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TigerGraph Emerges with Native Parallel Graph Database

TigerGraph Emerges with Native Parallel Graph Database

A startup named TigerGraph emerged from stealth today with a new native parallel graph database that its ...

Oracle Takes Aim at Public Cloud Heavies, Claims 50% Cost Savings

Oracle Takes Aim at Public Cloud Heavies, Claims 50% Cost Savings

In an overt attempt to overtake – or at least enter the arena with – the Big ...

Cloud Confusion: Who Handles Data Security?

Cloud Confusion: Who Handles Data Security?

As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility ...

Why Your Digital Transformation Initiative Will Fail

Why Your Digital Transformation Initiative Will Fail

There’s lots of talk about “Digital Transformation” as if it were something new, as if the concept ...

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Where Security Meets High Performance Computing

As its power increases and its cost declines, High Performance Computing (HPC) is making an impact on the security field. The ability to use parallel processing to run at speeds of a teraflop or higher is now contributing to improved security in airports, online and elsewhere. At the same time, HPC itself creates a number of new security risks for organizations that employ it. This article looks at HPC’s impact on security. It also explores HPC’s own vulnerabilities and discusses how new solutions from Dell EMC and Intel help address them.

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As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are running in the cloud as the Linux operating system emerges as a "legitimate option" across leading public cloud platforms, a new report concludes. The survey released earlier this month by Sumo Logic, the cloud-native analytics platform vendor based in Redwood City, Calif., ... Full article
A startup named TigerGraph emerged from stealth today with a new native parallel graph database that its founder thinks can shake up the analytics market. With $31 million in venture funding and several high-profile customers, he might just be right. TigerGraph founder and CEO Yu Xu is no stranger to the challenges of building distributed computational engines. After getting ... Full article
In an overt attempt to overtake – or at least enter the arena with – the Big Three public cloud services providers, Oracle today unveiled new public cloud offerings that it says will transform how cloud services are bought and consumed. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s splashy webinar announcement today is straight out of the Business 101 Playbook: when you’re ... Full article
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As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility for data and application security. A vendor survey of 300 IT decision makers released this week confirms that public cloud adoption is growing at a rapid rate as a range of industries look beyond on-premise datacenters to scale storage and computing. It ... Full article
The rise of streaming analytics, and with it ever-greater volumes of big data in motion, is prompting new ways to "transport" data that is increasing ending up in the cloud. With an eye on remote users with limited network access, IBM this week literally rolled out a portable data storage device designed to securely migrate as much as 120 ... Full article
There’s lots of talk about “Digital Transformation” as if it were something new, as if the concept were in its infancy. But in truth, digital transformation has been around for a while, and it’s acting less like a newborn than an awkward teenager with growing pains, giving its parents plenty of trouble. The result: many digital transformation initiatives are ... Full article
Cybersecurity – along with national security and Russian espionage – are very much in the news, and the two concerns came together this week with the announcement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that federal agencies stop using security products made by Russian software company Kaspersky Lab. The concern: using Kaspersky anti-virus software, under influence from the government ... Full article
In the aftermath of the second massive security breach at Equifax Inc. in four years, the Apache Foundation confirmed this week the data breach stemmed from the consumer credit reporting agency's failure to install patches to Apache Struts, an open source framework used to build Java web applications. In a statement released Thursday (Sept. 14), the foundation said a ... Full article
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have launched the United States’s first computational node aimed at the development of nanomanufacturing simulation tools. NanoMFG Node, as the five-year project is called, began on September 1, 2017, funded by a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). As described in ... Full article
The enterprise version of Java has landed at an open source consortium a month after Oracle Corp. revealed it would release the programming language to outside software developers. Oracle announced this week it would turn over Java Enterprise Edition to the Eclipse Foundation, a nonprofit corporation formed in 2004 and an outgrowth of a software project originally created by ... Full article
Startup Heptio announced its latest funding round this week as it seeks to drive application container orchestration deeper into enterprise IT infrastructure by making the technology more accessible to frontline systems engineers. The Seattle-based startup launched last year by ex-Google engineers and Kubernetes project founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie announced Wednesday (Sept. 13) the closing of a $25 ... Full article
Last week Amazon Web Services (AWS) streaming service, AppStream 2.0, introduced a new GPU instance called Graphics Design intended to accelerate graphics. The new instance is based on AMD’s FirePro S7150x2 Server GPUs equipped with AMD Multiuser GPU technology. The AWS move is a win for AMD which has been on a roll of late with the launch of ... Full article
Calling it “hyperscale inspired,” Dell EMC today announced a rack scale infrastructure – including compute, storage, networking, power, cooling and open management – aimed at major carriers and service providers, mammoth companies whose IT requirements rank just below those of the major public cloud and web-scale companies (i.e., FANG*). The company said the offering, called DSS 9000 and scalable ... Full article
Responding to what it says is growing customer demand for overseeing multiple clouds at scale, managed services specialist Rackspace said it is acquiring cloud rival Datapipe. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Rackspace said Monday (Sept. 11) that it expects the acquisition to close during the fourth quarter of 2017, pending U.S. and overseas regulatory approvals that ... Full article
Micro-services specialist Mesosphere is bringing the leading container orchestrator to its datacenter operating system as part of its latest release of its flagship platform. Version 1.10 of the company's DC/OS includes a beta version of Kubernetes, the de facto standard application container orchestrator. Mesosphere said the upgrade would allow datacenter operators to offer application developers Kubernetes for Docker container ... Full article
A company backed by GE’s venture capital arm is using NVidia GPUs, deep learning frameworks, and drones to automate the inspection of physical assets in the oil and gas, electrical distribution, and transportation industries. Avitas Systems, owned by GE Ventures, today unveiled a business plan centered on saving industrial firms millions of dollars annually by improving how they inspect ... Full article
Investment continues to flow into artificial intelligence research, especially in key areas such as AI algorithms that promise to move the technology from specialized tasks to broader applications that leverage big data and exploit machine and "continuous" learning capabilities. With those and other goals in mind—including the societal implications of AI—IBM and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced an ... Full article
The Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), Boston, is at the confluence of major technology trends driving the healthcare industry: AI-based diagnostics of large volumes of medical images, shared among multiple medical institutions, utilizing GPU-based neural networks. Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and later joined by Brigham & Women’s Hospital, CCDS today announced it has received what it calls ... Full article
Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have a reputation for being difficult to program, requiring expertise in specialty languages, like Verilog or VHDL. Easing the programming burden is key to unlocking broader adoption for FPGAs and it’s a prime goal of FPGA vendors, like Intel. Yesterday Intel, which purchased FPGA company Altera in 2015, announced a new set of software ... Full article
Hewlett Packard Enterprise reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter ending July 31 despite what it described as continued "commodities cost pressures" related to tighter memory supplies for servers. It also announced a cloud acquisition. The hybrid IT specialist also reported unexpected gains in its server business as it "pivots" beyond the datacenter to greener pastures such as HPC ... Full article
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