Cloudtools Revolutionizes Virtual Machine Movement
October 22, 2014 – 9:17 pm | Comments Off

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Today, Cloudtools officially announced the launch of the company and availability of its first product, Shift, designed to revolutionize the process of moving virtual machines between cloud platforms and …

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4 Ways Hadoop Is Improving Our Healthcare System
October 25, 2014 – 8:53 pm | Comments Off

With new medical advances every day, it’s no surprise that the healthcare field has a bold new technology that allows doctors and researchers to more easily access and learn about diseases, treatments, and cures. This technology, Apache Hadoop, is a big data storage and processing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to effectively use much more data than has ever been possible.

12 hadop vendors to watch in 2012New uses and applications are being developed and implemented every day to help healthcare providers diagnose and treat diseases, detect and prevent fraud and system errors, collect massive amounts of data for research and prevention, and even help patients personalize their own care options. Several Hadoop use cases in the healthcare and life sciences fields are expanded upon below.

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Big data trends in 2015 reflect strategic and operational goals
October 25, 2014 – 8:39 pm | Comments Off
Big data trends in 2015 reflect strategic and operational goals

In 2014, enterprises advanced their big data initiatives by converting plans into working projects and even implementations of big data that have transformed the business. In 2015, these businesses will know much more about big …

The Green Data Center: Trying to Hit a Moving Target
October 24, 2014 – 10:08 pm | Comments Off
The Green Data Center: Trying to Hit a Moving Target

Everybody wants to see a greener data center. Environmentalists want lower carbon emissions, utilities want less strain on their infrastructure and the enterprise wants a lower energy bill. The trouble starts when the conversation shifts …

Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers
October 24, 2014 – 9:58 pm | Comments Off
Bitcasa nixes unlimited cloud storage, even for existing subscribers

Anyone using Bitcasa’s unlimited cloud storage plans will need to make other arrangements, as the company discontinues the unlimited plans that put it on the map. Bitcasa says it’s upgrading to a new storage infrastructure, …

Cloudera Big Data Partnership Adds Azure Options
October 24, 2014 – 9:08 pm | Comments Off
Cloudera Big Data Partnership Adds Azure Options

In Microsoft’s new era of openness, interoperability and increased customer options, the company continues to hedge its Big Data bets with a stream of new partnerships, services and initiatives. The company’s continued expansion of data …

If Hadoop Disappears, Will the Label on Your Distro Matter?
October 24, 2014 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off
If Hadoop Disappears, Will the Label on Your Distro Matter?

In the next year we’ll see Hadoop disappear, so said Cloudera co-founder and chief strategy officer in his keynote at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference last week. Olson has a way of saying …

Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots
October 24, 2014 – 8:48 pm | Comments Off
Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans—artificial intelligence—has been lots and lots of data. Last week, at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop …

Hive.im hopes to turn unlimited cloud storage into something social, fun, and free
October 23, 2014 – 10:23 pm | Comments Off
Hive.im hopes to turn unlimited cloud storage into something social, fun, and free

Is cloud storage a commodity? That’s a question that’s been on the minds of investors and industry specialists over the past six months. Giants like Google and Amazon continuously lower their monthly storage prices in …

Business continuity planning gets easier
October 23, 2014 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off
Business continuity planning gets easier

Business continuity planning — how to carry on operating even after a disaster — is still often thought of an expensive exercise only affordable to large corporates. So says Warren Olivier, regional manager for southern …