaces, ubiquitous APIs, are the glue that will tie it all together when everything but your coffee cup is connected to the cloud via chunks of software code. At a higher level, API building blocks are being used to integrate disparate legacy systems to the ...
May 7, 2015(0)
Anthem is perhaps as well known for its acquisitive nature as its health insurance offerings. Like many in its industry, Anthem grows partially through consolidation, purchasing both national and regional players to increase its marketshare. And each time the company buys another business, its IT department must audit, assess, discard, and integrate thousands of duplicate, complementary, or unnecessary applications. ...
May 7, 2015(0)
With parts of the emerging application container infrastructure moving ahead on separate tracks, a key player is reiterating its support for a set of open standards for packaging, orchestration and distribution of application containers. The goal of the container open standards push, Red Hat said in a blog post, is avoiding fragmentation, which the company called a “community killer.” ...
May 6, 2015(0)
As many enterprises grapple with the influx of big data they’re collecting about customers’ spending habits, credit histories, online preferences, and social media posts, a start-up expects its ability to provide even more information about the physical world will increase business insight and streamline processes, not add to the data chaos. About six months since it launched a platform ...
May 5, 2015(0)
Rather than invent new applications for existing processes, internal Hadoop developers typically try to use pre-existing programs but Apache Hadoop’s complexities may prevent these professionals from empowering their enterprises to rapidly reap big data opportunities. This challenge is growing as the number of pre-existing applications and data grow and the availability of well-qualified Hadoop developers drops. Instead of quickly ...
April 29, 2015(0)
Visual Studio took center stage at Build 2015, Microsoft’s annual conference for software and web developers. For the first time, Microsoft has extended Visual Studio beyond Windows, with the introduction of Visual Studio Code that offers some capabilities on Windows, Linux, and Apple OS X. Unveiled at Build 2015, Visual Studio Code is “a lightweight code-optimized editor” that integrates ...
April 28, 2015(0)
The API marketplace Mashape has released its Kong application development tool as an open source platform that is billed as among the first management layers for emerging micro-services. The San Francisco-based company said its open source release would eliminate what it calls the “busy work” of rewriting code for backend logic. The management tool would allow developers to write ...
April 27, 2015(0)
SAS kicked off its annual SAS Global Forum with a flurry of new product releases and research reports focused on bringing together business users and data scientists, and unifying the analytics process. Although MarketsandMarkets predicts the business intelligence and analytics software market will reach $26.8 billion by 2020, 72 percent of executives were dissatisfied with the time it takes ...
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