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Challengers Arise to S3 Storage Dominance

Challengers Arise to S3 Storage Dominance

When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions ...

Linux, Docker Gain in Public Cloud Deployments

Linux, Docker Gain in Public Cloud Deployments

As the enterprise application stack is fleshed out with micro-services and other emerging tiers, more applications are ...

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 ...

Equifax Ignored Apache Struts Patch For Months

Equifax Ignored Apache Struts Patch For Months

In the aftermath of the second massive security breach at Equifax Inc. in four years, the Apache ...

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September 21, 2017(0)
When it comes to storing data, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) is a runaway success. With trillions of files under management spanning many exabytes worth of data, S3 is the largest digital storage system in the known universe. But things rarely stay the same for long in the IT business, and S3’s outright dominance is spawning attacks from several ... Full article
September 20, 2017(0)
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
September 20, 2017(0)
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
September 18, 2017(0)
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
September 15, 2017(0)
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
September 14, 2017(0)
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
September 8, 2017(0)
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
September 7, 2017(0)
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
September 6, 2017(0)
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
September 1, 2017(0)
A year after exiting the enterprise software business to sharpen its focus on hybrid IT infrastructure for datacenters, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Micro Focus have completed the spinoff to and merger of HPE's software assets with the U.K. pure-play software vendor. The software spinoff is part of the U.S. company's (NYSE: HPE) restructuring strategy that shifts it away from ... Full article
August 31, 2017(0)
What if a learning machine learns the wrong lessons? In a world where software and machine intelligence increasingly are placed in decision making roles – such as, say, helping banks choose who gets a loan and who doesn’t – detection of pernicious bias is critical. But what if the bank isn’t aware its software has, over time, “taught itself” ... Full article
August 30, 2017(0)
Harried DevOps teams are getting help from colleagues with no formal training and little experience in programming, an emerging class of workers dubbed "citizen developers" who are expected to make their mark on enterprises over the next two years. Market tracker 451 Research notes in a vendor-sponsored report addressing the rise of custom applications that fully 82 percent of ... Full article
August 16, 2017(0)
As concerns grow over the slow migration of application container technology beyond backend development, container leader Docker is rolling out the latest release of its enterprise container service for managing Linux and Windows applications. The release adds support for mainframe applications, with all three environments running on hybrid IT infrastructure. Docker asserts that its upgraded container service addresses the ... Full article
August 15, 2017(0)
Microsoft has acquired cloud computing software vendor Cycle Computing in a move designed to bring orchestration tools along with high-end computing access capabilities to the cloud. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to the web site Crunchbase, a Microsoft investment arm previously provided Cycle Computing with "non-equity assistance." Microsoft said Tuesday (Aug. 15) the deal would advance ... Full article
August 15, 2017(0)
As enterprises accelerate the shift to a hybrid private/public cloud model, a growing list of data analytics vendors are stepping up to offer cloud monitoring and other tools designed to ease cloud migrations that are expected to consume the lion's share of IT budgets over the next year and a half. Among them is Splunk Inc., which this week ... Full article
August 9, 2017(0)
You may be familiar with the cliché that data is the new oil and analytics is the combustion engines that will power enterprises to corporate nirvana with all manner of game-changing insights. But the problem is that for most large businesses, enterprise data is like the tar sands. It’s there and everyone believes in its huge potential, but it’s ... Full article
August 7, 2017(0)
Responding to a rash of malware attacks on early and vulnerable Internet of Things devices, lawmakers have stepped forward with a proposal to improve weak IoT cyber-security. While attempts at legislating technical specs don't always pan out, four U.S. senators are nevertheless proposing legislation that would attempt to shore up standards for IoT, starting with devices used by government ... Full article
August 3, 2017(0)
Stock prices of airline companies – starting with Southwest and Hawaiian airlines – that have embraced AI look like the flight path of a plane just after take-off: steady ascent. In fact, a growing divide is emerging between airlines that have, and have not, applied predictive analytics and learning algorithms to ticketing, maintenance, scheduling, pricing and other operations, one ... Full article
August 3, 2017(0)
The hardheaded folks who advise investors on what technologies show promise and which are mostly smoke and mirrors are beginning to weigh in on much-hyped approaches such as machine learning. While venture capital keeps flowing into machine learning startups, some technology consultants note that the investment craze around AI is slowing as deployments come up against market realities such ... Full article
August 2, 2017(0)
The low-code approach to enterprise software development is gathering momentum as companies leverage the platforms for cloud and other digital initiatives along with process automation, according to an industry report. Forrester Consulting forecasts in a survey commissioned by low-code specialist Appian that the market segment will soar to $10 billion in revenue by 2019. Among the reasons for expected ... Full article

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